On Friday, 23rd June the Government of India has announced the list of 30 Smart cities for development process under 90 Smart City Mission. Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala topped the list of 30 Smart cities while Chhattisgarh’s new capital Naya Raipur is in second on the list.
While both the capitals of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Srinagar, made it to the list Congress minister Sonia Gandhi’s body electorate Raebareli couldn’t discover put. Indeed, even the NCR city of Meerut neglected to find the place. There was a tie amongst Raebareli and Meerut when Uttar Pradesh had first sent the list of urban communities for getting smart city tag. Indeed, even Ghaziabad did not get chosen.
Government Declares List of 30 Smart Cities in India; 1st Priority goes to Thiruvananthapuram
Uttarakhand capital Dehradun this time made it to the list. Mumbai did not partake in the opposition. The names were reported by Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu. However, Center was relied upon to declare the names of 40 urban communities, non-support of Bengal and Mumbai cut the numbers down. And also, a portion of the city bodies neglected to score the base qualifying mark during the assessment of their offer for the tag.
Naidu said that 45 urban communities challenged for 40 accessible smart city openings yet just 30 were chosen to guarantee attainable and workable plans that match the desires of the natives.
“All of them will put in place Integrated Command and Control Centres that enable coordination among various agencies for better service delivery and effective management of scarce resources like water and power. So, these are not mere cosmetic changes,” Naidu said.
These urban areas have proposed to contribute Rs 57,393 crore under individual smart city plans. With this, the aggregate number of such urban areas have run up to 90 with an aggregate speculation of Rs 1,91,155 crore.
Of the 30 urban communities declared on Friday, 26 have proposed affordable housing projects that benefit the urban poor, 26 urban areas will be taking up school and hospital projects, 29 will be taking up redesign and redevelopment of roads which again will profit the common man.