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SMART CITY MISSION IN INDIA GETS THE UPPER HAND WITH THE GIFT CITY

By making them efficient, citizen friendly, and sustainable, the Government of India is determined to develop 100 smart cities across the country. In this agenda, the Union Ministry of Urban Development has allied with the state cabinets of the respective states. As of Feb. 28, 2018, 99 cities have been included in this mission as they have defeated other cities in the challenge. It is expected that the purpose will bring color from 2022 onwards.

Smart City Mission

The cities that have selected so far

CITY STATE
Port Blair Andaman and Nicobar Island
Kakinada Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh
Pasighat Arunachal Pradesh
Guwahati Assam
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Bhagalpur Bihar
Bihar Sharif Bihar
Muzaffarpur Bihar
Patna Bihar
Bilaspur Chhattisgarh
Naya Raipur Chhattisgarh
Vadodara Gujarat
Surat Gujarat
Rajkot Gujarat
Gandhinagar Gujarat
Dahod Gujarat
Ahmedabad Gujarat
Panaji Goa
New Delhi Delhi
Diu Daman and Diu
Silvassa Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Ranchi Jharkhand
Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu Jammu and Kashmir
Shimla Himachal Pradesh
Dharamasala Himachal Pradesh
Faridabad Haryana
Karnal Haryana
Tumakuru Karnataka
Shimoga Karnataka
Mangalore Karnataka
Davangere Karnataka
Belgaum Karnataka
Bangalore Karnataka
Sagar Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Indore Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
Ujjain Madhya Pradesh
Kavaratti Lakshadweep
Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
Kochi Kerala
Thane Maharashtra
Solapur Maharashtra
Pune Maharashtra
Pimpri Chinchwad Maharashtra
Nashik Maharashtra
Nagpur Maharashtra
Kalyan Maharashtra
Hubli-Dharwad Maharashtra
Amravati Maharashtra
Aurangabad Maharashtra
Kohima Nagaland
Aizawl Mizoram
Imphal Manipur
Bhubaneswar Odisha
Raurkela Odisha
Oulgaret Puducherry
New Town Kolkata West Bengal
Amritsar Punjab
Jalandhar Punjab
Ludhiana Punjab
Ajmer Rajasthan
Jaipur Rajasthan
Kota Rajasthan
Udaipur Rajasthan
Gangtok Sikkim
Namchi Sikkim
Vellore Tamil Nadu
Tiruppur Tamil Nadu
Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
Thoothukudi Tamil Nadu
Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
Salem Tamil Nadu
Madurai Tamil Nadu
Erode Tamil Nadu
Chennai Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh
Moradabad Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Jhansi Uttar Pradesh
Bareilly Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh Uttar Pradesh
Agra Uttar Pradesh
Agartala Tripura
Dehradun Uttarakhand
Karimnagar Telangana
Warangal Telangana

Smart City Mission

What is a Smart City?

  1. Smart Environment
  2. Smart Urban Planning
  3. Smart Water and Waste Management
  4. Smart IT and Communications
  5. Smart Grid
  6. Clean Energy
  7. Smart Government Initiatives
  8. Smart Security and Safety
  9. Smart Buildings
  10. Smart Employment Options

What are the Smart City essentials?

  1. Waste management
  2. Pollution control
  3. Putting all government expenditure online for public
  4. Implementation of e-governance & online grievance redressal mechanism
  5. Publication of e-newsletter
  6. Swachh Bharat: At least 5% increase in coverage of latrines since 2011 census
  7. Track record of paying salary to employees
  8. Alternative transport solutions
  9. Track record of urban reforms and citizen participation being introduced
  10. Infrastructure development

100 Smart Cities

India should solve its problems while making the smart cities

As per Ashok Lahoty, Jaipur mayor, we should not talk about using the smart technological trends because we don’t have the necessary infrastructure. Instead of using smart technologies, we should try to put the overhead electric wires, which are hanging dangerously, underground. India have diverse geographic, demographic, and financial constraints. So, we cannot import the concept of the smart city from foreign countries. Lalit Bhasin, executive vice president of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, stated: “Smart cities need to be able to provide walkable areas, promote open spaces, offer transportation options as well as citizen-friendly and cost-effective governance. The willingness to change and the aspirations of the citizens are also important,” added Bhasin.

GIFT City

The GIFT city leads India’s SMART CITY MISSION; 99 more to follow  

Gujarat International Financial Tech City, which is located 11 kilometers from Gandhinagar and 12 kilometers from Ahmedabad, is going to lead India’s 100 Smart City Mission. Spread over 3.99 square kilometers with 67% commercial, 22% residential, and 11% social facilities, it is inspired by the design and structure of Shanghai. The city will present offices, schools, residential areas, hotels, shopping clubs with 110 beautifully designed buildings. It also promises India’s first district cooling system, integrated water management system, automated waste collection & isolation system, underground utility tunnel, spacious walkways, highly efficient data center, green parks, and in-house gas-based power plant with 99.999% power reliability.

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