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  • 11 Dec 2023
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Ranchi ranks 2nd in the ranking of Smart Cities of the Country

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According to information received from the Information and Public Relations Department of Jharkhand on December 7, 2023, Jharkhand's capital Ranchi has secured 2nd place in the entire country in the live ranking based on the evaluation of the development work taking place in 100 smart cities of the country.

Key Points:

  • In this ranking, Ranchi has got 324.48 points out of a total 350 points. Whereas Surat, the city of Gujarat which got 1st place, has got 335.79 marks.
  • Jharkhand has got the 1st position in the country in the ranking of the respective states released by the Center on the basis of development in smart city cities. In the states category, Jharkhand has got 324.48 marks out of 350 marks.
  • The work of development of infrastructure in the Smart City of Ranchi being developed in Dhurwa area of Ranchi is almost completed. At the same time, e-auction of many big plots of residential, mixed use, institutional, health sector & public semi-public nature has also been completed in three phases and the work of auction of the fourth phase is under process.
  • It is worth mentioning that the Command and Control Center developed under Ranchi Smart City has been completed in 2021 itself and this scheme is fully functional. Under this, the city residents are getting benefits from works like traffic management and monitoring in Ranchi.
  • At the same time, a list of about three thousand traffic rule violators is being provided to Ranchi Police every day from the Command and Control Center so that their e-challan can be issued.
  • Apart from this, the work of the state funded Urban Civic Tower project in the Smart City is in its final stages. At the same time, the work of Ranchi Smart City ABD Area being built on 656 acres of land is also almost completed.
  • The criteria set by the government for ranking are as follows-
    • Points awarded on completion of development works being done under the plans of Smart City Mission.
    • Mark obtained on completion of ongoing schemes under NanSCM
    • Fund Utilisation.
    • Last month's expenditure.
    • Steps taken for India Cycle for Change and Transport for All.
    • Internships were provided to children studying in various fields under Tulip.
    • City level advisory form meetings etc.

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