NEW DELHI, INDIA (Smart Cities News): On Wednesday, the state minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA), Shri Kaushal Kishore, said that 2,781 projects worth Rs. 48,150 crores had been completed under Smart Cities Mission at the Rajya Sabha session.
According to the given data, as of 09th July 2021, these cities have tendered out 6,017 projects worth Rs. 1,80,873 crores, out of which work orders have been issued in 5,375 projects worth Rs. 1,49,251 crores; out of these, 2,781 projects worth Rs. 48,150 crore have been completed. Thus, more than 260% growth in projects tendered and more than 380% growth in projects grounded/completed in the last three years. The Smart Cities are expected to complete their projects within five years from their date of selection.
The Centre give Rs. 23,925.83 crores as the Central share to the States and Union Territories, out of which Rs. 20,410.14 crores (85 Percent) have been utilized by the Smart Cities Projects.
In Maharashtra, eight cities, viz. Aurangabad, Kalyan-Dombivali, Nagpur, Nashik, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune, Solapur & Thane have been selected for development as Smart Cities. As a result, the government of India has released Rs. 2,128.23 crore for Smart Cities of Maharashtra, out of which these Smart Cities have already utilized Rs. 1,920.92 crore (90 Percent).