Modi government declares list of 98 cities chosen for Smart Cities program; UP tops the list

The list includes 13 cities from UP, 12 from Tamil Nadu, and 10 from Maharashtra

Venkaiah Naidu, the Union Minister of Urban Development today declared the list of 98 cities which are to be converted into smart cities. Surprisingly, Bengaluru, Patna, Kolkata, Itanagar, and Shimla have been missing from the smart city list of the government.

Maximum number of to-be-developed smart cities are in UP, followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Uttar Pradesh leads the list with 13 cities chosen to be developed as smart cities.

Here is the full list of states and number of cities chosen to be developed as smart cities:

Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1 (Port Blair)

Andhra Pradesh 3 (Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada)

Arunachal Pradesh 1 (Pasighat)

Assam 1 (Guwahati)

Bihar 3 (Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Biharsharif)

Chandigarh 1

Chhattisgarh 2 (Raipur, Bilaspur)

Dadra and Nagar Haveli 1 (Silvassa)

Daman and Diu 1 (Diu)

Delhi 1 (NDMC)

Goa 1 (Panaji)

Gujarat 6 (Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Dahod)

Haryana 2 (Karnal, Faridabad)

Himachal Pradesh 1 (Dharamshala)

Jharkhand 1 (Ranchi)

Karnataka 6 (Mangaluru, Belagavi, Shivamogga, Hubballi-Dharwad, Tumakuru, Davanegere)

Kerala 1 (Kochi)

Lakshadweep 1 (Kavarrati)

Madhya Pradesh 7 (Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain)

Maharashtra 10 (Navi Mumbai, Nashik, Thane, Greater Mumbai, Amravati, Solapur, Nagpur, Kalyan-Dombivali, Aurangabad, Pune )

Manipur 1 (Imphal)

Meghalaya 1 (Shillong)

Mizoram 1 (Aizawl)

Nagaland 1 (Kohima)

Odisha 2 (Bhubaneshwar, Raurkela)

Puducherry 1 (Oulgaret)

Punjab 3 (Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar)

Rajasthan 4 (Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer)

Sikkim 1 (Namchi)

Tamil Nadu 12 (Tiruchirapalli, Chennai, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Vellore, Salem, Erode, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Dindigul, Madurai, Thoothukudi)

Telangana 2 (Greater Hyderabad, Greater Warangal)

Tripura 1 (Agartala)

Uttar Pradesh 13 (Moradabad, Aligarh, Saharanpur, Bareilly, Jhansi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Agra, Rampur)

Uttarakhand 1 (Dehradun)

West Bengal 4 (New Town Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Durgapur, Haldia)

Welcoming the announcement of 98 smart cities, Anil Chaudhry, Country President and Managing Director, Schneider Electric India, said, “The unveiling of the list of Smart City nominees today is a commendable initiative that will transform India’s urban skyline. Integrated solutions to create an all-pervasive ‘smartness’ in the fields of security , surveillance . transport and mobility, water management, building management and energy efficiency will change the face of India’s municipal and social infrastructure. As emphasized by the minister of urban development Mr. Venkiah Naidu development of smart cities will improve urban quality across states. We welcome the centre’s decision to set up special purpose vehicles for each smart city and are confident SPV’s will help define the contours of the upcoming smart cities. We are quite upbeat that the Rs 3 lakh crore allocated by the Government for this mission will induce active participation from all stakeholders.”

 

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