27 Cities Selected for Smart Cities Mission in 3rd Stage [ Current Affairs ]

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27 cities have been selected by the Union Ministry of Urban Development from 12 States for the third phase of  Smart Cities Mission based on the scores of the Smart City Challenge competition in which total 63 cities had participated.

  • Amritsar of Punjab state has topped the list with highest score in the competition. And five cities of Maharashtra state is selected so, Maharashtra becomes highest cities listed in smart cities project phase 3.
  • In this highest cities listed raw Tamil Nadu and Karnataka placed at second place with four-four cites each whereas Uttar Pradesh is placed at third sport with three cities and forth place is reserved by Rajasthan and Punjab with two cites each.
  • Cities from Nagaland and Sikkim states get place in this list for the first time.
  • In the first batch 20 cities were listed which was released in January 2016 and 13 cities were included in the second batch of the smart cities project.
  • After the third batch total 60 cities are selected for the Smart Cities Mission.
  • 27 shortlisted smart cities (Rank wise) are:

Table of smart city rank wise

Table of smart city rank wise

S. No.

State / UT

Shortlisted Cities

1

Punjab

Amritsar

2

Maharashtra

Kalyan-Dombivili

3

Andhra Pradesh

Ujjain

4

Madhya Pradesh

Tirupati

5

Maharashtra

Nagpur

6

Karnataka

Managaluru

7

Tamil Nadu

Vellore

8

Maharashtra

Thane

9

Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior

10

Uttar Pradesh

Agra

11

Maharashtra

Nashik

12

Odisha

Rourkela

13

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur

14

Tamil Nadu

Madurai

15

Karnataka

Tumakuru

16

Rajasthan

Kota

17

Tamil Nadu

Thanjavur

18

Sikkim

Namchi

19

Punjab

Jalandhar

20

Karnataka

Shivamogga

21

Tamil Nadu

Salem

22

Rajasthan

Ajmer

23

Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi

24

Nagaland

Kohima

25

Karnataka

Hubbali-Dharwad

26

Maharashtra

Aurangabad

27

Gujarat

Vadodara

Location of Smart city project stage 3

Location of Smart city project stage 3

Location of Smart city project stage 3

- Published on: September 21, 2016