85 of 98 cities submit smart city proposals to Urban Development Ministry

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85 of the 98 cities included in the Smart City Mission have submitted city level Smart City Proposals to the Ministry of Urban Development within the stipulated time. While 17 proposals were submitted yesterday, 68 proposals were received in the Ministry today, the last day  for submission.

While Tamil Nadu Government, preoccupied with flood management in Chennai and other parts of the state could not submit the proposals, Telangana Government sought to replace Hyderabad in the Smart City Mission by another city, to be communicated later.

Continuous monitoring and handholding by the senior officials of the Ministry of Urban Development helped the states and urban local bodies meet the deadline for submission of smart city proposals. Shri Madhusudhan Prasad, Secretary (Urban Development) was in regular contact with Chief Secretaries of almost all the states monitoring progress and advising in preparation of proposals.

The Ministry organized three Smart City Consultation Workshops, one Smart City Ideas Camp, five rounds of Webinars (online consultations with Mission Director seeking clarifications) and one Proposal Enhancement Workshop to enable states and urban local bodies formulate proposals as per Mission Guidelines.

Ministry of Urban Development also provided 8 Region-wise panels of consultants so that states and urban local bodies could chose consultants for preparation of smart city proposals through tendering, thereby saving on time.

30 foreign companies from 20 leading countries have been associated with preparation of smart city proposals of 45 mission cities. These include : KPMG, KcKinsey, CISCO Systems, Price Waterhouse Coopers, DeloiteToucheTohmastsu, Jones Lang La Salle, Dorsh Holding GmbH, Knight Frank, Tractabel Engineering SA, Haskoning DHV Consulting Pvt Ltd., Grant Thornton, Happold Engineers, Ecorys Netherlands BV etc.

Cities with which foreign companies were associated in preparation of smart city proposals include: New Delhi Municipal Council, Agartala, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bhabaneshwar, Bhopal, Greater Mumbai, Ghaziabad,  Lucknow, Ludhiana, Pune, New Town Kolkata, Kota, Ranchi, Rourkela, Ujjain, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Tumakuru (Karnataka) etc.

Total population of 98 mission cities is 13 crore accounting for 35% of country’s urban population. 8 of these have population of below one lakh each, 3 towns have population between one and two lakhs, 30 cities between 2 to 5 lakhs, 22 between 5 and 10 lakhs, 25 in the range of 10 to 25 lakhs, 5 between 25 and 50 lakhs and 5 cities have population above 50 lakhs.

Capital cities not included in Smart City Mission are : Bengaluru, Gangtok, , Itanagar, Kolkata, Patna, Shimla and Trivendrum.
Smart City Proposals received are :

State/UT S.NO City
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1 Port Blari
Andhra Pradesh 234 VisakhapatnamKakinadaTirupati
Arunachal Pradesh 5 PasiGhat
Asam 6 Guwahaty
Bihar 789 MuzaffarpurBhagalpurBiharshariff
Chandigarh 10 Chandigarh
Chattisgarh 1112 RaipurBilaspur
Daman & Dir 13 Diu
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 14 Silvassa
Delhi 15 New Delhi Muncipal Council
Goa 16 Panaji
Gujarat 171819

20

21

22

AhmedabadGandhinagarDahod

Rajkot

Surat

Vadodara

Haryana 2324 FaridabadKanal
Himachal Pradesh 25 Dharmashala
Jharkhand 26 Ranchi
Karnataka 272829

30

31

32

BelgaviHubbali-DharwadDavangere

Mangaluru

Shivamogga

Tumkuru

Kerala 33 Kochi
Lakshadweep 34 Kavaratti
MP 353637

38

39

40

41

BhopalIndoreJabalpur

Gwalior

Sagar

Satna

Ujjain

Maharashtra 424344

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

Navi MumbaiGreater MumbaiNashik

Thane

Amravati

Solapur

Nagpur

KalyanDombivali

Aurangabad

Pune

Manipur 52 Imphal
Meghalaya 53 Shilllong
Mizoram 54 Aizawl
Nagaland 55 Kohima
Odisha 5657 BhubaneshwarRourkela
Puducherry 58 Oulgaret
Punjab 596061 AmritsarLudhianaJullandhar
Rajasthan 626364

65

JaipurAjmerKota

Udaipur

Sikkim, 66 Namchi
Telangana 67 Greater Warangal
Tripura 68 Agartala
UP 696071

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

MoradabadAligarhSharanpur

Bareily

Jhansi

Kanpur

Allahabad

Lucknow

Varanasi

Ghaziabad

Agra

Rampur

Uttarakhand 81 Dehradun
West Bengal 828384

85

New Town KolkataBidhannagarDurgapur

Haldia

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