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Faridabad Crosses 100 Smart Cities Hurdle But Stumbles On 20 Mark

It was not to be for Faridabad in the first round of funding for the ambitious Smart Cities project. Despite having a strong case and getting included in the list of 100 cities which are to be developed under this project over the next 5 years, Faridabad could not make in the final round which was essentially about selection of first 20 cities to receive funding in the first year. The Union Urban Development Minister, Mr Venkaiah Naidu, released the list on 28 January, 2016. These are:

1  Bhubaneswar, Odisha

2  Pune, Maharashtra

3  Jaipur, Rajasthan

4  Surat, Gujarat

5  Kochi, Kerala

6  Ahmedabad, Gujarat

7  Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

8  Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

9  Solapur, Maharashtra

10 Davangere, Karnataka

11 Indore, Madhya Pradesh

12 New Delhi Municipal Corporation

13 Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

14 Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

15 Belagavi, Karnataka

16 Udaipur, Rajasthan

17 Guwahati, Assam

18 Chennai, Tamil Nadu

19 Ludhiana, Punjab

20 Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Under the Mission, the cities which are included in the 100 list but could not make it to the list of first 20, are required to rework on their plans of development and submit fresh proposals. This is expected to happen as early as April 2016.

If one is to look at the success story of sover others, the focus seemed to be on usage of IT in governance, reaching out to the people and getting citizens to participate in generating opinion, having firm plans in place to use non-motorised transportation systems such as bicycles and other measures to promote clean and healthy urbane life.

It is not known what made Faridabad lose out but one shall take into account the fact that this was an all-India competition and only 20 were to be selected out of 100. It is not that Faridabad is not going to get its share, the only regret is that it will get it a little late.

 

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