Udaipur selected as one of top 25 cities in Indian Government’s Cycles4Change Challenge

Udaipur smart city has recently been selected as one of the top 25 cities out of 41 participating cities in the India Cycles4Change Challenge.

Udaipur qualified in India Cycles4Change Challenge

The India Cycles4Change Challenge is an initiative of the Smart Cities Mission, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) that comes under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, to encourage the habit of cycling, to make rides safer for cyclists, and to inspire and support the cities to implement cycling friendly initiatives.

Udaipur qualified in India Cycles4Change Challenge

Community participation is a crucial step for this initiative, and for the same reason Udaipur smart city conducted a survey to understand the mindset and feedback from the citizen of Udaipur. A total of 41 cities participated in the first stage of this challenge, out of which 25 cities have been selected for the next stage of the competition.


Udaipur will soon have City Buses for intra-city commuting

The year 2020 will fulfil the long-pending wish of Udaipurites to have a robust public transport system for the city commuters. By July 2020, Udaipur city will have city buses running in the city for intra-city commuting.

On the initial level, around 26 buses will be deployed to run on different routes with the city. Udaipur City Transport Company Ltd. drafted the above plan during a meeting held at the Smart City Company office last week. The meeting was presided by the Chairman of the company, Mayor Govind Singh Taak, who drafted the entire plan of action for the project.

As per the plan, the committee has also decided upon the tentative fare for different routes which would be in the range of Rs. 5 to Rs. 15 depending on the distance of travel.

Besides, the company also plans to run AC buses from Dabok Airport for people travelling to the city by air. These buses will run according to the flight arrival timings.

The committee has finalised the following route for the buses:

Route 1 – Balicha to Badgaon

Route 2 – Titardi to Badgaon

Route 3 – Rampura to Dabok

Route 4 – Amberi to Balicha

Route 5 – Goverdhan Vilas to Hiranmagri, Pratap Nagar and Pratap Gourav Kendra


Udaipur is now in TOP 20 Smart Cities of India

Udaipur is now selected among first list of Top 20 Cities to be developed as Smart Cities in India. Venkaiah Naidu, Urban Development Minister on Thursday announced this list of First 20 Cities which will be assigned with the budget.

“The investment of Rs 50,802 crore has been proposed in selected smart cities and towns during the five-year period.”

Smartcity Udaipur

Rajasthan was the first state to submit Smart City plans last month. The state sent proposal for development of Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota and Udaipur as Smart Cities but only Udaipur & Jaipur turned out to be the winning cities.

First to elucidate what is Smart City actually, smart cities are the urban regions that are developed in all spheres as such from its infrastructure, sustainable growth, basic facilities to the advanced IT. The government on the same date declared the first 20 cities to be undertaken under the ‘smart city mission’

Among the potential 20 cities, Udaipur stands as one of the exceedingly potential city that would witness a ‘smart growth’. Modi, in one of his speeches mentioned that its the “smart citizens” of the city that would make it one and stand as the base of growth. Undoubtedly Udaipur amidst level headed and wise citizens but an approach that deals with the vision that beholds Udaipur as an utterly developed and enhanced city is necessary. The development areas to be looked upto includes Core Infrastructure elements that is: better water supplies, efficient use and availability of electricity in all parts of the city, Sanitation including solid waste management.

As the basic core infrastructure elements are revamped the city would capture an entirely new face. Appropriate sanitations would let the lakes and parks of the city cleaner and with a new charm. Another important area of development is urban mobility and public transport. The city would be acquired with advanced public transport, providing cheaper and convenient mobility. A better infrastructure that includes building of new roads and flyovers could reduce the traffic chaos and accidents. Infrastructure development focuses on hospitals, educational Institutions and Official buildings too!

The city has been addressed a growth in the latter already. Udaipur is one of the cities that has accepted and adopted to vigourious changes comfortably and looks forward to the same in future. The city envisages a complete digital change and availability that refers the IT becomes the base for all the activities happening and for providing essential services to the residents.

The other things that would be focussed on would be sustaining the environment, providing better security and robust connectivity. Let us, the citizens of Udaipur equip our minds with realistic and reasonable thoughts and ideas to make the vision of a smart city come true in every aspect and see our darling city transform magnificently.

Here’s the rank wise full list of the first 20 smart cities which are going to be allotted with the Smart City Budget:

1. Bhubaneswar, Odisha
2. Pune, Maharashtra
3. Jaipur, Rajasthan
4. Surat, Gujarat
5. Kochi, Kerala
6. Ahmedabad, Gujarat
7. Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
8. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
9. Solapur, Maharashtra
10. Davangere, Karnataka
11. Indore, Madhya Pradesh
12. NDMC, Delhi
13. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
14. Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
15. Belgaum, Karnataka
16. Udaipur, Rajasthan
17. Guwahati, Assam
18. Chennai, Tamil Nadu
19. Ludhiana, Punjab
20. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Its a time of Joy for everyone in the City, Now its our moral duty to support and contribute to the actions of District Administration and various Departments.


Article by : Rakshanda Hada


Good news Udaipur! Lakecity finally selected in 100 Smart City Mission

city palace udaipur

Here’s a good news for the smart citizens of the “would be” smart city, Udaipur. This morning, the Prime Minister officially announced the selected 100 cities for the Smart City Project. This turns into a merry making for udaipurites as our city has been selected in the project aimed at developing cities and towns. Congratulations to the people of Udaipur for the upcoming 10 years will grow Udaipur into what we ever dreamt of. Proving this mission as an important milestone in lakecity’s development.

The next big question that hits our mind is what exactly this project is going to fetch Udaipur? So there are some of the possible achievements and features that will make Udaipur grow better.

One of the most important aspects is infrastructure. What brings a drastic change in the look of a city is its infrastructure, also responsible for the overall development of the city. Infrastructure includes roads, bridges, dams, power, etc., which forms a general impression of the town apart from making it safer and easier to live. P.M. Narendra Modi said, “Cities in the past were built on riverbanks. They are now built along highways. But in the future, they will be built based on availability of optical fiber networks and next-generation infrastructure.” Thus, it is expected that when the plans get unveiled by the government, the city witness a larger variety of services.

Another factor that is expected to be covered is cleanliness. The mission brings with it the aspiration of automated garbage collection and clear structure in the pedestrian and sewage system for better living standards. What some political leaders define a “smart city” as is having a stable roof over every head, a toilet in every house and a good transport system while others interpret as having  cameras & sensors equipped along with a broadband and WiFi network to collect informations on traffic patterns, parking & security circumstances, water, power usage. This is indeed true that our city wants this connectivity to attract more businesses into the community, increase tourism, enable a host of new public services, and support internal city operations.

Therefore, there are many different elements to a Smart City deployment targeting hospitals, educational institutes, airports, transportations, convention centers and factors alike. Whatever it unfolds, the smart city project seems a master innovation in itself.

So, come to terms udaipurites and get ready for the enormous challenges, visions and the newer look of the lakecity both physically and internally. So let us act together in optimism to make the city of tomorrow an attractive place to work and live.

Update: Udaipur has been chosen among the 7 cities of Rajasthan who have to compete by certain parameters now to continue being in the List, We hope our Administration and People equally contribute in order to Make our City the Smartest City in India. 🙂

Reference : Z Marudhara,

Article By: Divyani Nagar