Tamil Nadu List of 12 Smart Cities out of 98 Smart Cities

  Indian Government has announced three mega schemes Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Housing- for- All.

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According to official report, Tamil Nadu has been given the opportunity to nominate 12 cities to be developed as smart cities. Tamil Nadu comes second with the allocation of 12 Smart Cities and 33 AMRUT Cities.

The smart cities list include Tuticorin, Cuddalore, Salem, Tiruchi, Erode, Chennai, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Tiruchirappoli, Tiruchi, Dindigul and Madurai which is planned among 98 top smart cities in India. About 12 cities are qualified as top 12 cities in Tamil Nadu.

New List Smart Cities:

Tamil Nadu

  1. Tiruchirapalli
  2. Chennai
  3. Tiruppur
  4. Coimbatore
  5. Vellore
  6. Salem
  7. Erode
  8. Thanjavur
  9. Tirunelveli
  10. Dindigul
  11. Madurai
  12. Thoothukudi

 

Here is the List of 12 Smart Cities to come up in Tamil Nadu:

  1. Madurai
  2. Salem
  3. Chennai
  4. Coimbatore
  5. Tiruchirappali
  6. Tirunelveli
  7. Pondicherry
  8. Tuticorin
  9. Cuddalore
  10. Thanjavur
  11. Erode
  12. Dindigul

71 comments

  • Bharanidharan

    please,check your list of smart cities.It is not having thanjavur,moreover tiruchi and trichirapalli are same.

  • divakar

    is this official? any links?

  • Mohan Ramaswami

    hope the TN Govt will computerize all public utility service payment facility like municipal property tax, water and electricity bill payments, telephone bill payments, land records including EC Certificate etc . Digital India has also been announced. But TN is lacking in computerizing and providing free wi-fi connectivity in all the 12 smart cities

  • Ganesh

    I got information from TV that Tirupur is also one of the City which is nominated for Smart City but here it is not mentioned . check the list …

  • Denesh raj

    Hey pls include vellore bcos all transport facility to go to north states via road is over here plssss!!!

  • Rajesh

    Why is Hosur not part of this list. It has all the basic criteria and is close to Bangalore as well that makes it ideal to be developed as smart city which can benefit from the vicinity of banaglore .

  • Mugunthan

    Tirupur must be nominated as smart city, because it is the 7th largest city in tn and also the knitwear capital of india

  • NRK

    Why is Hosur not part of this list. It has all the basic criteria and is close to Bangalore as well that makes it ideal to be developed as smart city which can benefit from the vicinity of banaglore .

    • Pradeep Kumar

      Dear Sir,
      I can understand your opinion but this government decision of the smart cities project.

    • Pradeep Kumar

      Dear Sir,
      I can understand your opinion but this government decision of smart cities project.

    • Manjunath

      I think Hosur can be included in smart city list.since it’s very near to bangalore and also bangalore not proposed for smart city so it’s benifits to both area.

  • R VISWANATH

    Karur could have been considered. It has a lot of business potential.

    • Sathish kumar Deivasigamani

      Dear Mr.Vishwanath, do you know what are the key factors which has considered for smart city selection by govt of india ?

  • bhaskar v

    what is Differance between City and Smart City

  • ASHWINPRASATH S

    TIRUPUR MUST BE NOMINATED ELSE WE WILL DISAPPOINT YOUR GOVERNMENT

  • what are the Advantages of smart cities???

  • karthick

    when it was finish?

  • Sethu

    Since when Pondicherry got annexed to Tamil Nadu?

  • anon

    I feel sad for BJP – they’re trying desperately to show to these dravidian-voting imbeciles that the entire notion of aryan-dravidian division was fostered by the british to divide us.
    BJP: I assure you that most of us dravidian people are too deeply immersed in hatred of almost everything that you (BJP) represent and ergo we will continue to vote for greedy filthy swine like karunanidhi or jj – or we will go with a hindu-hating swine like thiruma or even semen (or was it seemen). We, dravidians, have successfully decimated our brahmin minorities to (currently) 1% of population. And we will have more reservation policies to ensure that any one who even remotely likes the notion of “MERIT” will immediately move away from our region.
    Vande Mataram !!
    Vaazhka Thamizh makkal !!
    Vaazhka thamizh-ina muttalthanam.

  • Sir in Chennai suburban like saintamas mount Panchayath union ponchyath bodies whether it is concluded want to know

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  • zubair ahamed

    Tiruppur is must.

