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Smart City project: Nine new cities including Bareilly, Erode and Itanagar added

Smart City project: Nine new cities including Bareilly, Erode and Itanagar added

The outlay planned for the first round of investments is Rs 500 crore per city.

It was declared Silvassa from Dadar & Nagar Haveli as victor after the fourth round of National Smart Cities Challenge competition.

New Delhi-Nine more smart cities has been announced by Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Ever since then, 90 cities have been identified to be developed smart cities. Center government was set to announce 10 names, but Shillong could not submit its proposal. This was proposed to be done through the application of information and communications technology (ICT) for efficient management of basic urban services such as water supply, sanitation, housing, waste management and urban mobility.

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Minister said Smart Cities is one of the fastest implemented government initiatives till date.

"So far 85 out of 90 cities already selected have incorporated their special objective vehicles (SPVs) and 61 cities have procured PMCs (project management consultants); another 8 cities are in various stages of hiring their PMCs". Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started this mission in the year 2015.

He said, with the selection of these nine cities, the total proposed investment in 99 smart cities will be Rs 2,03,979 crore. Of these, only Rs 2500 crore (approximately) will be spent by States. 189 projects worth Rs 2,237 crore have been completed, and implementation is underway for 495 projects with a cost of Rs 18,616 crore; furthers tenders have been floated for 277 projects with a cost of Rs 15,885 crore; while 1,987 projects worth Rs 1,01,992 crore are at detailed projects report stage.


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