Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru, Patna and Jammu on Centre’s third Smart Cities list

Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru, Patna and Jammu on Centre’s third Smart Cities list

The Minister of the Union, Venkaiah Naidu, announced a proposed investment of Rs 57.393 billion in this batch of 30 cities.

Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Patna and Jammu in the third list of smart cities center
On Friday, the Center announced the third batch of Smart Cities on Friday. Among the 30 cities announced by the Minister of Urban Development, M Venkaiah Naidu were Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Patna, Jammu, Shimla and Allahabad.

This raises the number of cities in the project to 90, leaving 10 remaining machines in the Smart City mission. The proposed investment in these 30 cities is Rs 57,393 crore.

Naidu made the announcement at the National Workshop on Urban Transformation in New Delhi. He said that 45 cities had contested, in the 40 slots available, but chose 30 to ensure a better implementation of the plan.

Bhubaneswar, Pune and Jaipur were among the 20 who achieved the first list of smart cities announced in January 2016. In May 2016, Lucknow, Chandigarh Dharamsala are among the 13 who have been declared winners of Fast Track Smart Cities.

The Bombay Municipal Corporation of Mumbai chose to submit a proposal to be part of the plan. The richest local urban entities in India, which has a budget of 25 billion rupees, are expected to have doubts about the Smart City mission, which includes delivery of the project implementation in a special vehicle and leaving the entity Citizen who play a very small role.

BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta reported last month that Naidu Mumbai would not participate in the mission, according to The Indian Express. A spokesman for the Ministry of Urban Development told the newspaper that the BMC had not submitted any proposals from Mumbai for that round.

Selected cities will be developed to provide basic infrastructure, including water and power supply, sanitation management, efficient public transportation, e-government and IT connectivity. The Council of Ministers has approved the smart cities plan in 2015.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that there would be Smart Cities in each state, and Uttar Pradesh, reaching the maximum at 13. Each state has a number of smart cities in terms of its size, its population and other factors.

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