Government releases list of 98 smart cities

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Modi government’s ambitious ‘Smart Cities’ project has shortlisted 98 cities but Bengaluru and Patna don’t figure in the list.

New Delhi, Aug 28, 2015 – Out of 98 cities selected for the Rs 48,000 crore ‘Smart Cities’ project, 24 are capital cities, 24 are business and industrial centres, 18 are of cultural and

tourism importance, 5 are port cities, and 3 being education and health care hubs,

Nine capital cities that could not be nominated for SmartCity development are Patna, Itanagar, Shimla, Banglaore, Daman, Thiruvanathapuram, Puducherry, Gangtok and Kohima.

While UP has maximum of 13 cities, followed by 12 by Tamil Nadu and 10 by Maharashtra to be developed as Smart Cities, Madhya Pradesh has seven cities in the project.

Karnataka and Gujarat have six cities each while Bihar and Andhra has three each and rest of the states have two and one cities respectively in the project.

Check out the 98 cities that will see a major transformation!

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

West Bengal

 

New Town Kolkata

Bidhannagar

Durgapur

Haldia

Andhra Pradesh

 

Vishakhapatnam

Tirupati

Kakinada

Lakshadweep

 

Kavarrati

Arunachal Pradesh

Pasighat

Manipur

Imphal

Assam

Guwahati

Meghalaya

Shillong

Bihar

 

Muzaffarpur

Bhagalpur

Biharsharif

Punjab

Ludhiana

Jalandhar

Amritsar

Chandigarh

Raipur

Bilaspur

Nagaland

 

Kohima

Chhattisgarh

 

Puducherry

 

Oulgaret

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Silvassa

Rajasthan

 

Jaipur

Udaipur

Kota

Ajmer

Daman and Diu

Diu

Mizoram

Aizawl

Delhi (NDMC)

Panaji

Sikkim

Namchi

Goa

     

Gujarat

Gandhinagar

Ahmedabad

Surat

Vadodara

Rajkot

Dahod

Madhya Pradesh

 

Bhopal

Indore

Jabalpur

Gwalior

Sagar

Satna

Ujjain

Haryana

Karnal

Faridabad

Odisha

 

Bhubaneshwar

Raurkela

Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala

Tripura

Agartala

Jharkhand

Ranchi

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

Karnataka

Mangaluru

Belagavi

Shivamogga

Hubballi-Dharwad

Tumakuru

Davanegere

Maharashtra

Navi Mumbai

Nashik

Thane

Greater Mumbai

Amravati

Solapur

Nagpur

Kalyan-Dombivali

Aurangabad

Pune

Kerala

Kochi

Telangana

 

Greater Hyderabad

Greater Warangal

Tamil Nadu

Tiruchirapalli

Chennai

Tiruppur

Coimbatore

Vellore

Salem

Erode

Thanjavur

Tirunelveli

Dindigul

Madurai

Thoothukudi

Uttar Pradesh

 

Moradabad

Aligarh

Saharanpur

Bareilly

Jhansi

Kanpur

Allahabad

Lucknow

Varanasi

Ghaziabad

Agra

Rampur