Under SCM only Rs 1,872 cr worth projects completed -min
Under Smart City Mission, projects worth Rs.1,35,459 crore in 2,855 projects are in various stages of implementation. Out of them only 147 projects worth Rs. 1,872 crore have been completed so far. 396 projects with a cost of Rs. 14,672 cores are currently under implementation. Further, tendering has started for 283 projects with a cost of Rs. 16,549 and detailed project reports are being prepared for 2,029 projects worth Rs.1,02,366 crores. This information was provided by Shri Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs, while addressing the Parliamentary consultative committee meeting attached to the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs last week.
The selection process of Smart Cities is based on the idea of Competitive and Cooperative Federalism and follows a Challenge process to select cities in two stages. A two-stage selection process has been followed. In the first stage, total number of 100 smart cities has been distributed amongst the States and UTs on the basis of equitable criteria. The State/UT subsequently have shortlisted and potential smart cities on the basis of preconditions and scoring criteria. In the second stage of the competition, each of the potential 100 smart cities had prepared their Smart City Proposal(SCP) which contained the model chosen (retrofitting or redevelopment or greenfield development or a mix thereof) and additionally include a Pan-city dimension with smart solutions.
In Stage 1, all States/UTs shortlisted 98 potential Smart Cities to participate in Stage II. Further, on the basis of requests received from States, 12 new potential Smart Cities (left out capital cities and equal scoring cities) have also been included to participate in All India Competition (Stage 2) of the Smart City Challenge Process. In Stage II, 90 cities (20 cities in Round1 in January 2016, 13 cities in fast track round in May 2016, 27 cities in Round 2 in September, 2016 and 30 cities in Round 3 in June 2017) have been selected so far. The other 10 cities are expected to be selected in this financial year (2017-18).