While temple city Bhubaneswar in Odisha topped the smart city competition, Pune came second. Bottom up approach has been the key planning principle under the mission.
By Taazakhabar News Bureau
Bhubaneswar bagged the first rank among 20 smart cities announced by the Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. These cities are among the first round of smart cities challenge competition.
The other winners are Pune, Jaipur, Surat, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Vishakhapatnam, Solapur, Davanagere, Indore, New Delhi Municipal Council, Coimbatore, Kakinada, Belagavi, Udaipur, Guwahati, Chennai, Ludhiana and Bhopal.
According to the Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu a total investment of Rs 50,802 crore has been proposed in the selected smart cities and towns during the next five years.
Naidu said Smart City challenge required cities to come up with integrated plans, proposals, so that there is maximum analysis, and planning. A total of 1.52 crore citizens participated in the preparation of Smart city plans at various stages.
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