Planning to Move? Consider to Move to One of These 20 Upcoming Smart Cities of India

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Consider to move to one the first 20 smart cities of India if you are thinking about relocating to a new city for any reason. The Government of India has started Smart Cities Mission to develop 100 smart cities across the country. The first batch of 20 smart cities of India has been selected where residents will avail outstanding facilities.

Looking forward to relocate to a new city? You may have shortlisted some good cities to plan your next move. But moving to one of smart cities of India can be a great decision you can take.

I understand well that relocating to a new city is one of the biggest decision of an individual’s life.

When you need to move to a new city where you will live without our old neighborhood and friends may affect you seriously.

So, it is always advisable to choose the right city to get settled in. An individual relocating to a new city must know about their new city regarding infrastructure amenities and daily-life facilities.

If you are moving to a new city then you will always like to move to a city that offers you outstanding infrastructure amenities, great environment and daily-life facilities.

In a nutshell, choosing the right city to plan your next move is imperative.

In this blog post, I am going to talk about India’s first 20 urban areas that will be developed as smart cities under Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi flagship Smart Cities Mission.

These cities will be nation’s most developed cities offering outstanding infrastructure amenities, public services and daily life facilities. Moving to one of these smart cities of India will be truly a great decision you can take.

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List of First 20 Smart Cities of India (Upcoming)

You might want to know the names of urban areas which will be developed as India’s smart cities. To make a full stop of your curiosity, I am giving here the list of top 20 smart cities of India.

1. Bhubaneswar, Odisha

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Bhubaneswar, the capital and largest city of Odisha secured the top rank in the smart city list in India. Categorized as a Tier-2 city, it is a regional hub and center for economic and cultural importance of East India.

Plus, this city is an emerging education and information technology (IT) hub. Chandrasekharpur locality in Bhubaneswar is noted for several IT companies such as Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Mindtree, Mahindra Satyam, AABSyS IT and ESSPL.

Bhubaneswar and Cuttack form together a larger metropolitan area. The metropolitan area had a population of 1.7 million in 2011.

According to recent data, the Bhubaneswar metropolitan area has a population of around a million people.

Historically known as the Temple City of India, Bhubaneswar is also a popular tourist destination. There are so many tourist attractions including beautiful ancient temples in and around the city.

With nearby cities Puri and Konark the city forms Golden Triangle travel circuit of Eastern India.

Find more about the city here: Bhubaneswar City Information.

City Profile of Bhubaneswar

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 840834
Total Area 135 km2
Literacy Rate (%) 91.89
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 33312
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 4.27
% of households with access to tap water 62.96
% of households with access to electricity 86.53
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 76.47
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 68.95
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 16.05
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 14.80
% of households with access to mobile phones 64.74
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 1
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 57
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 9
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 331

2. Pune, Maharashtra

Pune-Infosys

Pune, also called Poona, is the second largest city of Maharashtra. Considered to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra, it is one of the best cities to live in the country.

The city is ranked the number one city in country in the ease of living ranking index. It has the eighth largest Pune is one of the major education and IT hub of India. There are several prestigious educational institutions, research organizations and IT companies in this city.

The city is also home to several renowned automotive companies.

Find more about the city here: Pune City Information

City Profile of Pune

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 3124458
Total Population of UA (if) 5057709
Area (sq. km) 276.4 km2
Literacy Rate (%) 89.56
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 88341
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 3.29
% of households with access to tap water 99.20
% of households with access to electricity 98.31
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 89.45
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 98.04
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 22.01
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 16.60
% of households with access to mobile phones 64.36
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 0.03
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 90
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 9
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 31

3. Jaipur, Rajasthan

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World Trade Park Shopping Mall in Jaipur

Jaipur, the Pink City of India, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a popular tourist destination in the country.

The city is internationally famous for its historical attractions including magnificent forts, palaces, temples, havelis and museums.

It is also a part of Golden Triangle circuit along with Delhi and Agra. Golden Triangle is one of the most sought after travel circuits in Northern India.

Find more about the city here: Jaipur City Information.

