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What is a smart city? Is my city on the list? Here’s all you need to know

india Updated: Jun 24, 2017 12:10 IST
Moushumi Das Gupta
Shimla in Himachal Prdesh is among the 30 centres that were chosen on Friday to be developed as smart cities.

Shimla in Himachal Prdesh is among the 30 centres that were chosen on Friday to be developed as smart cities.(HT file photo)

Gandhinagar, the capital of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, Karnal in Haryana, Allahabad, Aligarh and Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar’s capital Patna are among the 30 urban centres that were chosen on Friday to be developed as smart cities.

The list takes the total number of cities selected so far under the National Democratic Alliance government’s flagship urban modernisation programme to 90. The remaining 10 cities are likely to selected by early next year.

In the third list, 14 of the 30 cities are in the states ruled by the Prime Minister’s Bharatiya Janata Party. Three cities from Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, two from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, one each from Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh have been selected. Here’s all you need to know:

The New Smart 30
The government added 30 new cities to its Smart Cities mission on Friday. A look at those that made the cut
What is a smart city?
Meant to change the way urban India lives, the govt says smart cities will enjoy uninterrupted power and water supplies, Internet connectivity, e-governance and quality infrastructure
The 60 chosen last year
Bhubaneswar, Pune, Jaipur, Surat, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Visakhapatnam, Solapur, Davanagere, Indore, NDMC, Coimbatore, Kakinada, Belagavi, Udaipur, Guwahati, Chennai, Ludhiana, Bhopal, Agra, Ajmer, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Gwalior, Hubbali-Dharwad, Jalandhar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Kanpur, Kohima, Kota, Madurai, Mangaluru, Nagpur, Namchi, Nashik, Rourkela, Salem, Shivamogga, Thane, Thanjavur, Tirupati, Tumakuru, Ujjain, Vadodara, Vellore, Varanasi, Lucknow, Bhagalpur, Newtown Kolkata, Faridabad, Chandigarh, Raipur, Ranchi, Warangal, Panaji, Agartala, Imphal, Port Blair, Dharamsala