40 New Cities Selected For Smart City Including Gandhinagar and Bareilly
PM Narendra Modi’s dream project 100 smart city, remaining cities is selected. Gandhinagar, the capital of Prime Minister’s home State Gujrat is selected for the smart cities mission with Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareilly when the Center selects the remaining 40 of 100 smart cities on June 23.
It is the way to change urban Indian’s live, in this project government will provides uninterrupted power and water supplies, free internet connectivity, effective e-governance, and newly updated infrastructure for the people of the cities.
In the Smart City each city will get Rs 100 crore per year. The central Government is providing Rs 48,000 crore over five years for the smart cities mission.The state Government and private sector will be contributed equally for the scheme.
There are two steps of selecting smart cities. In first stage the state select the city in state level competitions then state nominate the city. In second stage, nominated cities then compete with each other nationally.
The selection is based on score which is receive for carrying out urban reforms in areas such as sanitation and governance. The city which is scored high is selected for the scheme.
Urban development ministry formula is base for the distribution of the scheme across India. The formula is based on a state’s population and its number of municipalities and large towns.
In January 2016, 20 cities were selected and the work of the cities is already started but the 40 cities is selected in July and September haven’t started yet. The government aims to 100 smart cities by 2022.