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Third list of 27 new smart cities announced; Amritsar tops the list

New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday announced the fresh set of 27 cities for financing under the Government flagship Smart City Mission.

As per the Misison guidelines, as many as 40 cities have to be announced during this financial year, as the government had already announced 13 cities in May.

 In January, the government had announced a list of 20 cities for partial funding to be developed as smart cities, which would have facilities such as assured water and power supply, sanitation and solid waste management systems, efficient urban mobility and public transportation, IT connectivity and e-governance, among others.The Government aims to transform about 100 cities by 2019-20, with the Centre providing financial support of Rs 48,000 crore over five years.

Here are the highlights of Smart city announcement

-List of 27 cities announced. In the order of merit here is the list

Amritsar

Kalyan-Dombivili

Ujjain

Tirupati

Nagpur

Mangaluru

Vellore

Thane

Gwalior

Agra

Nasik

Rourkela

Kanpur

Madurai

Tumakuru

Kota

Thanjavur

Namchi

Jalandhar

Shivamogga

Salem

Ajmer

Varanasi

Kohima

Hubli-Dharwad

Aurangabad

Vadodara

 

– As against 27 smart city slots left to be filled up during this FY, 27 of 63 participating cities have qualified

– Competition based selection has made the cities rediscover themselves

– Willingness and enthusiasm among cities to participate in more than 1 round of competition evidence of urban renaissance

– New batch of smart cities are from 12 states

– Naidu calls it Urban Renaissance

– The competition was held in which 63 cities had participated in three rounds of competition

– Naidu begins his speech

-Announcement of 3rd list of Smart Cities will be made by M Venkaiah Naidu at 3.45 PM

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