Union Government announced 2nd batch of 13 Smart Cities

May 24, 2016 15:17 IST

Smart CitiesThe Union Government on 24 May 2016 announced the 2nd batch of 13 smart cities that will be developed under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Smart City Mission.

Lucknow topped the list of winners of the Fast Track competition conducted for 23 cities from as many States and Union Territories. With the selection of these 13 cities, 25 States/Union Territories are now covered under Smart City Mission.

The first batch of 20 smart cities was announced on 28 January 2016.

Details related to 13 smart cities

The 13 cities were selected based on the marks scored by them in the Fast Track competition and the bench marks set by the top performers in the first round of Smart City Challenge competition.

The 13 cities have substantially improved their smart city plans by addressing the deficiencies identified in the first round of competition.

These cities ensured better profiling in terms of infrastructure gaps and baseline service levels. They also ensured consistency between citizens’ aspirations and action plans and more feasible resource mobilization plans.

List of 13 smart cities

Rank

City

State

1

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

2

Warangal

Telanagana

3

Shimla

Himachal Pradesh

4

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

5

Raipur

Chattisgarh

6

New Town Kolkata

West Bengal

7

Bhagalpur

Bihar

8

Panaji

Goa

9

Port Blair

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

10

Imphal

Manipur

11

Ranchi

Jharkhand

12

Agartala

Tripura

13

Faridabad

Haryana

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