Criteria for selection of potential smart cities announced -Only capable cities to be chosen through two stage competition

smartcitiesBy Accommodation Times News Services

Past track record under JNNURM, service levels, financial strength to decide selection at State level

Economic impact of smart city plan, inclusivity, e-governance, citizen participation to decide financing of smart cities in Stage-2

Given the challenges involved in developing 100 smart cities, only the capable cities will be chosen under the Smart Cities Mission through a two-stage competition. This was indicated in the Operation Guidelines for Smart Cities Mission released by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi while launching the Mission here today. The selection criteria to be used in both the stages of competition was elaborated in the Guidelines.

In the Stage-1 of City Challenge Competition, each State and Union Territory will score all their cities  based on a set of criteria and nominate the top scorers as per the indicated number of potential smart cities for participation in the Stage-2 of competition. The evaluation criteria for Stage-1 of competition within the State/UT is as below:

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