Surat To Receive ‘City Award’ Under India Smart Cities Award 2018

Under ‘India Smart Cities Award’ 2018, Surat has been awarded for showcasing “great momentum” in the implementation of projects under the Smart Cities Mission, according to the Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry. Bhopal and Ahmedabad were selected in the ‘Innovative Idea’ category for their “transformative approach towards sustainable integrated development”.

Joint winners in ‘Innovative Idea’ category were Bhopal for its Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) and Ahmedabad for Safe and Secure Ahmedabad (SASA) Project. 
Other Awards under the different category are-
Under ‘Social Aspects’ category- NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) and Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) bagged the award for implementation of ‘smart classrooms’ project,
Under ‘urban environment’ category- Bhopal, Pune and Coimbatore bagged the award for public bike-sharing project.
Source- The Moneycontrol

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • India Smart Cities Award were launched on 25 June 2017 with an objective to reward cities, projects and innovative ideas, promoting sustainable development in cities.