List of 10 cites which failed in fast track competition of smart city

The Urban Development Ministry has announced the list of 13 cities in the Fast Track Smart City competition Today. The 100 Smart City Mission was launched in the month of June 2015 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The good news is that the Lucknow topped in the selection process of cities which will participate in the second round to develop as a smart city.

Union Urban Development Ministry has estimated the investments of Rs 30,299 crore to develop these cities as a smart city across the country.

In January 2016, the Centre government had announced the list of top 20 cities in the first round of smart city challenge. This time, the 23 cities that submitted their revised Smart City Plans to participate in the Fast Track Competition. The cities are Warangal, Telangana, Chandigarh, Lucknow, New Town Kolkata, Goa, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, Faridabad, Haryana, Raipur, Chattisgarh , Bhagalpur, Bihar, Shillong, Meghalaya, Namchi, Sikkim, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Diu, Daman & Diu, Oulgaret, Puducherry, Silvassa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Imphal, Manipal, Ranchi, Jharkhand, Agartala, Tripura, Kohima, Nagaland, Kavaratti, Lakshadweep and Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

List of 13 cities selected under Fast Track Competition:

  • Lucknow
  • Warangal
  • Dharamshala
  • Chandigarh
  • Raipur
  • New Town Kolkata
  • Bhagalpur
  • Panaji
  • Port Blair
  • Imphal
  • Ranchi
  • Agartala
  • Faridabad

These cities have selected out of 23 cities which were selected in the first round of smart cities in January. The 13 cities have been selected in the Fast Track Competition.

The 10 cities that could not make its position in this fast track competition are Goa, Pasighat, Chattisgarh, Shillong, Namchi, Oulgaret, Silvassa, Kohima, Kavaratti, Dehradun.

These unselected cities will get another chance to revise their plans and submit them for evaluation in the second round of regular competition to be held by the end of June.

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