Jharkhand has secured the first rank for implementing Smart City Mission's schemes as per the recent ranking released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
This scheme is running in different 100 cities of the country's 36 states and Union Territories.
The Urban and Housing Development Department told the media that Ranchi has climbed to 12th position. In terms of improvement of the ongoing mission plans in 100 cities. Delhi held the 11th position in the list of states and union territories and Bihar is at 27th rank. While the New Delhi Municipal Corporation is at 41st rank and Patna at 68th position in the index of cities. There was a system of declaring ranking in a month, fortnight, week earlier by the Smart City Mission.
Presently, these rankings are updated constantly by the online process. In this ranking, the implementation and development of the schemes driven by the Smart City Mission are the base and the points for different tasks are set. Under the Smart City Mission in the state capital, a new city is being built on 656 acre in the Dhruva region. The construction of world-class infrastructure for this city is getting done at a rapid speed. Development of roads, drinking water, energy, sewerage, cycleways, foot-traveller, and others are in the final stages.
The process of e-auction of plots identified for development has also begun and in the first stage, many plots have also been sold.