Know all 100 upcoming Smart Cities approved by Modi governmentNew Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has announced the names of the first 20 cities which will be developed into smart cities in 2016.These 20 cities were chosen from 98 cities shortlisted for the 'Smart
Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh and Rajkot in Gujarat figure in the new list of 30 cities announced today for development as smart cities under the Centre' Smart City Mission.
The latest announcement takes to 90 the number of cities selected for part financing by the Centre under the scheme.
Announcing the new list of smart cities at an event here, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that 45 cities contested for the 40 available smart city slots butonly 30 were selected to ensure their feasibility and workable plans.
An investment of Rs 57,393 crore has been proposed under smart city plans.
Other cities that made to the third round of the competition included Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Patna (Bihar), Karimnagar (Telangana) and Muzaffarpur (Bihar).
Under the Smart City Mission, the Centre provides Rs 500 crore to each city over a period of 5 years for implementing various projects.
In January 2016, the Narendra Modi government has announced the names of the first 20 cities which will be developed into smart cities.
These 20 cities were chosen from 98 cities shortlisted for the 'Smart Cities Mission'.
These cities are: Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Pune (Maharashtra), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Surat (Gujarat), Kochi (Kerala), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Sholapur (Maharashtra), Davangere (Karnataka), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC, Delhi), Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), Belagavi (Karnataka), Udaipur (Rajasthan), Guwahati (Assam), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Ludhiana (Punjab), and Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh).
Last year, the government had unveiled a list of 98 cities, including 24 state capitals for its ambitious Smart Cities project. Two other cities will be announced later.
Maximum number of to-be-developed smart cities is in UP, followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
The list includes 13 cities from UP, 12 from Tamil Nadu, 10 from Maharashtra, 7 from MP, and 3 each from Bihar and Andhra Pradesh are included in smart cities list.
Here is the list of all 98 Smart Cities announced by government:
|S.No.||Name of State/UT||No. of cities shortlisted||Names of Cities|
|1.||Andaman & Nicobar Islands||1||1. Port Blair|
|2.||Andhra Pradesh||3||1. Visakhapatnam|
|3.||Arunachal Pradesh||1||1. Pasighat|
|8.||Daman & Diu||1||1. Diu|
|9.||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||1||1. Silvassa|
|10.||Delhi||1||1. New Delhi Municipal Council|
|14.||Himachal Pradesh||1||1. Dharamshala|
|4. Hubballi - Dharwad|
|19.||Madhya Pradesh||7||1. Bhopal|
|20.||Maharashtra||10||1. Navi Mumbai|
|4. Greater Mumbai|
|9. Kalyan - Dombivali|
|30.||Tamil Nadu||12||1. Tiruchirapalli|
|31.||Telangana||2||1. Greater Hyderabad|
|1. Greater Warangal|
|33.||Uttar Pradesh||12||1. Moradabad|
|35.||West Bengal||4||1. New Town Kolkata|