SUBJECT : Bhubaneswar among 20 Chosen in 1st Batch of Smart City Project 


Bhubaneswar emerged on top among 20 cities, including Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Bhopal, that have been selected as part of the first batch of the Smart City initiative for which the NDMC area of Delhi has also made the grade.            

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced the first list of 20 cities today that will be developed to have basic infrastructure. Assured water and power supply, sanitation and solid waste management systems, efficient urban mobility and public transportation, IT connectivity, e-governance and citizen participation are some of the highlights of the initiative.   

These are:

  •                      Bhubaneswar (Odisha)

  •                       Pune (Maharashtra), Jaipur (Rajasthan)

  •                      Surat (Gujarat), Kochi (Kerala)

  •                      Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

  •                      Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)

  •                      Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Sholapur (Maharashtra)

  •                      Davangere (Karnataka)

  • ·                     Indore (Madhya Pradesh)

  • ·                     New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC, Delhi)

  • ·                     Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

  •                      Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh)

  •                      Belagavi (Karnataka)

  •                      Udaipur (Rajasthan)

  •                      Guwahati (Assam)

  •                      Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

  •                      Ludhiana (Punjab)
  •       Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)