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Union Government shortlist 27 Cities for Smart Cities Mission in 3rd batch

The Union Ministry of Urban Development has shortlisted 27 cities from 12 States in the list of third batch of Smart Cities Mission.

These cities were shortlisted based on scores obtained in the latest round of the Smart City Challenge competition in which total 63 cities had participated.

This competition list was topped by Amritsar in Punjab. With five cities, Maharashtra has the highest number of cities in the list.

The list also includes four cities each from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, three cities from Uttar Pradesh and two each from Rajasthan and Punjab. Nagaland and Sikkim with one city each for the first time have made it to the list.

Earlier in the first batch announced in January 2016, 20 cities had made into the list. In the second batch 13 cities were selected. With declaration of third batch, total 60 cities have been chosen for the Smart Cities Mission.

27 shortlisted smart cities (Rank wise) are

  • Amritsar (Punjab).
  • Kalyan-Dombivili (Maharashtra).
  • Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh).
  • Nagpur (Maharashtra).
  • Managaluru (Karnataka).
  • Vellore (Tamil Nadu).
  • Thane (Maharashtra).
  • Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Agra (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Nashik (Maharashtra).
  • Rourkela (Odisha).
  • Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Madurai (Tamil Nadu).
  • Tumakuru (Karnataka).
  • Kota (Rajasthan).
  • Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu).
  • Namchi (Sikkim).
  • Jalandhar (Punjab).
  • Shivamogga (Karnataka).
  • Salem (Tamil Nadu).
  • Ajmer (Rajasthan).
  • Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Kohima (Nagaland).
  • Hubbali-Dharwad (Karnataka).
  • Aurangabad (Maharashtra).
  • Vadodara (Gujarat).

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Union Government shortlist 13 Cities for Smart Cities Mission in 2nd batch

The Union Ministry of Urban Development has shortlisted 13 cities from 13 States/UTs in the list of second batch of Smart Cities Mission.

These cities were shortlisted based on scores obtained in Fast Track competition conducted for 23 cities from as many States and Union Territories.

This competition list was topped by Lucknow in Uttar Prades and was followed by Warangal in Telangana and Dharmashala in Himachal Pradesh.

In the Fast Track competition, 23 cities had participated from which these 13 were selected. These 23 cities were having the highest ranking and had failed to get representation in the first round of competition held in January 2016.

13 shortlisted smart cities (Rank wise) are

  • Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Warangal (Telanagana).
  • Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh).
  • Chandigarh (UT of Chandigarh).
  • Raipur (Chattisgarh).
  • New Town Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Bhagalpur (Bihar).
  • Panaji (Goa).
  • Port Blair (UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands).
  • Imphal (Manipur).
  • Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  • Agartala (Tripura).
  • Faridabad (Haryana).

For more details: In the first batch of Smart Cities Mission, 20 smart cities were announced in January 2016.

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