Under the Smart City mission, Shimoga has about 74 projects worth Rs 11.84 billion, which are under various stages of project preparation or execution or tendering, says Charulata Somal, Managing Director, Shivamogga Smart City Corporation, and Commissioner, Shimoga City Corporation.
Awarding of highway construction projects rocketed 70 per cent to an all-time annual high in fiscal 2018, spanning ~7,400 km and valued at Rs 1.2 lakh crore, data from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) showed.
Home to the Golden Temple, Amritsar is on the list of cities to be developed under the government's Smart Cities mission. That said, the city will receive a Rs 500-crore grant from the Centre and Rs 500 crore from the Punjab Government; the total project cost of the smart city proposal is Rs 3,431 crore.
This January, Dharamshala was declared the second capital of Himachal Pradesh. What's more, the city, also renowned for being the residence of the Dalai Lama, has been selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the government's mission.