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Housing Ministry released a list of nine new cities to be funded under the Centre’s flagship ‘Smart City’ mission. The government allocated Rs. 12, 824 crore to be invested in 409 projects to make these cities ’Smart Cities. Of the nine cities, 3 are from Uttar Pradesh, 1 from Bihar, 1 from Tamil Nadu, 1 from Daman & Diu, 1 from Arunachal Pradesh and 1 from Lakshadweep.

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New Cities Selected for ‘Smart City’ Mission

  1. Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

  2. Erode, Tamil Nadu

  3. Diu, Daman & Diu

  4. Biharsharif, Bihar

  5. Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

  6. Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

  7. Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

  8. Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh

  9. Kavaratti, Lakshadweep

Background on City Selection

  • The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has till now announced the names of 90 cities that the government aims to help under the scheme.

  • Under the scheme, each city will get Rs. 500 crore as central assistance for implementing various projects.

  • The ministry plans to add names of 10 more cities to the present list of 90.

Other Facts About the ’Smart City’ Scheme

  • There were about 3, 000 projects worth Rs. 1, 40, 000 crore at various stages of implementation under the scheme.

  • 147 projects worth Rs. 1, 872 crore have been completed

  • Total investment of around Rs. 1, 91, 155 crore has been proposed by the 90 cities.

  • Projects focusing on revamping ‘an identified area (Area Based Projects) ’ are estimated to cost Rs. 1, 52, 500 crore.

  • An amount of Rs. 1, 998.49 crore has been kept aside for O&M (operation and maintenance) cost of the mission and other contingencies.

  • Tendering process has started for 283 projects with a cost of Rs. 16, 549 crore

  • Detailed project reports are being prepared for 2, 029 projects worth Rs. 1, 02, 366 crore.

How is the Mission being Implemented?

  • The implementation of the mission is done by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to be set up at city-level in the form of a limited company

  • The SV to be promoted by the State/UT and the Urban Local Body (ULB) jointly both having 50: 50 equity shareholding.

  • 77 ‘smart cities’ have established their SPVs

- Published/Last Modified on: February 14, 2018

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