  • Nice to hear that 12 smart cities in TN.. I am not talking abt the main cities like trichy,madurai,kovai etc… After these cities only vellore,erode,triuppur will gain… Rest of the cities will gain but later… Because erode&triuppur&vellore are gud in business & rest of the cities are not … They will also gain but it will take some times…..but first preferences they will give to this cities

    • Pradeep Kumar

      Dear Sir,
      This is only a first phase of smart cities project in second phase more cities will be developed as smart cites under smart cities project.

    • Krishnamurthy

      @Karthik…From ur words I can see that u have never bothered to get any useful information on cities in southern Tamil Nadu. And u are only very keen on blindly promoting the cities of northern and north western TN. If you are a patron of business alone keep it to urself! Remember Madurai, Tirunelveli, Thanjavur are cities that have a strong base in Tourism and they attract tourists thorough out the year and hence revenue flows. But Tiruppur, Vellore and Erode are very weak in Tourism. But they are a little better in industries thats all. And they do not have a strong and stable resident population like Madurai, Tirunelveli or Tuticorin. Remember Tirunelveli was upgraded to Corporation in 1994. Tiruppur, Vellore and Erode had to wait another 14 long years and got that status only in 2008.

      • Pradeep Kumar

        Dear Sir,
        I appreciate your feelings but the smart city is a government project. The government will decide which city will be selected or not under 100 smart cities.

      • savadamuthu

        Tiruppur is 5th largest in TN & have a population of 10 lakhs as of now… tirunelveli & tuticorin not even touch 5 lakhs… And u say little bit in industries. tiruppur itself gives employment to 6 lakhs people & also earning good revenue to central Govt.

      • Vinod

        U Said tat Madurai, Tirunelveli got Corporation before Erode, Tirupur, Vellore.. But yu Never said tat These Three Cities Tirupur, Erode, Vellore is Richer, Smarter, In Industries, Population, Education Everything.. But Tirunelveli, Tanjore not like them.. They are Big Villages or towns.. They won’t be Cities infront of Tirupur Erode..

    • Krishnamurthy

      Karthik…From ur words I can see that u have never bothered to get any useful information on cities in southern Tamil Nadu. And u are only very keen on blindly promoting the cities of northern and north western TN. If you are a patron of business alone keep it to urself! Remember Madurai, Tirunelveli, Thanjavur are cities that have a strong base in Tourism and they attract tourists thorough out the year and hence revenue flows. But Tiruppur, Vellore and Erode are very weak in Tourism. But they are a little better in industries thats all. And they do not have a strong and stable resident population like Madurai, Tirunelveli or Tuticorin. Remember Tirunelveli was upgraded to Corporation in 1994. Tiruppur, Vellore and Erode had to wait another 14 long years and got that status only in 2008.

      • Pradeep Kumar

        Dear Sir,
        I appreciate your feelings but the smart city is a government project. The government will decide which city will be selected or not under 100 smart cities.

  • Thirupathi

    In chennai which area will be developed in smart city project

    • Pradeep Kumar

      Dear Sir,
      There is no information about which area will be developed first in Chennai under smart cities project.

      • Thirupathi

        Is Ponneri in smart city developing Scheme

        • “To adapt & adopt ourselves for facing CLIMATE CHANGE,
          SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, & ACHIEVE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS;
          Reconfiguring the urban Infrastructure Investment pattern to improve
          the quality of life of all stake holders by planned reduction of urban
          density of population” .
          R. Dhanasekar,

          SSM Polytechnic College
          B. Komarapalayam 638 183, Namakkal District
          Tamilnadu State
          E – mail id: rdsce@rediffmail.com
          ABSTRACT
          Reduction of urban density of population by planned decentralization,
          reverse migration, dispersal of economically robust population
          segments, not the poorest and marginalized, to thinly populated
          regions should be the starting point of sustainable urban
          infrastructure development initiative in developing countries.
          It is high time to place a strict moratorium on urban new investments
          on newer capacity additions, with in the congested regions.
          Due importance to UNIVERSAL SANITATION (perennial source of bio-fuel,
          bio-fertilizer, and golden threshold to the dignity of our masses and
          water borne disease free world), ENCOURAGEMENT OF RENEWABLE SOURCES OF
          ENERGY (human power, animal power included), PENALTY FOR PRIVATE
          FOSSIL FUEL BASED PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION COUPLED WITH active, all
          participative and affordable railway and waterway based public
          transportation will make our investment in our urban infrastructure
          really productive.
          Road sector should complement, not compete with the energy efficient
          railways and waterways.
          The UNEP, UNDP & WHO should spearhead this movement with national
          authorities.

