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It's not Bengaluru or Patna, these 98 places will be 'Smart Cities'!

Last updated on: August 27, 2015 19:02 IST

Modi government's ambitious ‘Smart Cities’ project has shortlisted 98 cities but Bengaluru and Patna don't figure in the list.

Image: Jaipur has been selected to be turned into a Smart City. Photograph: Chandramohan Aloria/Rediff.com

Out of 98 cities selected for the Rs 48,000 crore 'Smart Cities' project, 24 are capital cities, 24 are business and industrial centres, 18 are of cultural and

tourism importance, 5 are port cities, and 3 being education and health care hubs,

Nine capital cities that could not be nominated for SmartCity development are Patna, Itanagar, Shimla, Banglaore, Daman, Thiruvanathapuram, Puducherry, Gangtok and Kohima.

While UP has maximum of 13 cities, followed by 12 by Tamil Nadu and 10 by Maharashtra to be developed as Smart Cities, Madhya Pradesh has seven cities in the project.

Karnataka and Gujarat have six cities each while Bihar and Andhra has three each and rest of the states have two and one cities respectively in the project.

Check out the 98 cities that will see a major transformation! 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Port Blair 

Andhra Pradesh 
Vishakhapatnam
Tirupati
Kakinada 

Arunachal Pradesh 
Pasighat 

Assam 
Guwahati 

Bihar 
Muzaffarpur
Bhagalpur
Biharsharif 

Chandigarh 

Chhattisgarh 
Raipur
Bilaspur 

Dadra and Nagar Haveli 
Silvassa 

Daman and Diu 
Diu 

Delhi (NDMC) 

Goa 
Panaji 

Gujarat 
Gandhinagar
Ahmedabad
Surat
Vadodara
Rajkot
Dahod 

Haryana 
Karnal
Faridabad 

Himachal Pradesh 
Dharamshala 

Jharkhand 
Ranchi 

Karnataka 
Mangaluru
Belagavi
Shivamogga
Hubballi-Dharwad
Tumakuru
Davanegere 

Kerala 
Kochi 

Lakshadweep 
Kavarrati 

Madhya Pradesh 
Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Gwalior
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain 

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

Manipur 
Imphal 

Meghalaya 
Shillong 

Mizoram 
Aizawl 

Nagaland 
Kohima 

Odisha 
Bhubaneshwar
Raurkela 

Puducherry 
Oulgaret 

Punjab 
Ludhiana
Jalandhar
Amritsar 

Rajasthan 
Jaipur
Udaipur
Kota
Ajmer 

Sikkim 
Namchi 

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


Telangana 
Greater Hyderabad
Greater Warangal 

Tripura 
Agartala 

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

Uttarakhand 
Dehradun 

West Bengal 
New Town Kolkata
Bidhannagar
Durgapur
Haldia