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The Indian Government in 2015 had announced its plan to develop 100 smart cities across the country. This opens up a huge opportunity in each aspect of smart city planning, project execution and management. The government has allocated Rs 7,060 crore (approx. $1.2 billion) in the current year, but the overall investment needed for building smart cities will be much larger.

The Smart City Mission will be operated as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) and the Central Government proposes to give financial support to the Mission to the extent of Rs. 48,000 crores over five years i.e. on an average Rs. 100 crore per city per year. An equal amount, on a matching basis, will have to be contributed by the State/ULB; therefore, nearly Rupees one lakh crore of Government/ULB funds will be available for smart cities development.

The Government of India intends to promote mixed land use in area-based developments — planning for ‘unplanned areas’.Housing and inclusiveness, creating walkable localities, Preserving and developing open spaces, promoting a variety of transport options, making governance citizen-friendly and cost effective, giving an identity to the city , applying Smart Solutions to infrastructure .

Please find the attachment for the short report on Indian Smart Cities.

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April-20-2016 (RK)

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