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Bihar: Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur


Creating a ‘Smart City’ isn’t just about creating the physical infrastructure - roads, clean water, power, transport and so on. It also includes social infrastructure like education, health, cultural aspects, sports, recreation, green cover and simultaneously maintaining environmental sustainability.

NAINA – The Rs 2,10,000 cr city


The Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area, or NAINA, was created after the Ministry of Environment and Forest lay down 53 conditions to be met before it granted clearances for the Navi Mumbai Airport. Among them was that Navi Mumbai’s development plan had to be revised to avoid haphazard growth around the airport. In January 2013, the Maharashtra government appointed the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) as the planner for NAINA. A swathe of towns and villages from districts far from Navi Mumbai found themselves bundled into a revised Navi Mumbai development plan under NAINA, which is envisioned as a smart city.