Indian Smart Cities journey in 2022

Indian Smart Cities

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 100 Smart Cities Mission in India on 25 June 2015, it changed the way urban development was seen in Indian cities.

The purpose of starting the mission and including 100 cities from all over India was to construct cities based on infrastructure and citizen-centric services, making them sustainable and hospitable to citizens. Here is a look back at some of the projects Indian smart towns launched to transform their cities into “really smart” ones.

AmdaBike by Smart City Ahmedabad Development Limited

An initiative that was started in 2019, retreated during Covid, and then gained attention in 2022. Ahmedabad’s AmdaBike system is one of the few smart cities to have implemented a bike-sharing programme for more environmentally friendly public transportation. Since its launch, the AmdaBike has had over 65,000 rides and has 4000 bicycles, 300 bicycle stations, and has garnered media attention for being a sustainable effort.

Integration Of MPGRS With Police Emergency Helpline by Lucknow Smart City

By linking its Public Grievance Redressal System (PGRS) with the UP 112 Police Emergency Helpline, Lucknow Smart City Limited advanced the system’s capabilities. As the first city in the nation to combine the two programmes, it helped individuals report complaints more quickly and easily. The 112 helpline is now also available for municipal emergencies. In the category 1 national rating of the “Clean Air Survey 2022,” Lucknow was also ranked as the “No. 1 city.”

Asia’s Largest Bio CNG Plant Inaugurated in Indore

The largest bio-CNG facility in Asia was opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Madhya Pradesh city of Indore in February 2022. This facility was established using the Public Private Partnership (PPP) concept as part of the Indore Smart City Project. It was built with a 550 crore rupee investment and will probably produce 19,000 kilograms of bio-CNG gas. The Indore Municipal Corporation will purchase bio-CNG at Rs 5 per kg and use it to fuel nearly 400 of its buses.

Aligarh Smart City Flagship Project Aligarh Habitat Centre Completed

The Aligarh Smart City Limited completed its flagship project Aligarh Habitat Centre in 2022. This upscale convention centre, which will be located on Lal Diggi Road, will serve as the centre of the city’s artistic, commercial, and cultural activities. It is a seven-story green structure that is environmentally friendly. It contains a digital record room, an auditorium, singing and dancing studios, parking for 170 cars, and meeting rooms. Amrit Sarovar, a revived and renovated pond that not only adds to the structure’s beauty but also provides the building with its air conditioning, is what makes it even more beautiful.

Rourkela Smart City Got Ready To Host The Hockey World Cup 2023

The Hockey World Cup 2023 will be held in the Steel City of Rourkela in January, and the city’s Smart City initiative has made sure that it is prepared to host its first major event. Along with the completion of Smart Road Phase 1, which guarantees improved road connection in the city, the smart lights have been installed in the city. Before the world cup, the RSCL’s scientific park will also be completed, bringing tourists to the area.

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Ropeway Project And Multi Level Parking At Jammu

The Smart City project came as a blessing for Jammu and Kashmir. Among the notable projects completed in Jammu city as part of the mission are the multi-level parking at City Chowk, the renovation of MA Stadium, the building of a musical fountain at Bagh-e-Bahu, the upgrading of street lighting with LED bulbs, the multi-level parking at the bus stop, the 100-bed emergency block at GMC-Jammu, and the Jammu ropeway project.