13 Indian Cities Will be Developed as Smart Cities

The Urban Development Ministry of India announced the second list of Indian cities that would be developed as Smart Cities under Narendra Modi government ambitious plan. To develop the country’s infrastructure, The Modi government plans to have at least one smart city in every state.

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow is the largest city of Uttar Pradesh on the northwestern shore of the Gomti river. The city of Nawabs is one of the fastest growing city in India and one of the 3 best cities in the Uttar Pradesh to boost tourism.

Bhagalpur, Bihar

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Bhagalpur is situated on the southern bank of the Ganges in Bihar and famous worldwide for its silk production. The city is home to the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary, Gangetic dolphin the National Aquatic Animal of India.

New Town Kolkata, West Bengal

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New Town is a neighbourhood of Kolkata consists of villages of Rajarhat and Bhangar. The area is being developed as new information technology and residential hub and also is a fast-growing planned satellite city in India.

Faridabad, Haryana

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Faridabad is included in the second list of Smart Cities Mission of PM Narendra Modi. The city of Faridabad is a major industrial hub of Haryana state and famous for henna production in India.

Chandigarh, Chandigarh

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Chandigarh is a union territory and India’s clean and green city,serves as the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana. The city of Chandigarh is one of the early planned cities of India, internationally known for its architecture and urban design.

Raipur, Chhattisgarh

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Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh state and one of the largest steel markets in the country. The city of Raipur is sometimes referred as the Rice Bowl of India,where hundreds of varieties of rice are grown.

Ranchi, Jharkhand

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Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand and selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi smart cities mission. Major tourist attractions in Ranchi includes Hundru Fall,Nakshatra Van,Jharkhand War Memorial and Jagannathpur temple.

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

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Dharamsala is located in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh in the shadow of the Dhauladhar mountains. The city of Dharamshala is regarded as green hill station of Himachal Pradesh and one of the must visit place in India.

Warangal, Telangana

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The capital of the Kakatiya Kingdom, Warangal is the most beautiful city with lakes, fine temples, rich fauna and flora. Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways of Warangal has been added to the tentative list of world heritage sites in India.

Panaji, Goa

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Panaji is the state capital of India’s smallest and most relaxed state called Goa, lies on the banks of the Mandovi river. The city of Panaji has been selected as one of the top hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city.

Agartala, Tripura

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Agartala is situated on the banks of river Haora and is the second largest city in North-east India. The city is one of the fastest developing cities of India and India’s third international internet gateway.

Imphal, Manipur

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Imphal city is connected by road to Silchar via National Highway 37 and famous for Kangla Fort,Govindajee Temple and War Cemetery. Hiyangthang Lairembi Temple Complex is also one of the religious site and a tourist attraction of Imphal.

Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar

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Port Blair is the capital city of India’s one of the union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The city of Port Blair is surrounded by attractive lush forest and rugged coastline in the Bay of Bengal.