          Lopsided Policies and Public Perceptions
          1. Urban Infrastructure and Utilities Investment
          (Is the present trend is sustainable?)
          Metro railways, six lane and even ten lane express ways, flyovers,
          elevated tracks and mega mega drinking and sewage water projects are
          planned and executed for billions of dollars of money, both in foreign
          exchange and local currency in every metro and non-metro towns.
          Further, even the small towns are catching the diseases of
          urbanization. They too have their own grandiose schemes of over
          bridges and high rise buildings in the smallest expansion of the
          towns.
          All these investments are benefiting builders, promoters, contractors
          and middlemen. Instead, construction of bye-pass roads / ring roads
          and shifting of whole or part of whole sale markets will serve better
          with minimal investments. In case of railway lines also this
          philosophy will hold good.
          It is high time to place a strict moratorium on urban new investments
          on newer capacity additions.
          Alternatively, let us re-channelise all our energies, efforts and
          investments towards rural regions.
          Planned reduction of present crushing, suffocating, and cantankerous
          urban density of population will lead to improvement of quality of
          life for both urban dwellers and the rural folks also, by transfer of
          jobs from (expensive, in every sense of this word) urban locations to
          rural regions.
          Of late, for example, we are very often hearing about maddening crowds
          of people and serpentine lengths of cars and other vehicles on
          Bangalore – Hosur highway. The influential IT industry captains are
          demanding multilane elevated express ways under the guise of
          development of city. For to be sustainable, the IT industry should
          relocate at least a part of their work force to tier II and tier III
          cities which will reduce the crowds in Bangalore and improve the
          viability and vibrancy of hither to neglected smaller towns.
          Last but not the least, the spreading out of resources from congested
          urban locations to far flung rural regions will reduce, God forbid,
          the impact of terrorist attacks and unpredictable natural disasters.
          As an added bonus relief, rescue and rehabilitation missions, if
          warranted, can be mounted and sustained in a far more efficient,
          effective and economic manner.
          2. Decentralization
          To achieve the planned diversion of urban investments and economic
          activities to less populated rural regions, we should actively shift
          the jobs (well paying, powerful jobs, not the run-off the mill routine
          low paying jobs) from congested urban locations to thinly populated
          rural locations. For example, presently the High Court at Chennai has
          42 judges with a circuit bench at Madurai with 7 judges. Why should
          not we have two more benches, one near PUDUCHERRY and the other near
          SALEM, so that the litigating public and their lawyers & the
          supporting staff need not visit Chennai. Likewise, every Government /
          Private / Non Government / MNC / Business / Education / Charity
          Organization should reduce the visitor/user population from far flung
          areas by decentralization / delegation / bifurcation / trifurcation
          etc..
          3. Habitations
          Every built area should have ample open space. If it is to be
          achieved, the tax incentives must be sufficiently high. Here, we must
          use the proverbial a carrot and stick approach. This open space will
          make recycling and re-using of the natural resources a cost effective
          option.
          It may look crazy but still it will make better economic and
          ecological sense, if we promote urban animal husbandry and agriculture
          / horticulture, using the urban organic waste as fertilizer and
          irrigation water source. Sustainable architecture of buildings
          (maximum use of sunlight, domestic waster water utilization, kitchen
          gardens and natural ventilation) should be mandatory for all buildings
          worth more than say, Rupees one crore or 35 feet high or 10,000
          sq.feet area.
          Clear-cut, specified, targeted and unambiguous policy support will
          promote sustainable development initiatives. Suitable disincentives
          for urban congestive concentrations and enough incentives for reverse
          migration (urban to rural) will ensure sustainable development with
          minimum cost and maximum benefit to all the stake holders. Also it
          will reduce the narrow strangling of otherwise our civilized rural
          folks by the cruel chains of caste, creed, race, religion and
          sometimes language too. The present policy of relocating the urban
          slums in the extreme periphery of urban conglomerations will not
          succeed because, the marginalized slum people can never commute from
          the far off distances to their life sustaining jobs.
          4. Move away from city centers
          Big cities have at their centers training establishments, higher
          education institutions, research and development organizations,
          prisons and administrative offices for the entire district / state /
          country. They are all hard pressed for space for expansion. They are
          strangling themselves for want of space and straining the
          neighbourhood also. In most of the cases, they can be conveniently
          relocated away from the city without any government budget support by
          selling their pricey real estate.
          5. Transportation
          Waterways & railways are the least per capita energy consuming
