Shillong development into smart city
Surat gets City Award
Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya in the North East, has been selected as 100th Smart City, taking the total proposed investment to Rs.205,018 crores.
So far, 99 cities were selected under the Smart Cities Mission.
Previously, 20 cities were selected in January 2016, 13 cities in May 2016, 27 cities in September 2016, 30 cities in June 2017 and 9 cities in January 2018.
With the selection of Shillong, the total proposed investment in the finally selected 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission would be Rs.2,05,018 crores.
Meanwhile, Surat Smart City Selected is being given a ‘City Award’ for showing great momentum in implementation of projects especially in the categories of urban environment, transport and mobility and sustainable integrated development.
Nine awards in three categories, i.e., Project Award, Innovative Idea Award and City Award have been announced under the India Smart Cities Awards, which was launched on 25 June 2017.
The Innovative Idea award is being given to a project/idea particularly remarkable for its innovative, bottom-up and transformative approach towards achievement of sustainable integrated development.
Joint winners in this category are Bhopal for their Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) and Ahmedabad for Safe and Secure Ahmedabad (SASA) Project.
The Project awards are being given to most innovative and successful projects in seven categories that have been completed by 1 April 2018.
The Projects are:
PMC Care from Pune under ‘Governance’ category,
Smart Place Making from Pune under ‘Built Environment’,
Smart Class rooms from NDMC and Jabalpur, Smart Campus from Visakhapatnam, Lighthouse from Pune under ‘Social Aspects’ category,
B Nest Incubation Centre from Bhopal and Conservation of Rajasthan School of Arts from Jaipur under ‘Culture and Economy’ category,
Public Bike Sharing from Bhopal, Pune, Coimbatore and Waste to Energy Plant in Jabalpur under ‘Urban environment’ category,
Integrated Transit Management System (TMS) from Ahmedabad and Surat under ‘Transport and Mobility’ category and
Smart Water Management through SCADA from Ahmedabad under ‘Water and Sanitation’ category. fii-news.com