Smart City Project

Indian Smart Cities

India is a country in a hurry and the land of opportunities. India’s GDP has jumped from $ 1 trillion to $ 2 trillion in the last 7 years. With a large young workforce in perpetual quest for better jobs and avenues, probably no other country has so much need to create world class infrastructure at a break-neck speed as India has.

The Narendra Modi government has given a tremendous boost to build Smart Cities in India by launching the Smart Cities Mission. The Mission has created avenues for major policy reforms and bold decision making to help make massive investments in city infrastructure and making Indian cities smarter. These Smart Cities would essentially be a combination of converting existing cities into smart cities by a considerable amount of redevelopment, retrofitting as well as through creation of satellite towns around those major cities.​

The two schemes for Urban Development are:

  1. Smart Cities Mission for developing 100 Smart Cities
  2. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for rejuvenation of 500 towns across India

Sr. No.State NameName of the CityNo. of Smart Cities per state
1 Uttar Pradesh

Moradabad
Aligarh
Saharanpur
Bareilly
Jhansi
Kanpur
Allahabad
Lucknow
Varanasi
Ghaziabad
Agra
Rampur

12
2 Tamil Nadu

Tiruchirapalli
Chennai
Tiruppur
Coimbatore
Vellore
Salem
Erode
Thanjavur
Tirunelveli
Dindigul
Madurai
Thoothukudi

12
3 Maharashtra

Navi Mumbai
Nashik
Thane
Greater Mumbai
Amravati
Solapur
Nagpur
Kalyan-Dombivali
Aurangabad
Dindigul
Pune

10
4 Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Gwalior
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain

6
5 Gujarat

Gandhinagar
Ahmedabad
Surat
Vadodara
Rajkot
Dahod

7
6 Karnataka

Mangaluru
Belagavi
Shivamogga
Hubballi-Dharwad
Tumakuru
Davanegere

6
7 Rajasthan

Jaipur
Udaipur
Kota
Ajmer

4
8 Andhra Pradesh

Vishakhapatnam
Tirupati
Kakinada

3
9 Bihar

Muzaffarpur
Bhagalpur
Biharsharif

3
10 Punjab

Ludhiana
Jalandhar
Amritsar

3
11 Telangana

Greater Hyderabad
Greater Warangal

2
12 West Bengal

New Town Kolkata
Bidhannagar
Durgapur
Haldia

4
13 Odisha

Bhubaneshwar
Raurkela

2
14 Goa

Panaji

1
15 Assam

Guwahati

1
16 Goa

Panaji

1
17 Chattisgarh

Raipur
Bilaspur

2
18 Haryana

Karnal
Faridabad

2
19 Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala

1
20 Jharkhand

Ranchi

1
21 Uttarakhand

Dehradun

1
22 Kerala

Kochi

1
23 Manipur

Imphal

1
24 Meghalaya

Shillong

1
25 Tripura

Agartala

1
26 Mizoram

Aizawl

1
27 Nagaland

Kohima

1
28 Sikkim

Namchi

1
29 Puducherry

Oulgaret

1
30 Lakshadweep

Kavarrati

1
31 Delhi

NDMC

1
32 Daman and Diu

Diu

1
33 Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Silvassa

1
34 Chandigarh

Chandigarh

1
35 Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

1

Why India Needs Smart Cities

India's rapid modernization over the last two and a half decades has essentially centered around cities built long time back. With opportunities remaining limited in rural areas, people are migrating to cities in search of better earnings and life styles. This has resulted in haphazard expansion of areas adjacent to the existing major cities. However with amenities and urban infrastructure always getting overwhelmed by a countless number of people moving in every day, planned development and expansion of Indian cities hardly ever got the due attention it deserved. Additionally, a large number of suburban clusters have also mushroomed in India to cater to the living requirements of people. Till now India could still sustain with whatever band-aid or say incremental development it did for cities. But this approach would not be sustainable in the times to come when there would be an exponential increase in the number of people in India aspiring to live in cities. As per a report by India’s NITI AYOG the Indian cities contribute around 62-63% of India’s GDP which is expected to go up to 75 % by 2021.

Smart Grids can be an anchor tenant for the Smart City

After all, nothing else works without electricity. The design of communications should obviously cater to all Smart Infrastructure of the city. We must take bold steps towards Smart Grids which can provide solutions to Smart Cities. If one were so inclined, how does one eat an elephant? One bite at a time. ISGF along with our members and other key stakeholders conducted 2 brainstorming workshops and prepared Standard Framework for Infrastructure Domains of a Smart City. We anchor around Smart Grid for the development of Smart Cities in India because digital assets created under various programs can be directly leveraged by other service providers and utilities to build smarter infrastructure. All state owned electricity distribution companies (Discoms) in India are implementing a set of basic IT and Automation solutions under the ongoing R-APDRP scheme of the Ministry of Power. Some of the digital assets created under this program that already covers 1411 towns can be leveraged to build smarter cities at lower marginal costs. List of digital assets and smart infrastructure created under various schemes of Ministry of Power are as follows:

  1. GIS Map of the Towns
  2. Billing and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems
  3. SCADA/DMS System
  4. Common Command and Control Centre
  5. Outage Management Systems (OMS) and Mobile Workforce Management (MWFM)
  6. Application Integration

List of Selected 20 Smart Cities for Phase 1 in Smart Cities Mission

Ranking

City Name

State Name

1

Bhubaneshwar

Orissa

2

Pune

Maharashtra

3

Jaipur

Rajasthan

4

Surat

Gujarat

5

Kochi

Kerala

6

Ahmedabad

Gujarat

7

Jabalpur

Madhya Pradesh

8

Vishakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh

9

Solapur

Maharashtra

10

Davanagare

Karnataka

11

Indore

Madhya Pradesh

12

New Delhi

Delhi

13

Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

14

Kakinada

Andhra Pradesh

15

Belgaum

Karnataka

16

Udaipur

Rajasthan

17

Guwahati

Assam

18

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

19

Ludhiana

Punjab

20

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

Smart Grid Bulletin July 2018


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