Why Smart City should be your address in India

PM Narendra Modi’s 100 ‘Smart Cities’ will make India smarter.

 

What is a Smart City?

It’s an urban region that is highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and market viability.

 

How smart is it?

  • Information Technology rules the roost.
  • Not limited to automated sensor networks and data centres.
  • The government services, transport and traffic management, energy, healthcare, water and waste are all fully developed.
  • Data that is collected from sensors – electricity, gas, water, traffic and other government analytics – is compiled and integrated into a smart grid and then fed into computers that can focus on making the city as efficient as possible.

 

What makes it stand out?

  • Use of artificial intelligence and data analytics to make processes more efficient.
  • E-Governance and emphasis on citizen participation
  • An overlap between competitiveness, capital and sustainability
  • Efficient Public information, electronic service delivery, waste to energy, fuel and compost, 100% treatment of wastewater, smart meters, smart parking, traffic management system.
  • There will be a good grievance redressal.

 

The Number Game

  • 100 smart cities
  • The amount allocated to the project is Rs 7,060 crore, a little over Rs 70 crore per city.
  • More people to live in cities. As per reports, from 290 million in 2001, there will be 600 million Indians living in cities by 2030.
  • This number will swell to 400 million people to 814 million by 2050

 

Criteria

  • Eight cities with more than four million people have been identified and they will have a satellite smart city.
  • 45 cities with a population of one to four million people.
  • 17 capital cities irrespective of their population.
  • 10 other smart cities with tourist and religious significance.

 

Here goes the list of cities that have been proposed by Union Cabinet to be upgraded to smart cities

1. Pune – Maharashtra
2. Mumbai – Maharashtra
3. Nagpur – Maharashtra
4. Nashik – Maharashtra
5. Aurangabad – Maharashtra
6. Bhivandi – Maharashtra
7. Calcutta – West Bengal
8. Durgapur – West Bengal
9. Haldia – West Bengal
10. Habra – West Bengal
11. Jangipur – West Bengal
12. Ahmedabad – Gujarat
13. Surat – Gujarat
14. Vadodara – Gujarat
15. Rajkot – Gujarat
16. Bhavnagar – Gujarat
17. Junagadh – Gujarat
18. Gandhi Nagar – Gujarat
19. Bhopal – Madhya Pradesh
20. Indore – Madhya Pradesh
21. Gwalior – Madhya Pradesh
22. Burhanpur – Madhya Pradesh
23. Jabalpur – Madhya Pradesh
24. Chennai – Tamil Nadu
25. Coimbatore – Tamil Nadu
26. Madurai – Tamil Nadu
27. Tiruchirappalli – Tamil Nadu
28. Salem – Tamil Nadu
29. Tirunelveli – Tamil Nadu
30. Bangalore – Karnataka
31. Gulbarga – Karnataka
32. Bidar – Karnataka
33. Bijapur – Karnataka
34. Badami – Karnataka
35. Pattadakal – Karnataka
36. Mahakuta – Karnataka
37. Thiruvananthapuram – Kerala
38. Kollam – Kerala
39. Kottayam – Kerala
40. Tiruvalla – Kerala
41. Ernakulam – Kerala
42. Cochin – Kerala
43. Thrissur – Kerala
44. Hyderabad – Telangana
45. Warangal – Telangana
46. Karimnagar – Telangana
47. Nizamabad – Telaganana
48. Nalgonda – Telangana
49. Guntur – Andhra Pradesh
50. Vijayawada – Andhra Pradesh
51. Kurnool – Andhra Pradesh
52. Chittoor – Andhra Pradesh
53. Kanpur – Uttar Pradesh
54. Allahabad – Uttar Pradesh
55. Lucknow – Uttar Pradesh
56. Jhansi – Uttar Pradesh
57. Faizabad – Uttar Pradesh
58. Varanasi – Uttar Pradesh
59. Jaipur – Rajasthan
60. Ajmer – Rajasthan
61. Bharatpur – Rajasthan
62. Bikaner – Rajasthan
63. Jodhapur – Rajasthan
64. Kota – Rajasthan
65. Udipur – Rajasthan
66. Ludhiana – Punjab
67. Amritsar – Punjab
68. Jalandhar – Punjab
69. Patiala – Punjab
70. Muzaffarapur – Bihar
71. Patna – Bihar
72. Gaya – Bihar
73. Bhagalpur – Bihar
74. Bihar Sharif – Bihar
75. Faridabad – Haryana
76. Gurgaon – Haryana
77. Panipat – Haryana
78. Ambala – Haryana
79. Guwahati – Assam
80. Tinsukia – Assam
81. Odalguri – Assam
82. Tangla – Assam
83. Goalpara – Assam
84. Bhubaneswar – Odisha
85. Cuttack – Odisha
86. Rourkela – Odisha
87. Sambalpur – Odisha
88. Balasore – Odisha
89. Shimla – Himachal Pradesh
90. Dehradoon – Uttarakhand
91. Haridwar – Uttarakhand
92. Roorkee – Uttarakhand
93. Jamshedpur – Jharkhand
94. Dhanbad – Jharkhand
95. Ranchi – Jharkhand
96. Gangtok – Sikkim
97. Pelling – Sikkim
98. Yuksam – Sikkim
99. Bishnupur – Manipur
100. Chandel – Manipur

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