Udaipur identified as the 4th best performing Smart City

Udaipur has been identified as the 4th best performing city in Smart City implementation. And on this basis, the city becomes the third city eligible to seek the second tranche of Rs 300 crore towards implementing its smart city projects.

The performance has ensured the city to become the third city in the 100 selected cities to ask for a release of the 2nd tranch of fund for Smart City projects.

The top best performing Smart Cities are selected by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. This is one of the internal rankings prepared by the ministry.

The ranking list was prepared based on various parameters which included value of tender issued, the value of work order issued, the value of work completed under the smart city project, the value of the certificate of utilization submitted etc.

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is in the process of formulating a new method and the performance of the cities would be accessed again.

Smart Cities Mission which was launched in 2015 is aimed at ensuring over-all developments of a city while providing advanced facilities for its citizens. Under the Smart City Mission, 100 smart cities were identified with 5151 projects worth Rs 2,05,018 crore to be executed.


Udaipur to lead the way for Arunachal Pradesh’s Itanagar for Smart City Implementation

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has decided to pair the 20 best performing smart cities as ‘sister cities’ with the poorly performing 20 smart cities.

Udaipur will take Itanagar under its guidance. The sister city Udaipur will have 100-day to help the under-performing Itanagar improve its ranks and performance.

Top-20 Smart Cities

The 20 best performing cities according to internal ranking are – Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Ranchi, Udaipur, Nagpur,  Bhopal, Surat, Kanpur, Visakhapatnam, Vellore, Tiruppur, Vadodara, Nashik, Agra, Dehradun, Davanagere, Kota, Pune, Indore, and Amravati.

Smart City 20-20 Formula

The program of pairing the best performing cities with poorly or under-performing cities has been given the name 20-20 Formula and the pair of two cities are called ‘Sister Cities‘.

Just like Udaipur is paired with Itanagar, similarly, Varanasi has been paired with Amritsar, Surat with Sharanpur and Visakhapatnam is paired with Diu to improve the performance of poorly performing cities. The capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal has been appointed guide Aizwal, Mizoram’s capital city.

According to the 20-20 formula, the ‘sister cities’ have been given a hundred-day challenge to help their respective partners in improving the ranks.

But is our ‘Smart City’ Udaipur, really smart enough to lead the way for Itanagar for Smart City Implementation?

Let’s see how Udaipur takes up this challenge!!!