City Profile of Jaipur

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 3046163
Area 484.64 sq. km.
Literacy Rate (%) 83.33
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 3046163
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 4.09
% of households with access to tap water 88.85
% of households with access to electricity 97.82
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 89.45
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 90.94
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 12.42
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 13.84
% of households with access to mobile phones 66.12
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 1
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 67
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 12
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 370

4. Surat, Gujarat

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International Business Center, Piplod, Surat, Gujarat

Surat is one of major cities in Gujarat and India. It is the commercial and economic hub in the state. The city is famous for its diamonds and textile Industries and as a shopping centre for apparels and accessories. It is the 8th largest city and 9th largest urban agglomeration in the country.

According to a study conducted by Economic Times, the city of Surat will be the world’s fastest growing city from 2019 to 2035.

Due to diamond cutting and polishing industries, Surat is also called the Diamond City of India.

Find more about the city here: Surat City Information.

City Profile of Surat

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 4467797
Total Population of UA (if) 4591246
Area 335.82
Literacy Rate (%) 87.89
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price NA
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 0.29
% of households with access to tap water 80.50
% of households with access to electricity 98.88
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 93.55
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 96.26
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 5.07
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 8.12
% of households with access to mobile phones 71.42
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 0.02
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 29
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 2
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 63
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5. Kochi, Kerala

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Smart City Kochi

Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, is the second largest city of Kerala. It is one of the major port cities in the country and also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Classified as a Tier-II city by the Government of India, is a part of the Greater Cochin.

The city is known as commercial, financial and industrial capital of the state of Kerala. It has the highest GDP and the highest GDP per capita in the state.

Historically rich Kochi city is also a major tourist destination in the state and country. There are so many attractions including Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and Backwaters.

City Profile of Kochi

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 602046
Total Population of UA (if) 2119724
Area 107.13 sq. km.
Literacy Rate (%) 97.36
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 63599
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 4.45
% of households with access to tap water 95.55
% of households with access to electricity 99.08
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 94.62
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 87.41
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 20.87
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 14.86
% of households with access to mobile phones 54.12
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people NA
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people NA
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people NA
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 409

6. Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Birds Eye View of Ahmedabad Old City, Gujarat

Ahmedabad is the largest city and the former capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, it’s the fifth largest city and seventh largest metropolitan area in the country by area.

Located at the distance of only 23 km from the state capital Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in the country. Plus, it is India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City.

Find more about the city here: Ahmedabad City Information.

City Profile of Ahmedabad

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 5577940
Total Population of UA (if) 6357693
Area 468.92 sq. km.
Literacy Rate (%) 88.29
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price NA
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 0.86
% of households with access to tap water 80.12
% of households with access to electricity 98.56
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 92.42
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 93.10
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 10.32
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 11.41
% of households with access to mobile phones 62.51
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 0.09
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 33
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 2
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 79

7. Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

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Lakshmi Narain College of Technology (LNCT), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Jabalpur is an important city located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the third-largest urban agglomeration in the state and 36th-largest urban agglomeration in the country.

The city is a major administrative, industrial and business center of the state. It is also home to some of prestigious educational institutions and considered to be a major education hub in the country.

Jabalpur is also a popular tourist destination with attractions like Bhedaghat, Marble Rocks and Dhuandhar Falls.

City Profile of Jabalpur

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 1055525
Total Population of UA 1268848
Area 152.53 km2
Literacy Rate (%) 87.39
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 38968
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 0.00
% of households with access to tap water 69.81
% of households with access to electricity 95.84
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 81.15
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 91.11
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 8.23
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 12.46
% of households with access to mobile phones 57.36
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 0.28
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 54
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 4
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 25

8. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

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Visakhapatnam Railway Station

Visakhapatnam, also called Vizag, is one of the major cities in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the major commercial of the state with hosts of SEZs. It is the largest city of the state by both – population and area.

Nicknamed as The City of Destiny and The Jewel of the East Coast, Vizag is also a major tourist destination. In terms of living, it also great infrastructure facilities. After transforming into a smart city of India, it will definitely provide the next level of facilities to citizens.

City Profile of Visakhapatnam

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 1728128
Area 513.61 sq.km
Literacy Rate (%) 81.79
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 50580
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 3.95
% of households with access to tap water 71.18
% of households with access to electricity 96.86
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 83.58
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 92.29
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 8.93
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 11.39
% of households with access to mobile phones 66.90
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 3
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 27
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 2
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 205

9. Solapur, Maharashtra

Solapur-Railway-Station
Solapur Railway Station

Located in the southern-western region of the Indian state of Maharashtra, Solapur is a major city in the country and one of smart cities of the country. It is a major Textile Hub of India and called the Manchester of India. It is also known for Beedi production.

