How smart are our cities after six years?

Infrastructure Urban

The Smart Cities Mission has been a fabulous idea which needs dynamism in approach with a little change in policy; In context of the pandemic, however, it has failed to prioritise healthcare infrastructure and disaster management projects.

After six years of having launched the Smart Cities Mission (SCM), the government brought together its report card of completed projects, tendered projects and work orders issued.Of the total proposed projects under SCM, 5,924 projects worth 1,78,500 crore (87 percent by value) have been tendered so far and work orders have been issued for 5,236 projects worth 1,46,125 crore (71 percent by value).

A total of 2,665 projects worth 45,080 crore (22 percent by value) have also been fully completed and are operational, as on June 23, 20