Jharkhand is leading in the implementation of smart city mission programmes across the country. The latest ranking released by the ministry of urban affairs on Monday showed that Jharkhand tops the performance chart with 288.14 points.
The state is way ahead of Gujarat in scores, which is on the second position with 162.54 points, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 142.61 points.
Meanwhile, in the city based ranking, Ranchi is on the third spot among 94 cities where smart cities are being developed, with 288.14 points. Nagpur was declared the best performing city with 343.51 points and Bhopal bagged the second position with 327.64 points.
The baseline rank of Ranchi was 31 which has taken a leap of 28 steps, and reaching the real time ranking of 3.
Tenders worth Rs. 750 crore under various sectors including road, drainage, sewerage and power supply were finalized in the last few months for area based development project of Smart City in Ranchi. Also, a tender of Rs. 150 crore for setting up command, control and communication centre has been floated, which has lead to increase in the points.
CMD of Ranchi Smart City Corporation Ltd. Ajoy Kumar Singh congratulated the officers working for the project and directed that the progress work should continue at the fastest pace to ensure that Ranchi's rank increase in the coming days.
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