Government announces list of 98 Smart Cities – Bengaluru, Patna, Kolkata and Shimla not included

Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu announced a list of 98 cities and towns selected for development as smart cities.

Out of 98 cities, 24 cities are capital cities, 24 are business and industrial centres, 18 are of cultural and tourism importance and 5 are port cities and three are educational and healthcare hubs.

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8 cities have been selected where population is up to one lakh. These being: Panaji, Diu,Silvassa, Kavaratti, Dharmashala, New Town in Kolkata, Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh and Namchi(Sikkim).

The Minister informed that nine capital cities viz., Itanagar, Patna, Shimla, Bengaluru, Daman, Thiruvananthapuram, Puducherry, Gangtok and Kolkata failed to be selected and this goes to prove that the smart city selection was not influenced by the stature or importance of the cities.

Elaborating on the concept of Smart City, Shri Naidu said : “ A smart city would ensue core infrastructure needed for decent living in urban areas. We are not aiming at making our urban landscape look fanciful and flashy. The prime objective is to enhance the quality of urban life by addressing deficiencies in core infrastructure. Expectations in various quarters may be high but the Mission is very practical and realistic in its intentions and objectives.”.

State wise, Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 13 selections, followed by Tamil Nadu with 12 cities, Maharashtra with 10 cities, Madhya Pradesh with 7, and three each from Andhra Pradesh and Bihar.

List of Smart Cities Declared So far

Sl. No. Name of State/UT Names of selected Cities
1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Blair
2. Andhra Pradesh Vishakhapatnam
Tirupati
Kakinada
3. Arunachal Pradesh Pasighat
4. Assam Guwahati
5. Bihar Muzaffarpur
Bhagalpur
Biharsharif
6. Chandigarh Chandigarh
7. Chhatisgarh Raipur
Bilaspur
8. Daman & Diu Diu
9. Dadra & Nagar Haveli Silvassa
10. Delhi New Delhi Municipal   Council
11. Goa Panaji
12. Gujarat Gandhinagar
Ahmedabad
Surat
Vadodara
Rajkot
Dahod
13. Haryana Karnal
Faridabad
14. Himachal Pradesh Dharamshala
15. Jharkhand Ranchi
16. Karnataka Mangaluru
Belagavi
Shivamogga
Hubballi-Dharwad
Tumakuru
Davanegere
17. Kerala Kochi
18. Lakshadweep Kavaratti
19. Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Gwalior
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain
20. Maharashtra Navi Mumbai
Nashik
Thane
Greater Mumbai
Amravati
Solapur
Nagpur
Kalyan-Dombivali
Aurangabad
Pune
21. Manipur Imphal
22. Meghalaya Shillong
23. Mizoram Aizawl
24. Nagaland Kohima
25. Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Raurkela
26. Puducherry Oulgaret
27. Punjab Ludhiana
Jalandhar
Amritsar
28. Rajasthan Jaipur
Udaipur
Kota
Ajmer
29. Sikkim Namchi
30. Tamil Nadu Tiruchirapalli
Tirunelveli
Dindigul,
Thanjavur,
Tiruppur,
Salem,
Vellore,
Coimbatore,
Madurai,
Erode,
Thoothukudi
Chennai
31. Telangana Greater Hyderabad
Greater Warangal
32. Tripura Agartala
33. Uttar Pradesh** Moradabad
Aligarh
Saharanpur
Bareilly
Jhansi
Kanpur
Allahabad
Lucknow
Varanasi
Ghaziabad
Agra
Rampur
34. Uttarakhand Dehradun
35. West Bengal New Town Kolkata
Bidhannagar
Durgapur
Haldia

*Jammu & Kashmir has asked for more time to decide on the potential Smart City.

**12 Cities have been shortlisted from Uttar Pradesh against 13 cities allocated to that State.

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