What Made Nagpur Smart City Retain Top Spot For Eight Months?
Express Computer|April 2019
What Made Nagpur Smart City Retain Top Spot For Eight Months?

THE NAGPUR SAFE AND SMART CITY PROJECT, worth 520 crore has been completed and it kept Nagpur out of reach for other smart cities to catch up with, eight months in a row, in the smart city rankings

Abhishek Raval

The Nagpur Safe and smart city project implemented by the Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation (NSSCDCL) ensured that Nagpur stayed on the top position for eight months, in the smart city ranking released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). The city was at the number one position until February 2019, however March onwards,

Ahmedabad has taken over Nagpur after implementing waste to energy project worth 1,200 crore. As this is being written, Ahmedabad is ranked No 1 with 367.96 points and Nagpur is ranked No 2, a little behind with 360.21 points.

The Nagpur Safe and Smart city project is worth 520 crore, of which 140 cr is spent on operations maintenance for a period of five years.

L&T Smart World & Communication was awarded the Nagpur Safe & Smart City project which encompassed the vision of evolving Nagpur into an eco-friendly city that connects governments, businesses, people and spaces electronically.

Nagpur is one of the shortlisted cities for the smart city initiative under Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. NSSCDCL adopted the vision of evolving into an eco-friendly, education city to co-create a clean, green, safe, prosperous and inclusive ecosystem.

Directorate of Information Technology (DIT), Maharashtra has taken steps to strengthen the initiative by implementing ICT based smart interventions for Nagpur, along with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), Nagpur Police Department and other city administration bodies. Nagpur has adopted implementation of pan-city initiatives in a phased manner.


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April 2019