The bold Smart Cities Mission undertaking was launched on June 25, 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It envisaged creation of 100 ‘good cities’ over a interval of 5 years, i.e. until 2020.
The goal of the scheme was to advertise cities that present core infrastructure and provides an honest high quality of life to its residents, a clear and sustainable atmosphere and software of ‘good’ options.
The ‘good metropolis’ proposal included core-infrastructure parts comparable to assured water provide, electrical energy provide, sanitation and stable waste administration, environment friendly mobility and public transport, inexpensive housing, security and safety, well being and training.
To obtain these targets, a number of initiatives for the chosen cities have been envisaged which might allow them to attain the tag of ‘good cities’ on the finish of the mission.
However greater than 5 years down the road, as on January 31, 2021, the Smart Cities Mission has managed to finish solely 17 per cent of complete value of initiatives sanctioned below it.
According to knowledge offered by the Ministry of Urban Development, until January 31, 2021, out of the entire proposed initiatives value Rs 2,05,018 crore (as per the accredited good cities proposals), solely initiatives value Rs 35,457 crore or solely 17 per cent of the entire value of initiatives have been accomplished.
Under the Smart Cities Mission, 5,422 initiatives value Rs 1,76,911 crore (86 per cent of the entire quantity of Rs 2,05,018 crore) have been tendered. Out of those, work orders had been issued for 4,636 initiatives value Rs 1,41,857 crore.
Out of those too, work has been accomplished solely in 2,189 initiatives value Rs 35,457 crore.