Honorable Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi had announced his vision to set up 100 smart cities across the country. The whole country is excited and the shortlisted cities were pepped up to be in the list. Today the list of first 20 cities that will go under “smart city mission” is released.

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Ludhiana, our own city was able to make it to that list and is going to be one of the first smart cities in the country. We are very much excited and at the same time proud to be Ludhianivis. A smart city will come with lot of benefits and some of they key features are –

Adequate water supply
Assured electricity supply
Sanitation, including solid waste management
Efficient urban mobility and public transport
Affordable housing, especially for the poor
Robust IT connectivity and digitalisation
Good governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation
Sustainable environment
Safety and security of citizens, particularly women, children and the elderly
Health and education

After these 20 cities, for the next 2 years 40 cities will be included in the Smart City Program. Here’s the list of cities that are included in the phase one along with their scores –

Bhubaneshwar, Odisha – 78.83

Pune, Maharashtra – 77.42

Jaipur, Rajasthan – 73.83

Surat, Gujarat – 68.16

Kochi, Kerala – 66.98

Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 66.85

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh – 63.03

Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 61.12

Solapur, Maharashtra – 60.83

Devanagere, Karnataka – 59.93

Indore, Madhya Pradesh – 59.89

NDMC, Delhi – 59.63

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – 58.74

Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh – 58.19

Belagavi, Karnataka – 57.99

Udaipur, Rajasthan – 57.91

Guwahati, Assam – 57.66

Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 56.16

Ludhiana, Punjab – 55.84

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh – 55.47

This will definitely make us a Smart Country.