Ahmedabad has bagged the second spot out of 100 Smart Cities across India for the execution of Smart City projects under various categories, as per the rankings of Union Ministry for housing and Urban Affairs, said Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. Nagpur has got rank 1.
Smart City Ahmedabad Development Company Ltd received the award, said Mayor Bijal Patel.
The city is selected for categories of innovative ideas, transportation, water and sanitation, intelligent transport management system and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system.
Vadodara with the third rank and Surat with fifth, have also featured among the first 12 cities in all India rankings.
The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had launched the India Smart Cities Award on 25 June 2017 with an objective to reward cities, projects, and innovative ideas. The last date for receiving entries was May 2 this year. The India Smart Cities 2018 Awards were announced on Wednesday.