Smart Cities Challenge of 45 Cities in Third Round

Smart Cities Challenge of 45 Cities in Third Round

45 cities have participate in the third round of smart cities challenge, 40 will be selected to be developed as smart cities by the centre. The names of 40 cities expected to be announced by June end, will take the total smart cities count to 100.

Central government launched its top ‘100 Smart City’ mission on June 2015, and announced the first list of 20 cities in January 2016. 23 cities rejected in the first round to upgrade their proposals, of which 13 cities were shortlisted in May 2016. The government in the second round announced the names of 27 more cities to be made smart in September last year. Centre bringing the number of total selected cities to 60.

Government has allocated Rs 48,000 crore for the development of these cities. Each selected city will be given Rs 500 crore over a period of five years, smart city plans worth Rs 1.33 lakh crore for the 60 cities.

The ministry of urban development is also preparing a report card on its Smart City mission as the scheme is set to complete two years of its launch this June. It is collecting data under various heads, like the number of projects completed and those being implemented.

April 15, 2017 / by / in , ,
UP revives Jewar airport dream in Greater Noida

Jewar International Airport in Greater Noida is much awaited project for the entire NCR. The international airport is welcomed by the residents of Greater Noida region as well as the real estate players. An international airport completely revives the cityscape as new connectivity features start coming up in and around it, several companies set up their base near the location and economy flourishes. Gurgaon is the perfect example of how proximity to the airport can develop the location.
Recently, Jewar Airport project was revived, UP CM gives it green signal and construction work can start at the earliest.
Real estate scenario in Noida and Greater Noida will improve with the coming of international airport. There will be residential, commercial, industrial and institutional growth. The area will be seen as a logistics hub and demand will spurt. Positive sentiments will be formed among property buyers.

Once the plan becomes a reality, areas around the Yamuna Expressway will grow by leaps and bounds.

April 12, 2017 / by / in ,