Modi Government has announced 30 new Smart Cities, 4 from Tamil Nadu, 3 from UP and Gujrat. Thiruvananthapuram listed top, Patna, Srinagar also listed.
Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram tops the list of new Smart cities, the list includes Naya Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and Rajkot (Gujarat). Total 90 selected under Smart City Mission to develop India. Also, Amaravati, Patna, Srinagar, Bengaluru, Shimla, Dehradun, Aizawl and Gangtok selected under the Smart city Mission.
In a press meet Venkaiah Naidu (Minister of Urban Development) said that the 30 cities announced today proposed a total investment of Rs 57,393 crore under respective Smart city plans. This includes Rs 46,879 crore for ensuring core infrastructure in the areas identified by citizens for area-based development and Rs 10,514 crore for technology-based solutions for improving governance, service delivery and utilization of infrastructure. With this, the total investment approved under the smart city plans of 90 cities has gone up to Rs 1,91,155 crore.
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45 cities contested for 40 smart city slots, but only 30 selected to ensure feasible and workable plans that match the aspirations of the citizens as directed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Modi Government announced Smart Cities:
|10||Srinagar||Jammu & Kashmir|
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Remaining slots 20 cities will contest under Smart city mission. These are: Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Biharsharif (Bihar), Diu (Daman and Diu), Silvassa (Dadra and Nager Haveli), Kavaratti (Lakshadweep), Navimumbai, Greater Mumbai and Amaravati (Maharashtra), Imphal (Manipur), Shillong (Meghalaya), Dindigul and Erode(Tamil Nadu), Bidhannagar, Durgapur and Haldia (West Bengal), Meerut,Rai Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Sharanpur and Rampur (Uttar Pradesh). for more details visit Narendra Modi Official Portal.
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Venkaiah Naidu said the selection of cities for Smart city development is running ahead of schedule and the remaining cities would submit revised Smart city plans for filling up the vacant slots.