PM Modi to kick start works in 20 smart cities on June 25

PM Modi Launched 20 Smart Cities

After the successful launch of Smart City Mission to develop 100 smart cities across India. Finally, first 20 smart cities work will start from June 25 with 14 projects in Pune and 69 other projects will commence in other parts of the country with the total cost of Rs 1,770 crore.

PM Modi will launch projects from Pune’s 5,000-capacity Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex for celebrating the first anniversary of government’s flagship 100 Smart City Mission.

The Urban Development Minister said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Smart City Projects June 25, 2016, kick-starting execution of Smart City Plans of 20 cities selected in the first round of ‘Smart City Challenge Competition.

He also said apart from the Pune’s projects other 69
such project works will be launched on the same day in the other ‘smart cities’ with an investment of Rs 1,770 crore.

The main thing is that these projects are related to the solid waste management under Swachh Bharat Mission, water supply projects, sewage treatment plants and development of open and green spaces under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

These projects will also include providing housing for urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and area development and technology based pan-city solutions under Smart Cities Mission.

PM Modi will also start ‘Make Your City SMART’ contest for designing smart cities with the participation of citizens and winners will get a reward ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs one lakh.

The urban development minister also said the suggestions and designs suggested by the citizens will be duly incorporated by the respective smart cities.

The prime minister will also inaugurate ‘Smart Net Portal’ which enables the cities under different urban missions to share ideas and solutions for various issues during the implementation of various missions.

The launch of all the first batch of 20 smart cities under Smart Cities Mission will be linked through video-conferencing. The selected first 20 cities to develop as smart cities have proposed a total investment of Rs. 48,000 crore in area development and pan-city solutions.

In this mission, some project to be launched for mini-sewerage treatment plants, 444 smart classrooms, bio-methanation plant, WiFi, smart LED streetlights, city surveillance and command and control centre would be initiated.

On this occasion, the Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagara Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, among others will present.

Besides Maharashtra’s Pune, other cities whose projects would be launched include Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), Kochi (Kerala) and Belagavi (Karnataka).

June 25 2016 deadline to launch smart city project for 20 cities


It is said that first batch of 20 selected smart cities have proposed a total investment of over Rs 48,000 crore over the next four years and also a provision of Rs 400 crore for Smart City Project has been made in the budget for this financial year.

According to an official news released it is said that Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba spoke via video-conferencing to the CEOs of SPVs (special purpose vehicles) set up to implement the plans, and municipal commissioners of 16 cities of the nine states and urged them to ensure launch of projects by June 25

Cities that participated in the review were Visakhapatnam and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), Belgavi and Hubbali-Dharwad (Karnataka), Pune and Solapur (Maharashtra), Ahmedabad and Surat (Gujarat), Jaipur and Udaipur (Rajasthan), Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Ludhiana (Punjab) and NDMC.

Earlier the union minister has said that public participation will play a crucial part in making cities smart. “Narendra Modi does not have an Alladin’s djinn to make every city smart. It requires public participation. Smart cities require a smart leader in action, vision, and implementation. (How can) a city be smart if people don’t cooperate with the administration?” he asked.

Naidu said that several politicians have met him and said that the competition based selection of cities is all fine but it brought pressure on them with people asking why not a single city from their states made it to the top 20. “If competition could make political leadership at various levels focus on urban planning and governance, it is a positive outcome since urban governance can no longer be business as usual,” Naidu said.

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1. Bhubaneswar,
2. Pune
3. Jaipur,
4. Surat,
5. Kochi,
6. Ahmedabad,
7. Jabalpur,
8. Visakhapatnam,
9. Solapur,
10. Davangere,
11. Indore,
12. New Delhi (NDMC),
13. Coimbatore,
14. Kakinada,
15. Belgaum,
16. Udaipur,
17. Guwahati,
18. Chennai,
19. Ludhiana, and
20. Bhopal

These 20 cities will be developed as the first smart cities of India in the first phase of India’s 100 smart cities mission.

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According to the published news in The Hindu Bhubaneswar has topped in the list top 20 smart cities and Pune has got the second position from Maharashtra State.

These selected cities will be developed as smart cities with the advanced infrastructure sustainable real estate, communications and market viability.

Here is the first list of 20 smart cities in India:

  1. Bhubaneswar, Odisha

  2. Pune, Maharashtra

  3. Jaipur, Rajasthan

  4. Surat, Gujarat

  5. Kochi, Kerala

  6. Ahmedabad, Gujarat

  7. Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

  8. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

  9. Sholapur, Maharashtra

  10. Davangere, Karnataka

  11. Indore, Madhya Pradesh

  12. New Delhi Municipal Corporation

  13. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

  14. Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

  15. Belagavi, Karnataka

  16. Udaipur, Rajasthan

  17. Guwahati, Assam

  18. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  19. Ludhiana, Punjab

  20. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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