Ahmedabad 6th on list of first 20 smart cities in India

Yes...you heard it right our city Ahmedabad is 6th on list of first 20 smart cities in India.

A special committee on the Smart City Mission in the Union Urban Development Department has chosen Ahmedabad as its sixth choice among 20 cities in the country.

First 20 Smart Cities: Bhubaneswar, Pune, Jaipur, Surat, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Visakhapatnam, Solapur, Davangere, Indore, New Delhi, Coimbatore, Kakinada, Belgaum, Udaipur, Guwahati, Chennai, Ludhiana, and Bhopal are among 20 cities selected for the Smart City project.

These cities will be developed to have basic infrastructure through assured water and power supply, sanitation and solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, IT connectivity, e-governance and citizen participation.

Major Fields to be focused and developed in Ahmedabad:

  • BRTS
  • Metro-Rail
  • AMTS
  • Public Transport
  • Solar Panel LED Light
  • Vehicle free zone
  • Plaza
  • Pedestrian friendly footpath
  • IT Connectivity
  • Water distribution Station
  • Sewage treatment plant
  • Open Green space
  • Intelligent traffic management System
  • Area Re-Development

Objectives of a Smart City:

  • Decent quality of life to its citizens
  • Clean and sustainable environment and
  • Application of Smart Solutions

The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development and the idea is to look at compact areas, create a replicable model that can be replicated both within and outside the Smart City, catalyzing the creation of similar Smart Cities in various regions and parts of the country.

The core infrastructure elements in a Smart City would include:

  • 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 digitizalition
  • good governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation
  • sustainable environment
  • safety and security of citizens, particularly women, children and the elderly
  • health and education
Aspects of Smart City:

Government will do its work but this won't be possible without your help.....
Lets make and show that yes we can make our India ......the best place to live.....!!!

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