Agartala, which is more than 150 years old and a capital city of Tripura, has ranked top among the 10 smart cities of the Northeast. As per Smart City rankings released in July 2020, Agartala has ranked 56th amongst 100 smart cities in the country.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb appreciated the efforts of all employees and officials under Agartala Smart City for this achievement and hard work. The rankings of other north-eastern cities are – Namchi, Sikkim (59), Aizwal, Mizoram (75), Kohima, Nagaland (79), Gangtok, Sikkim (80), Guwahati, Assam (83), Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh (89), Shillong, Meghalaya (92), Imphal, Manipur (93) and Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh (98).
The success of Agartala Smart City in speeding up the project sanctioning, tendering and implementation has been appreciated by the secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs during the review of the north-eastern states on July 24 last. The review meeting was attended by chief secretary Manoj Kumar, secretary Urban Development Kiran Gitte and CEO of Agartala Smart City project Dr Shailesh Kumar Yadav.
The Agartala Smart City has taken up 80 projects with cost of Rs 1479 crore for overall development of the capital city. Till July 2020, 100 per cent projects have been tendered by the Smart City Mission team. Work orders have been issued for 54 per cent value of the projects taken up so far.