No J&K city in race for smart cities competition in first phase, here is the first list

smart-cityWhile the union cabinet approved the hundred smart city project it has been confirmed that Jammu and Kashmir has not nominated a single city in the first list. It was earlier reported by U4U Voice that the state government is unlikely to nominate a city in the competition for the first twenty cities to be chosen for smart city project this year because none of them meet the criteria.

While majority of the state capitals in India, and major metros have been nominated in the smart city project but inevitably Srinagar, Jammu have not made it to the smart city list. A number of other cities such as Patna, SHimla, Thiruvananthapuram, Gangtok ,Bengaluru, Jammu and Srinagar have found a place in the list issued by the urban development ministry.

Insiders tell that despite J&K looking to get at least two smart city slots it is only likely that only will get nominated for being developed as smart city. The smart cities nominated in this list will now have to prepare a ‘Smart City plan’ which will be evaluated in the second stage of the City Challenge competition by the Urban development ministry.

The ministry has received 98 nominations for the smart city mission, and after detailed evaluation twenty cities out of these hundred will be given two hundred crore each during this financial year. In the coming two years, 40 cities each would be selected and supported by the union government to help them reach the parameters of a smart city.

Jammu and Kashmir government which is planning to compete in the second and thirds years will have to develop a credible smart plan, action plan for mobilizing resources, and a number of related parameters.

“Smart City” is an initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the pressure off Indian metros.

Here is the list of cities that have been proposed by Union Cabinet to be upgraded to smart cities

1. Pune – Maharashtra
2. Mumbai – Maharashtra
3. Nagpur – Maharashtra
4. Nashik – Maharashtra
5. Aurangabad – Maharashtra
6. Bhivandi – Maharashtra
7. Calcutta – West Bengal
8. Durgapur – West Bengal
9. Haldia – West Bengal
10. Habra – West Bengal
11. Jangipur – West Bengal
12. Ahmedabad – Gujarat
13. Surat – Gujarat
14. Vadodara – Gujarat
15. Rajkot – Gujarat
16. Bhavnagar – Gujarat
17. Junagadh – Gujarat
18. Gandhi Nagar – Gujarat
19. Bhopal – Madhya Pradesh
20. Indore – Madhya Pradesh
21. Gwalior – Madhya Pradesh
22. Burhanpur – Madhya Pradesh
23. Jabalpur – Madhya Pradesh
24. Chennai – Tamil Nadu
25. Coimbatore – Tamil Nadu
26. Madurai – Tamil Nadu
27. Tiruchirappalli – Tamil Nadu
28. Salem – Tamil Nadu
29. Tirunelveli – Tamil Nadu
30. Bangalore – Karnataka
31. Gulbarga – Karnataka
32. Bidar – Karnataka
33. Bijapur – Karnataka
34. Badami – Karnataka
35. Pattadakal – Karnataka
36. Mahakuta – Karnataka
37. Thiruvananthapuram – Kerala
38. Kollam – Kerala
39. Kottayam – Kerala
40. Tiruvalla – Kerala
41. Ernakulam – Kerala
42. Cochin – Kerala
43. Thrissur – Kerala
44. Hyderabad – Telangana
45. Warangal – Telangana
46. Karimnagar – Telangana
47. Nizamabad – Telaganana
48. Nalgonda – Telangana
49. Guntur – Andhra Pradesh
50. Vijayawada – Andhra Pradesh
51. Kurnool – Andhra Pradesh
52. Chittoor – Andhra Pradesh
53. Kanpur – Uttar Pradesh
54. Allahabad – Uttar Pradesh
55. Lucknow – Uttar Pradesh
56. Jhansi – Uttar Pradesh
57. Faizabad – Uttar Pradesh
58. Varanasi – Uttar Pradesh
59. Jaipur – Rajasthan
60. Ajmer – Rajasthan
61. Bharatpur – Rajasthan
62. Bikaner – Rajasthan
63. Jodhapur – Rajasthan
64. Kota – Rajasthan
65. Udipur – Rajasthan
66. Ludhiana – Punjab
67. Amritsar – Punjab
68. Jalandhar – Punjab
69. Patiala – Punjab
70. Muzaffarapur – Bihar
71. Patna – Bihar
72. Gaya – Bihar
73. Bhagalpur – Bihar
74. Bihar Sharif – Bihar
75. Faridabad – Haryana
76. Gurgaon – Haryana
77. Panipat – Haryana
78. Ambala – Haryana
79. Guwahati – Assam
80. Tinsukia – Assam
81. Odalguri – Assam
82. Tangla – Assam
83. Goalpara – Assam
84. Bhubaneswar – Odisha
85. Cuttack – Odisha
86. Rourkela – Odisha
87. Sambalpur – Odisha
88. Balasore – Odisha
89. Shimla – Himachal Pradesh
90. Dehradoon – Uttarakhand
91. Haridwar – Uttarakhand
92. Roorkee – Uttarakhand
93. Jamshedpur – Jharkhand
94. Dhanbad – Jharkhand
95. Ranchi – Jharkhand
96. Gangtok – Sikkim
97. Pelling – Sikkim
98. Yuksam – Sikkim
99. Bishnupur – Manipur
100. Chandel – Manipur

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  • August 2, 2015 at 11:56 am
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    BJP could not justified Jammu as SMART CITY!By:Sr CJ,Satish Sharma”BRAL”
    Though Jammu people are already came out into streets to demand restoration of announced AIIMS,another bad news came from Dehli,that Union Urban Ministry could not find Jammu eligible for socalled Modi’s Pledge of SMART CITIES concept.In fact,Jammu as per media reports was very much in the 100 such smart cities list but since BJP-PDP coalition shown cool attitude on identification\recommendation of Jammu,contrary to it talks about 4 cities of J&K state to be develop by Union Urban Ministry,who ultimately dropped the idea of inclusion of Jammu into 100 cities list.
    Sordidly,now Jammu people struggling for AIIMS because of BJP’s arrogant attitude who opted to play as second fiddle to PDP has sabotaged full fledged AIIMS announcement by Union FM,Jaitley but backtrracked forced Jammu people to fight against their own elected government.Of late,denial of Smart City for Jammu exposed further,how regional indiscrimination being unleashed by the rulers,now BJP itself-once claimed CHAMPION of Jammu Cause.
    Question arises,whether Jammu people donot deserves better deal from their elected government,may opt to behave like Kashmiris who love Indian Currency but not India.

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