February 2020 \ News \ Business & Governance
Over Rs 2 lakh crore projects under Smart City Mission underway: Survey

The Government’s Smart City mission seems ...

Additionally, about 1,290 projects worth Rs 22,569 crores have been completed and are operational. Breaking down the developments in creating smart cities across the length and breadth of the country, the Survey said that smart command and control centres worth Rs 4,135 crore have been completed in 26 cities.  As many as 51 smart water works worth Rs 2,136 crore have been completed, 127 smart road projects worth Rs 1,784 crore have been completed and 39 smart solar projects worth Rs 204 crore have been completed under the Mission, it said.

The Smart Cities Mission was launched on June 25, 2015. The first list of 20 cities announced on January 28, 2016. The fast tracklist of 13 cities was announced on May 24, 2016. The second list of 27 cities was announced on September 20, 2016. The third list of 30 cities announced on June 23, 2017, and the final list was announced in January 2018.

Under the mission, the Centre allocates Rs 500 crore to each of the cities for implementing projects proposed by it. This amount is matched with a grant of the same amount by the respective state.