List of Smart Cities released, 27 cities qualify from 12 states


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha voting demographic Varanasi made it to the rundown of 27 Smart Cities that was reported on Tuesday. 

Vadodara, Agra, Nagpur, Ajmer, Amritsar, Gwalior, Thane and Thanjavur are a portion of alternate urban communities that have been named to be created as savvy urban areas. The 27 urban communities will require venture of Rs 66,883 crore. 

As such, the urban advancement service has chosen 60 urban communities in three adjusts and has secured 27 states and Union Territories. Just nine more states and UTs are still to get on board including Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. 

A greatest of five urban areas from Maharashtra have discovered spot in the rundown of new urban communities that was discharged by Union urban improvement pastor M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday. Four urban communities, each from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, have made it to the rundown took after by three from Uttar Pradesh and two each from Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan. One city each from Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat, Sikkim and Nagaland has been chosen in this round. 

As indicated by urban advancement service's evaluation, Rs 1.44 lakh crore speculation has been proposed by the 60 urban areas that have been chosen so far under their brilliant city arranges. Authorities said that 82 tasks are now under execution in the main bunch of 20 brilliant urban areas and another 113 ventures will soon remove the ground. Naidu said in the following one year, one would get the chance to see shrewd urban areas coming to fruition. 

Under the Smart City mission, the Central government gives Rs 500 crore to every city more than five years with states making coordinating commitment. Whatever is left of assets will originate from advances, open private organization (PPP), meeting of different plans of Central and state governments other than own assets of urban nearby bodies. So the service has tied up multi-sidelong loaning from offices DFID of UK and JICA, who have submitted $ 500 million each. Correspondingly, ADB and World Bank have submitted $ 1 billion. The New Development Bank (BRICS Bank) has proposed to give money to ventures up to $ 500 million for each city.

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