Smart City Project|Govt announces 98 Smart City names in India

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New Delhi: Parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu announced nominations of 98 cities for its ambitious Smart Cities project on Thursday. Remaining two cities will be announced later. As per the five-year plan, the government will allocate Rs 200 crore this year and follow up with Rs 100 crore every year for remaining four years. The cities will be developed to provide world class infrastructure, sustainable environment and smart solutions.

The cities were chosen through intra-city competition evaluated on parameters such as service levels, financial and institutional capacity, past track record and reforms.

Twenty-four of the 98 cities selected are capital cities, while 8 have population of 1 lakh or below. UP, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have got maximum nominations.

Here is the list of states and number of cities that have been nominated by the government:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1 (Port Blair)
  • Andhra Pradesh 3 (Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada)
  • Arunachal Pradesh 1 (Pasighat)
  • Assam 1 (Guwahati)
  • Bihar 3 (Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Biharsharif)
  • Chandigarh 1
  • Chhattisgarh 2 (Raipur, Bilaspur)
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli 1 (Silvassa)
  • Daman and Diu 1 (Diu)
  • Delhi 1 (NDMC)
  • Goa 1 (Panaji)
  • Gujarat 6 (Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Dahod)
  • Haryana 2 (Karnal Faridabad)
  • Himachal Pradesh 1 (Dharamshala)
  • Jharkhand 1 (Ranchi)
  • Karnataka 6 (Mangaluru, Belagavi, Shivamogga, Hubballi-Dharwad, Tumakuru, Davanegere)
  • Kerala 1 (Kochi)
  • Lakshadweep 1 (Kavarrati)
  • Madhya Pradesh 7 (Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain)
  • Maharashtra 10 (Navi Mumbai, Nashik, Thane, Greater Mumbai, Amravati, Solapur, Nagpur, Kalyan-Dombivali, Aurangabad, Pune )
  • Manipur 1 (Imphal)
  • Meghalaya 1 (Shillong)
  • Mizoram 1 (Aizawl)
  • Nagaland 1 (Kohima)
  • Odisha 2 (Bhubaneshwar, Raurkela)
  • Puducherry 1 (Oulgaret)
  • Punjab 3 (Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar)
  • Rajasthan 4 (Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer)
  • Sikkim 1 (Namchi)
  • Tamil Nadu 12 (Tiruchirapalli, Chennai, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Vellore, Salem, Erode,  Thanjavur, Tirunelveli,Dindigul, Madurai, Thoothukudi)
  • Telangana 2 (Greater Hyderabad, Greater Warangal)
  • Tripura 1 (Agartala)
  • Uttar Pradesh 13 (Moradabad, Aligarh, Saharanpur, Bareilly, Jhansi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Agra, Rampur)
  • Uttarakhand 1 (Dehradun)
  • West Bengal 4 (New Town Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Durgapur, Haldia)

* Jammu & Kashmir has asked for more time to decide on the potential cities)
* 12 cities have been shortlisted from Uttar Pradesh against 13 cities nominated for Smart City project

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