“Smart Cities Mission is the largest mission with citizen consultation ever undertaken & has a long incubation period. Every city took about 12-15 months to establish SPVs & identify PMCs. But now with 97 SPVs & 82 PMCs in place, the mission is well & truly on its way,” the ministry tweeted on Thursday.
The MoHUA has accepted the proposal of 100 cities to be developed under the Smart Cities Mission, impacting a total population of 99,630,069. The total cost of projects, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015, under the mission is approximately Rs 203,172 crores.
While 1,200 projects worth over Rs 38,000 crores are being implemented under the government flagship programme, tenders for 1,686 projects worth over Rs 63,000 crore have already been floated.
Under the Smart Cities Mission, every smart city selected will have an SPV, headed by a full-time CEO. The projects to be undertaken include “smart” roads, “smart” classrooms and healthcare facilities and pan-city projects like integrated command and control centre to provide safety and better services to the citizens.
According to the ministry, 11 Command and Control Centres have been operationalised, while another 17 such centres are on their way. Tenders have been floated for 31 Command and Control Centres across the country.