Sholapur is the 5th largest city in the state, the 49th most populous city and 43rd largest urban agglomeration in India.

City Profile of Solapur

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 951,558
Area 178.57
Literacy Rate (%) 82.80
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 45,859
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 1.65
% of households with access to tap water 96.92
% of households with access to electricity 93.64
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 58.67
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 91.46
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 4.62
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 9.08
% of households with access to mobile phones 61.04
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 2
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 74
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 15
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 54

10. Davangere, Karnataka

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GM Institute of Technology, Davangere

Davangere is a city located in the center of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has been selected among India’s 20 smart cities. The seventh-largest city in the state, it is described as the Manchester of Karnataka for housing several cotton mills and cloth businesses.

City Profile of Davangere

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 434971
Area 77.12 Sq. Km
Literacy Rate (%) 84.90
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 30219
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 3.64
% of households with access to tap water 82.45
% of households with access to electricity 97.10
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 82.34
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 94.85
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 5.10
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 12.95
% of households with access to mobile phones 65.01
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 23
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 133
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 16
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) NA

11. Indore, Madhya Pradesh

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Indore Junction

Indore is the largest and most populous city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a major education hub of the state and has campuses of both the Indian Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Technology.

Indore is also a finance, media, technology, fashion and entertainment hub of Madhya Pradesh. It also is one of the cleanest cities in the India and comes under Tier 2 cities.

Find more about the city here: Indore City Information.

City Profile of Indore

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 1964086
Total Population of UA 2170295
Area 172.39 Sq. Km
Literacy Rate (%) 85.87
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 52501
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 2.07
% of households with access to tap water 73.74
% of households with access to electricity 98.48
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 90.14
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 92.14
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 11.21
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 12.61
% of households with access to mobile phones 62.98
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 1
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 21
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 5
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) N/A
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12. New Delhi, NDMC (Delhi)

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Cabinet Secretariat of India, New Delhi

New Delhi is the national capital of India. It comes under NDMC. It is well-planned urban area in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. This area has been selected as one of the 100 upcoming smart cities of India.

Find more about the city here: Delhi City Information.

City Profile of New Delhi

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 257803
Total Population of UA 16349831
Area 42.74 Sq. Km.
Literacy Rate (%) 89.83
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 112510
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 2.03
% of households with access to tap water 98.10
% of households with access to electricity 98.82
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 85.03
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 97.06
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 27.74
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 16.48
% of households with access to mobile phones 62.65
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 16

13. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore-Lakshmi-Mills
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Located on the banks of the Noyyal River and surrounded by the Western Ghats, Coimbatore is the second largest city and urban agglomeration in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. It is one of the fastest growing tier-II cities in the country, and has been selected as one of upcoming smart cities of India.

The city is described as the Manchester of South India due to major textile industries. The city is also home to healthcare, education, IT and manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu.

City Profile of Coimbatore

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 1050721
Total Population of UA 2136916
Area 105.6 Sq. Km.
Literacy Rate (%) 91.30
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 65781
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 3.21
% of households with access to tap water 98.21
% of households with access to electricity 98.32
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 82.50
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 89.58
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 11.69
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 11.56
% of households with access to mobile phones 69.45
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 0.48
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 25
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 4
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 196

14. Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

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Godavari Fertilizer Plant, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

Kakinada is one of the largest cities of Andhra Pradesh. It is the second most populated city of East Godavari district after Rajahmundry. Plus, it is one of the fastest growing cities of the state.

The economy of this city depends on agriculture, fishing and industrial sectors. The city has been chosen as one of upcoming 100 smart cities of India under Narendra Modi flagship Smart Cities Mission.

City Profile of Kakinada

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 312538
Total Population of UA 443028
Area 57.36 Sq. Km.
Literacy Rate (%) 80.62
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 37712
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 4.94
% of households with access to tap water 83.29
% of households with access to electricity 97.40
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 82.63
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 84.14
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 6.08
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 9.39
% of households with access to mobile phones 57.46
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 0.3
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 134
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 9
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) NA

15. Belgavi, Karnataka

Belgavi-Belgaum-Railway-Station
Belgaum Railway Station

Belgavi, also known as Belgaum, is a major Indian city located in the state of Karnataka. It is proposed as the second capital of Karnataka, and has been selected as one of 100 smart cities of India in the first phase.

