The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has ranked Tiruppur, the fifth largest urban agglomeration in Tamil Nadu located at the centre of the South Indian Peninsula, as the third-best performing smart city in one of its internal rankings.
Tiruppur has made steady progress in terms of implementing smart cities projects after the city located on the banks of Noyyal River made it to the list of 100 smart cities selected under the Smart Cities Mission in 2017.
As many as 18 smart city projects have already reached the implementation stage in Tiruppur, while another four projects are in the work order issuing stage, Tiruppur City Municipal Corporation Commissioner K Sivakumar was quoted as saying in a media report.
The report further added that projects in the execution stage included water supply improvement scheme, installation of solar power plants, construction of a fish market, and redevelopment of daily and weekly flower markets. The projects completed under the mission include the creation of at least four public parks.
According to Kumar, most of the projects are expected to be completed within 1-1.5 years.
Tiruppur managed to score 329.75 marks in the MoHUA’s internal ranking, outperforming cities like Coimbatore where 18 projects have been completed–the highest number of projects in the state–but could score only 179.9 marks and was ranked 23rd in the smart city progress assessment.