First 22 Cities from Smart Cities Mission are in final stage, To be ready by March

Smart Cities Mission

Agra, Varanasi, Chennai, Pune, and Ahmedabad, will finish all projects under the government’s ambitious Smart Cities Mission by the end of next month, giving their residents a better quality of life and a clean, sustainable environment, according to an official statement released on Sunday.

According to a senior official with the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, the ongoing projects in the remaining 78 cities chosen for the mission will be finished in the next three to four months.

The Narendra Modi administration on June 25, 2015 unveiled its flagship Smart Cities Mission. From January 2016 to June 2018, 100 cities were chosen for reconstruction through four rounds of competition.

The goal of the mission, according to the ministry, is to support communities that offer basic infrastructure, give their residents a respectable standard of living, a clean and sustainable environment, as well as implement “smart solutions” to a variety of problems.

Bhopal, Indore, Agra, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Ranchi, Salem, Surat, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Kakinada, Pune, Vellore, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Madurai, Amaravati, Tiruchirappalli, and Thanjavur are among the 22 smart cities where all projects would be finished by March.

“By March, we will have finished 22 smart cities, since the projects in these cities are nearing completion. We will finish the remaining cities’ project work over the next three to four months ,” Official statement to PTI.