The city is also a major tourist destination and has a number of tourist attractions ranging from historical sites, temples and water falls.

City Profile of Belgavi

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 488157
Total Population of UA 610350
Area 99.61 Sq. Km.
Literacy Rate (%) 89.82
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 28856
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 6.50
% of households with access to tap water 90.14
% of households with access to electricity 97.59
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 91.44
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 88.82
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 8.58
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 12.96
% of households with access to mobile phones 61.57
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 20
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 97
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 13
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) NA

16. Udaipur, Rajasthan

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City Palace on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur is a historical and beautiful city located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Known for its rich culture, tradition and history, it is a major tourist destination in the country.

Major tourist attractions in the city include City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Pichola Lake, Lake Palace, Jagmandir, Monsoon Palace, and Saheliyon Ki Bari. Due to many beautiful lakes, the city is lovingly described as the City of Lakes.

City Profile of Udaipur

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 451100
Total Population of UA 474531
Area 56.92 Sq. Km.
Literacy Rate (%) 89.66
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 24135
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 0.30
% of households with access to tap water 80.91
% of households with access to electricity 98.59
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 93.26
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 97.85
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 12.48
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 14.60
% of households with access to mobile phones 61.13
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 1
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 190
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 13
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 417

17. Guwahati, Assam

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City View of Guwahati, Assam

Guwahati is a major Indian city located in the Indian state of Assam. It is the largest city the state and also the largest metropolis in the entire Northeastern region. Situated on the south banks of Brahmaputra River, it is one of the fastest developing cities in the country.

Guwahati is also a major tourist destination with abundance natural beauty and plethora of interesting places. It is basically known for rich flora and fauna.

Find more about the city here: Guwahati City Information.

City Profile of Guwahati

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 957352
Total Population of UA 962334
Area 219.06 Sq. Km.
Literacy Rate (%) 91.47
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 43278
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 4.32
% of households with access to tap water 32.64
% of households with access to electricity 92.94
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 85.04
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 76.93
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 11.96
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 21.82
% of households with access to mobile phones 78.88
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 1
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 53
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 14
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 51

18. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Parry’s Corner in Chennai – the Capital City of Tamil Nadu

Chennai, formerly called Madras, is the capital and largest city of Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the sixth-most populous city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India (according to 2011 census). It is one of the best cities to live in the country.

Chennai is also a major tourist destination in the country with a number of interesting places, historical sites, monuments and temples. The city of Chennai attracts 45% of health tourists visiting India. For this reason, it is also described as the health capital of India.

Find more about the city here: Chennai City Information.

City Profile of Chennai

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 4646732
Total Population of UA 8653521
Area 175 Sq. Km
Literacy Rate (%) 90.18
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 57706
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 2.32
% of households with access to tap water 84.08
% of households with access to electricity 99.08
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 94.57
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 97.27
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 19.64
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 12.51
% of households with access to mobile phones 62.25
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 1
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 71
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 2
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 61
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19. Ludhiana, Punjab

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Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, Punjab

Ludhiana is an important Indian city located in the Indian state of Punjab. It is the largest city of the state with an estimated population of 1,618,879 as of the 2011 census.

The city is a major industrial hub known for readymade garments industry. BBC has called it the Manchester of India.

City Profile of Ludhiana

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 1618879
Area 159.37 Sq. Km.
Literacy Rate (%) 85.77
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 51633
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12
% of households with access to tap water 80.93
% of households with access to electricity 98.89
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 92.58
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 89.47
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 11.75
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 10.55
% of households with access to mobile phones 65.30
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 0.06
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 28
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 5
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 381

20. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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Kushabhau Thakre ISBT, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal is the capital of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is one most beautiful cities and preferred cities of live in the country. Bhopal has so many artificial and natural lakes. Hence, it is lovingly called the City of Lakes. Plus, it is one of the greenest cities in the country.

Bhopal is the 16th largest city in India and 131st largest city in the world. It is one of 3 cities of Madhya Pradesh that been chosen to be developed as Smart Cities of India

Find more about the city here: Bhopal City Information.

