The Second Capital has ranked 5th Smart City in Maharashtra
Nagpur: The Union Government’s Smart City Mission has declared the first phased result of ‘India Smart City Award Contest. Of the 75 cities, Nagpur has ranked 38th in the national eligible list and 5th in Maharashtra.
The names of the cities mentioned in the list along with their national and state positions (in bracket) are as follows: Pune (8th and 1st), Aurangabad (14th and 2nd), Solapur (26th and 3rd), Pimpri Chinchwad (33rd and 4th), Nagpur (38th and 5th), Thane (58th and 6th) and Amravati (62nd and 7th).
It may be noted that the Director of Smart City Mission, Kunal Kumar, has issued letters to all the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Smart Cities on May 4. The letter issued by Kumar, who is also Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Housing Development and Urban Affairs, enclosed the list of eligible cities for the second phase of the India Smart City Award Contest. The list also mentioned the position of the cities. These Smart Cities have been asked to submit their nomination for the second phase of the contest by June 30, 2022.
Under the stage-2 of the contest, the authorities have now been directed to submit award proposals under different categories, including project awards, state/UT awards, innovation, city awards and leadership awards.
It has been further stated that the ministry has also included new awards for partners working with the departments, including project management consultants, industry partners, community-based organisations, etc.