Smart Cities Mission issues work order worth Rs. 125K Cr

In completion of the 5th year of Smart Cities Mission, the ministry has issued till date work order worth Rs. 125,000 crore.

Till date the value of tendered smart city projects is over Rs. 166,000 crore and value of completed projects is more than Rs. 27,000 crore.

In the last one year, an additional 1,000 projects amounting to Rs. 32,500 crore have been tendered, 1,000 projects amounting to Rs. 36,000 crore grounded and project worth Rs. 12,100 crore has been completed.

The Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCC) developed under the Smart Cities Mission have helped cities in their fight against COVID-19. 47 operational ICCCs became war rooms and have played an effective role in COVID-19 response. 33 ICCCs are at various stages of implementation. Smart roads/complete streets, smart solar, smart water, PPPs and vibrant public spaces projects are heading towards progressive paths in the mission.

Smart Cities Mission is also supporting interested cities in raising finance through Municipal Bonds. Recently, six cities were selected for technical assistance from the US Treasury department to raise municipal bonds. Joint efforts of Smart Cities Mission with AGNI and Invest India are fostering growth of a start-up culture in Smart Cities. The Smart Technology Showcase between the start-ups and City administrators were undertaken by the Mission.

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