The Government has finalized the 100 smart cities to be constructed in India. In the List Uttar Pradesh has got the highest number of cities and its followed by Tamil Nadu. The top five list is given below.
Uttar Pradesh (13), Tamil Nadu (12), Maharashtra (10), Madhya Pradesh (seven), and Gujarat and Karnataka (six each).
According to the official of the Government these smart cities will be consrtucted in three phases, the first phase which is to be started this year will be aiming to constructing 20 smart cities while the rest would be done in two batches of 40 each.
The Following list contains those cities which are likely to be converted to Smart cities.
UP: Lucknow, Allahabad and Varanasi Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Surat and Rajkot Punjab: Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar Haryana: Gurgaon and Faridabad Himachal Pradesh: Shimla and Haridwar and
Roorkee in Uttarakhand.
Meghalaya isn’t listed in the Indian Central Government list of ‘100 Smart Cities’. The Central Government smart cities planned by the BJP- led NDA government come up all state leaving only Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and nil of list Meghalaya.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching 100 smart cities guidelines on, June 25 and Modi launch Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and ‘Housing for all by 2022’ projects on the occasion.
Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu meeting convened by Urban Affairs Minister Lyngdoh have been demanded the New Shillog Township and both Tura and Jowai should be developed as “100 Smart Cities” scheme as envisioned by the new government.
New Urban Renewal Mission for 500 cities named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, replacing one christened after Nehru with total outlay of Rs. 98,000 crore for the next five years.
Urban Development Minister’s formula workout according to the population of a state’s the maximum number of smart cities. The formula gave 50:50 weight age to state’s population number of town has it.
After the successful launch of 100 smart cities projects by Narendra Modi. The Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday proposed draft plans for smart cities and the New Urban Transformation Mission..
Venkaiah Naidu said “It’s our intent to roll out the plants for both smart cities as also the Atal mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (Amurat) program that envisages development of 500 cities simultaneously this month itself”.
Indian government has planned to spend around Rs. 1 lakh crore on the two schemes over the next five years. While Rs. 48,000 crore have been estimated for 100 smart cities and Rs. 50,000 crore are estimated for Amurat scheme for 500 cities.
The minister said “Smart cities aspirants’ will be selected through a city challenge competition intended to link financing with the mission objectives. They will be completed all infrastructure facilities like sanitation, sewage treatment education and health facilities. Water management and transport among others”.
The minister said about 14 countries want to invest in the smart city program in india.
Smart City News: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch two flagship urban development programs in this month after a high-profile celebration on 21 june.
officials said the PM will launch two mission for developing 100 smart cities and 500 cities over the next five years first Smart Cities Mission and second Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
According to urban development ministry officials, the guidelines follow an incentive-based approach to get funds for developing urban infrastructure in cities.
This is a high degree of autonomy for the states, and the two mission for designing the urban renewal project will be directed under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
After the launch of two high- profile mission the PM making a strong political pillar in comparison of UPA’s urban renewal mission with the BJP’s commitment.
The Modi government has committed Rs 98,000 crore for five years, according to the UPA’s report card, which says that the commitment was Rs 42,800 crore and the final release was Rs 36,000 crore under JNNURM.
The Indian Government is actively working for the 100 smart cities project and the flagship programme will be launched very soon, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
The Government wants to make urban areas more livable by the new initiatives and make them economically strong. Like building smart cities, 100 smart cities. The plans are ready, contours have been worked out. Cabinet has approved it.
“The Project work will be started any day. We are waiting for the launching day,” he said.
The Union Cabinet had on April 29 approved the 100 smart cities project and estimated about Rs one lakh crore for the new urban renewal mission.
“Then, we have 500 cities in the country. Atal Mission for Urban Renewal and Transformation (AMRUT). 500 cities of one lakh and above population are going to be taken care of, with regard to drinking water, solid waste management, transport, sanitation, green belt, energy conservation. All these things will be funded by the government,” Naidu said.
Under the ‘Housing for All by 2022’, he said, huge amount of interest subvention is going to be given upfront so that the EMI will be less for the beneficiaries.
‘Smart City’ is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project aimed at recasting the urban landscape of the country by making cities more livable and inclusive besides driving the economic growth..
Bhopal Development Authority (BDA) on Friday announced two multi-crore development projects in Bhopal.
The decision to this effect was announced after a meeting of the board of directors of the BDA met on Friday and passed the budget for 2015-16, with an estimated revenue of Rs 621.9 crore and expenditure of Rs 616.1 crore.
The projects include developing a smart city over 75 acres in the heart of the city at stud farm near Jinsi Chouraha. The other one includes developing the TT Nagar area which had already got a cabinet nod for its re-densification, said BDA chairman SB Singh.
Discussing other plans, he said there was a plan to demolish old structures in the Old City’s Ramnagar Paribazaar where new apartments would be built. The project would help develop the Old City areas.
Singh said in New Bhopal, the development authority had plans to go vertical in areas like TT Nagar, where after demolishing 2,400 accommodations, they will construction 4,200 apartments.
He said that they were initiating projects in the city according to the need of that particular area and the usage of the available resources in that area.
Singh said while work on 3,596 apartments for the urban poor was on in the city, this year under the same project they had a proposal to build around 5,000 apartments.
He said chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan wanted to see Bhopal develop as a smart city as soon as possible.
“So we are making efforts to realise his dream by making provision for these ambitious projects in our budget this year. In these projects, a detailed project report will be prepared, based on which we will have a rough idea about how much money will be needed for these projects. Besides, we will be developing these projects in the PPP mode,” he said.
The chairman also said after the finalisation of the metro rail project, the BDA had plans to build a flyover here, for which it had kept a provision of Rs 3 crore.