Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation to Send Smart City Proposal to Center

Municipal Corporation and Consultant firm have finalized Smart City Proposal. On Friday this proposal will be sent to the Union Urban Development Ministry. After several amendments, the final proposal of 2822 crores has been prepared.

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PM Narendra Modi to Launch 20 Cities for 83 Projects Today

PM Narendra Modi would launch projects under his government’s most ambitious programme – Smart Cities Mission – on Saturday here, kick-starting the execution of the schemes to be implemented in 20 cities.

Modi would launch Pune’s 14 projects, along with 69 of other cities, entailing a total investment of about Rs1,770 crore at a special function at the city’s Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex at Balewadi. The 20 selected cities would be linked through videoconferencing.

The cities participating in the Mission have proposed a total investment of Rs48,000 crore in area development and Pan-city solutions. They have proposed public-private partnership (PPP) as a major vehicle of resource mobilization. Ten of the 20 cities have proposed to mobilize Rs8,521 crore under the PPP model, while the others have also indicated this option. A total 26,735 acres has been identified by these cities to make them smart through necessary interventions.

Saturday’s launch would also mark the beginning of the implementation of the urban development plans based on the government’s five-year action plan formulated after analysis of infrastructure gaps in over 500 cities under the Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT, accounting for about 70% of the country’s urban population.

During the Lok Sabha elections campaign, the BJP had made Smart Cities Mission a main poll plank and had sought urban votes promising to convert cities into “smart cities”.

The ministry of urban development has urged the 20 smart cities selected in the first round of the competition to quickly firm up bankable projects for obtaining loan assistance from the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the Brics Development Bank. Source:

April 15 last date to submit proposal for Round two of Smart City Challenge

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Centre received only 85 Smart City Proposals out of 98

Smart Cities Mission

The Ministry of Urban Development has received only 85 smart city proposals out of 98 on Tuesday. The 17 proposals were submitted on Monday and 68 proposals were received on Tuesday. Tamil Nadu has requested to the centre for more time to submit the 12 cities proposals.

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Before final deadline MoUD received 17 cities Smart City Proposals

The seven states and union territory has submitted its 17 smart city proposals to the Ministry of Urban Development on Monday before the final deadline of December 15.

These include Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer and Kota in Rajasthan, Jalandhar and Ludhiana in Punjab, Ranchi in Jharkhand, New Town Kolkata, Bidhannagar and Durgapur in West Bengal, Kochi in Kerala, Davanagere, Tumakuru, Hubli-Dharwad and Shimoga in Karnataka, Bihar Sharif in Bihar and Oulgaret in Puducherry.

Under the Smart City Mission the Urban Development Ministry has received the first smart city proposal from Rajasthan state Rs. 6,457 crore over the next five year for developing Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota and Udaipur as smart cities in the state.

The Rajasthan government has proposed a total investment of Rs. 6,457 crore. As per the submitted proposals the state government a greenfield city will be developed near Kota, the remaining three cities will see retro fitment based smart city development schemes. All four cities will implement technology based pan-city solutions. The government will be spent Rs 2,403 crore on Jaipur, Rs 1,493 crore on Kota, Rs 1,300 crore on Ajmer and Rs 1,221 on Udaipur.

According to the Urban Ministry Guidelines:

Retrofitting: retrofitting is to be taken up over a minimum area of 500 acres of already built up an area to rectify the core infrastructure gaps.

Redevelopment: For a minimum 50 acres by demolishing an existing built up areas to be rebuilt with a fresh layout plan is stipulated.

Greenfield: For greenfield development has to be over 250 acres to ease the pressure on the existing city.

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