          networks for transport; cars & two wheelers are the least efficient
          and the most polluting. Sadly we discourage the efficient and
          encourage the inefficient. 7000 kilometers of shore lines are blessed
          to us by nature. Are we using it efficiently? We should have at least
          30 major harbours, 150 medium harbours and 500 mini harbours. For
          example, a new green field deep water mega harbour at Kolachel in
          Kanyakumari District will generate employment, in that employment
          starved region and at the same time will reduce the pressure on
          Chennai, Kochi and Tuticorin harbours.
          Likewise, medium size harbours at Pondicherry, Karaikal, Nagapattinam,
          Cuddalore, Mandapam, etc. will make sea-shore based goods and human
          transportation practical one.
          All the pending and proposed railway lines, if completed, will
          enormously help us in reducing energy consumption and accidents too.
          Railway development can happen only, if only if we permit and
          encourage investments and initiatives of every nature (Private,
          Public, Co-Operatives, Joint ventures – Local and foreign). Please
          look at the rapid and enormous developments happened in the telecom
          and road sector.
          Supremacy of the railway transportation should be a national objective
          and obsession instead of the present road based initiatives. In fact,
          the road transportation should supplement and complement, not
          substitute, compete or dominate the railways and waterways systems. A
          minimum required number of passenger / goods-trains and ships / boats
          should have roll-on, roll-off facility for Lorries, buses and cars.
          Even two-wheelers and bi-cycles may be permitted in select passenger
          trains. This will reduce our total fuel consumption and will make a
          significant dent in the number of accidents happening in our highways.
          6. Sanitation as a Source of Bio-Fuel & Fertilizer:
          This country of BILLION plus population has about 2.25 million
          registered, accounted and organized places of worships from high tech
          multi crore to penniless rural establishments (according to 2001
          census). The unregistered, unrecognized places of worships will be at
          least four times than that of the stated 2.25 million. All this places
          of spiritual cleanliness and enlightenment are designed, founded,
          funded, and maintained by our public participation only, of course
          with varying degrees of government control, guidance and regulations.
          Unfortunately in our vast nation of 5000 years of recorded history of
          civilization, we do not have sufficient number of sanitation complexes
          (toilets, bathing houses, urinals and washing rooms). While we stress
          upon the spiritual cleanliness with our commitment of money and time,
          we are NOT even committing our attention, leave alone resources
          towards this daily necessity of sanitation. Right to information,
          Right to worship, Right to speech, Right to education etc. etc. are
          all ok. What about Right to sanitation every day for every one,
          especially women? Instead of attempting for the United Nations
          Security Council permanent seat position and U.N. Secretary General
          position, Let us go for UNIVERSAL SANITATION for all of us in an
          available and affordable format at least by 2020. They are the
          perennial sources for our Bio gas needs, fertilizer and water borne
          disease free world of happiness. We may even solicit the support of
          UNEP, UNDP & WHO FOR THIS STUPENDOUS TASK.
          7. Build away from the Beach
          Whether we like it or not, climate change is true and it is happening
          fast. Let us safe guard our assets by building away from the sea
          shores. Naturally harbours must be located right on the sea shore by
          virtue of their nature. But airports, railway terminals and other
          constructions need not be located adjacent to sea.
          Let us use the sea shores for what they are most suitable. Seashore
          based industries, rest and recreation facilities, temporary
          accommodations and above all green bells with plants on shore and off
          shore too. It is the only way to protect our assets from the vagaries
          of sea and save our life and properties.
          8. Small is beautiful
          It may look moving towards 18th century. But it promises a clean and
          green future for our children and grand children. Wind Mills, Water
          Mills, Small Hydro Power stations, Bio Gas Plants, Animal and Human
          powered transportations (Bicycles, Tricycles, Cycle Rickshaws, Pedi
          cabs, Bullock/ Buffalo/Donkey/ Camel Carts, Horse / Mule Buggies etc.)
          will ensure a healthy nation and healthier people. These environment
          friendly energy sources must be promoted with RESERVED, EXCLUSIVE
          space, every tax break possible, subsidies and concessions. At the
          same time, we must tax the fossil fuel consumers appropriately.
          To succeed, we need commitment from the top people among the
          executive, judiciary, legislature and all segments of civil society
          including media, religious organizations and voluntary movements.
          Given the notable achievements in health care and environment
          protection, a co-ordinated mission by the national authorities along
          with the UNDP, UNEP & WHO will achieve the desired results.
          The author acknowledges gratefully the inspiring writings of the
          following thinkers, doers and achievers.
          1. Prof. P.V. Indiresan, Former Director, IIT, Chennai
          2. Prof. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, His Excellency the President of India