City Profile of Bhopal

Indicator City (Municipal Corporation)
Total Population 1,798,218
Total Population of UA 1,886,100
Area 285.88 Sq. Km.
Literacy Rate (%) 83.47
Per Capita Income (Rs.) at 2004-05 constant price 47214
Unemployment Rate, 2011-12 1.53
% of households with access to tap water 78.58
% of households with access to electricity 97.12
% of households having toilet facilities within premises 82.12
% of household Waste water outlet connected to drainage 91.92
Type of sewerage system Underground sewerage system
Type of solid Waste system Door to Door
% of households with access to computer/laptop with internet 10.16
% of households with access to computer/laptop without internet 12.63
% of households with access to mobile phones 61.24
No. of Hospitals per 1,00,000 people 1
No of Schools per 1,00,000 people 66
No of Colleges per 1,00,000 people 12
Swatch Bharat ranking (2015) 106

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Smart Cities Mission?

Smart Cities Mission is an innovative initiative by the Government of India. It is one of flagship initiatives and an urban renewal and retrofitting program started by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Under this flagship mission 100 smart cities will be developed across the country with the funding of total Rs 98,000 crore. The Union Ministry of Urban Development will implement the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities. The first batch of 20 cities to be developed as smart cities has been selected.

Q. What is the Aim of Smart City in India?

The aim of Shri Narendra Modi flagship Smart Cities Mission is to drive economic growth and improve the quality of living standard of residents. The innovative flagship mission is driven to create smart outcomes for citizens by enabling local development and harnessing information and communication technologies. Outstanding urban services will be delivered to citizens of smart cities.

Q. What is a Smart City?

A smart city is a designation given an urban area that incorporates a range of digital, information and communication technologies. The upcoming smart cities of India will focus on the most persistent needs of the citizens. A range of approaches will be implemented to improve lives. A friendly, clean and sustainable environment with the implementation of smart technologies will for sure improve the living standard of citizens in smart cities of India.

To make a difference, the development of smart cities will tap a range of approaches such as:

  • Information and communication technologies
  • Urban planning best practices
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Improved traffic and transportation management
  • Great utilities services
  • Water supply management
  • Excellent schools and world-class education system
  • Extraordinary healthcare system
  • Excellent public and daily life services
  • Policy change

Q. What are the Benefits of Moving to One of Smart Cities of India?

There are a number of obvious benefits of relocating to one of the upcoming smart cities of India. Let’s know about the major benefit of living in one of upcoming smart cities of India.

Services and Governing Efficiency

Upcoming smart cities of India will be laced with the latest technology tools. These well-designed and implemented technology tools will benefit government agencies, citizens and city environment. Smart cities will boost the efficiency of urban services significantly by eliminating redundancies, finding good ways to save money and restructuring workers’ responsibilities. By the implementation of right approaches, the smart cities will provide the higher standard of urban services at lower cost.

Environmental Effects

A key feature of India’s smart cities is sustainability and saving on the environment. Real-time monitoring of energy use will explore opportunities for environmental improvement. Plus this will also save money.

Improved Quality of Life of City Residents

One of the key benefits from smart cities will come from improving the quality of life of city residents. Residents will benefit from great infrastructure amenities and urban services. Key benefits may include educational services, health services, housing & transportation, waste management, water supply management, traffic & transport, safety & mobility, happiness & optimism, and community relationships. Other features of smart cities may include identifying instances of discrimination, using data to fight neighborhood blight, tracking and mapping residents’ health, and deploying autonomous vehicles to increase residents’ safety and mobility. These features shall improve the quality of residents significantly.

Solution to Water Problems

Upcoming smart cities of India will provide the great solution to water problems. Some key features are educating residents about optimum usage of water, providing information on how to save water, monitoring for quick resolution to water problems, and quick identification & alert about leakage. These efforts shall truly provide the great solution to severe water problems.

Better Waste Management and Cleanliness

The smart cities will offer better waste management and cleanliness with efforts like waste water treatment, waste to energy & fuel, reduction of wastes and recycling of wastes

Smooth Traffic and Parking Solutions

Most Indian cities face with traffic and parking problems. Smart cities will offer smooth traffic and parking solutions. This will eliminate traffic congestion and lead to pleasant mobility experience.

Enhanced Safety and Security

Upcoming smart cities of India will provide enhanced safety. Citizens will find safe living environment with implementation of technological advancement. Key safety features are installation of CCTV cameras in public places, easy access to police & crime centers, and license place recognition.

Robust IT Connectivity & Digitalization

Key features include high-speed internet services, high-speed free Wi-Fi services in public places, CCTV cameras in public places, e-governance, assured electricity supply, and implementation of several other modern technology.

Rabish Kumar

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