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Smart Cities: 27 new names announced in third list; Amritsar tops

63 cities participated in three rounds of competition, said Venkaiah Naidu. These 27 smart cities are from 12 states.

By: | Updated: September 20, 2016 5:40 PM
Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesady announced the next set of 27 cities for financing under the Government flagship Smart City Mission. Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesady announced the next set of 27 cities for financing under the Government flagship Smart City Mission.

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesady announced the next 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. 63 cities participated in three rounds of competition, said Venkaiah Naidu.

Poll-bound Uttar Pradesh has three cities in the list. Vadodara, Agra, Nagpur, Ajmer, Amritsar, Gwalior, Thane and Thanjavur are some of the other cities that have been named to be developed as smart cities. The 27 cities will require investment of Rs 66,883 crore.

Here is the list of the 27 cities on the basis of the score they obtained:

  • Amritsar (Punjab)
  • Kalyan (Maharashtra)
  • Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Tirupati  (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  • Mangalore (Karnataka)
  • Vellore  (Tamil Nadu)
  • Thane (Maharashtra)
  • Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Agra (UttarPradesh)
  • Nashik  (Maharashtra)
  • Rourkela (Odisha)
  • Kanpur (UttarPradesh)
  • Madurai  (Tamil Nadu)
  • Kota  (Rajasthan)
  • Tumkur (Karnataka)
  • Thanjavur  (Tamil Nadu)
  • Namchi (Sikkim)
  • Jalandhar  (Punjab)
  • Shimoga (Karnataka)
  • Salem (Tamil Nadu)
  • Ajmer (Rajasthan)
  • Varanasi (UttarPradesh)
  • Kohima (Nagaland)
  • Hubli-Darvad (Karnataka)
  • Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
  • Vadodara (Gujarat)

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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.

Each city will receive Central assistance of Rs 200 crore in the first year and Rs 100 crore over the three subsequent financial years. State governments and respective urban local bodies will also match the Centre’s contribution. 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.

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