  • K ANAND

    they have selected existing corporations where not much improvement can be done. But they should select deveoping area like Padapai-Uragadam which is the industrial hub of India. There there is freedom to develope. Even metro line from perungalathur can be done with ease, instead of spending 40 times to construct Metro overhead coriidors.There is no Vision. Look for developing areas instead of rectifying kachada.

  • indian citizens

    I have supported the mission of smart city and my comments are first to clean a city and improve a nature of city second build a solar power plant nd wind power plant more third is to control a types of pollution this is major probelm of a country

  • arundev

    don’t feed always rich peoples…lots of poor peoples still living in our societies still children’s begging for food, money in bus stands, railway stations, hotels…please help them give education, and living place…this is government drama for collecting votes from us…save agriculture save India…

  • I support the mission of smart city and I like to bring to the notice of the concerned about the roads in Madurai city limits. I live in Tamil Nadu Madurai corporation limit, Karpaga nagar, Villapuram opp to reliance fresh. We never saw a good metalled road in our Karpaga Nagar and is not fit for vehicular traffic. The Central government is only informing that they have laid good roads in villages but no though about city limits . There is no proper supply of water and drainage is worst. Whether the authorities takes serious view of the prevailing situation and try to improve the area. They always inform that 100 crores funds are available for the area to improve. Underground drainage plan is to be started. In my opinion, it is a dream only.

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  • Sangeetha

    Hi, Anyone can update the area’s for the smart cities in Chennai & Salem?

  • sam david

    The identification of tamilnadu is culture.the culture is fully come from southern tamilnadu.the cities like tirunelveli.tuticorin.kanyakumari and virudhunagar which has the rich Tamil culture.so these cities need to consider as smart cities and secondary head quarter of tamilnadu

  • Beula

    Why kanyakumari not selected for smart city

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  • vignesh

    feeeling sad no nagercoil.kanyakumari not getting any benefit from state government. I think nagercoil has all the criteria to getting selected for smart city but so sad. Any way i hoping future nagercoil also getting developed. If not kanyakumari people may develope the district without support from government.

  • arun

    why nagercoil not selected for smart city project. It is has all the parameters to getting selected in smart city project. kanyakumari is the tourist district. kanyakumari district is not like other district in tamilnadu whole district is like city.population density of kanyakumari district is second after Chennai.

  • deleep raj

    please add nagercoil into smart city project here MP and MLS are not doing anything for people of kanyakumari district. roads and buses are very worst. atleast give smart city project to develope nagercoil.

  • RAJESH

    HAI

    I EAGERLY WAITING TO SEE, BUT WHEN IT HAPPEN?

    I WANT SALEM TO IMPROVE IN ALL ASPECTS

  • i eagerly waiting when it happens ?

    salem must be develop in all aspect,since most population in salem.

  • chandu

    Nice list and good info. Thank you for sharing.

  • POORNA GANESH GUPTHA

    Will any one help me to find what are stuffs gonna happen in Salem, Tamil Nadu. I need to know what’s gonna happen to develop my town.. and as said digital India has been announced and there is no free Wi-Fi in any city of 12mentioned cities of tn. And yeah there is proper online stuffs for our government. And many things to be done comparing to other smart cites. Will everything come to work. When ll d development starts. And what are the programs govt planned.

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  • Rajesh coimbatore

    TIRUPPUR is one of the most developed and important city in tamilnadu.so our govt promote top 10 city include tiruppur .i always welcome.

  • Rajesh coimbatore

    Tiruppur is a major textile and knit wear hub contributing to 90% of total cotton knit wear exports from India.[9] The textile industry provides employment to over six lakh people and contributed to exports worth ₹200 billion (US$3.0 billion) in 2014-15.[

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