Smart City Mission: 81% Projects Tendered Out; 25 % Completed

 

Eighty-one per cent of the projects proposed under the Smart City Mission (SCM) have been tendered out, while 25% of the projects stand completed. Infrastructure projects aimed at improving the quality of life in cities are under different stages of implementation, according to data presented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in Lok Sabha recently.

A total of 5,151 projects worth Rs. 2,05,018 crore have been proposed by cities participating in the Smart City Mission (SCM). Of the total number of projects, 4,178 projects, that is 81% of the total projects worth Rs 1,49,519 crore (73% of total project cost), have been tendered out; out of these, work orders for 81% projects have been issued. Further, cities participating in the mission have completed 25% (1,296) of the total planned projects.
“The Central Government launched the SCM in June 2015 for developing 100 Smart Cities. The objective of the mission is to promote cities that offer core infrastructure, and provide a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment, and application of ‘Smart Solutions’,” the Ministry stated.