Round 4 winning cities of National Smart Cities Challenge

Round 4 winning cities of National Smart Cities Challenge

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Round 4 winning cities of National Smart Cities Challenge -min

Round 4 winning cities of National Smart Cities Challenge -min
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Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has announced the Round 4 winning cities of National Smart Cities Challenge. Silvassa from Dadar & Nagar Haveli has topped the list of winning cities in this round of competition. Other winning cities are –

  • Erode, Tamil Nadu
  • Diu, Daman & Diu
  • Biharsharif, Bihar
  • Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
  • Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh and
  • Kavaratti, Lakshwadeep

While announcing the winners, Minister of State (I/C) of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri said that, “It is heartening to note that the winning cities have improved the quality of their Smart City Proposals by 19% (average) to become eligible for selection. Each city has developed a unique vision and has selected an area (ABD) which will be developed as a lighthouse, to be replicated by the city.” The 9 cities selected have proposed an investment of Rs 12,824 crores of which Rs 10,639 crores would be in Area Based Development (ABD) and Rs 2,185 crores in Pan City initiatives which would be impacting 35.3 lakh persons living in these areas.

These 9 Cities have approximately 409 projects. The funding sources for these projects is proposed to be with; SCM – with contribution from State and Centre 61.25%, Convergence 24.19%, PPP 12.90%, Own sources 1.57%, and Other sources 0.09%. With today’s announcement 99 cities Smart Cities have been selected. Previously, 20 cities were selected in January 2016, 13 cities in May 2016, 27 cities in September 2016 and 30 cities in June 2017. With the selection of these nine cities, the total proposed investment in the 99 Smart City Mission would Rs 2,03,979 crores.