Kashi receives Best City award in the north zone

  • | Thursday | 28th September, 2023

Varanasi: Varanasi Smart City project was honoured with the Best City award in the north zone (with a population of more than 10 lakh) in the India Smart City Award Contest.The awards were presented by President Droupadi Murmu at the India Smart Cities Conclave-2023 organised by the Union ministry of urban and housing affairs in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. Chief executive officer Varanasi Smart City Sipu Giri received the award from the President. Under the Smart City Mission, Varanasi has been selected for this award on the basis of timely implementation of projects, financial sustainability, success story, utility of projects, efficient public participation and feedback system.Chief general manager, Varanasi Smart City, D Vasudevan termed this award as an honour for all the people of Kashi and said that the modern confluence with the spiritual form of Varanasi is leading the city towards development.Divisional commissioner and chairman of the Varanasi Smart City, Kaushal Raj Sharma expressed happiness over this achievement and congratulated all the residents of Kashi. This is a matter of pride for all of us, we are ready for the all-round development of the city under Varanasi Smart City in the future also, said the commissioner. tnnWe also published the following articles recentlySmart Cities: President to present awards todayThe two-day India Smart Cities Conclave 2023 started in Indore with an exhibition showcasing the award-winning innovations and projects of the India Smart Cities Awards Contest. The conclave aims to make cities smart and inspire villages to become smart as well. Over 6,000 projects worth over Rs 1.1 lakh crore have been completed under the Smart City project, with 2,000 more targeted to be completed by June 2024. Indore emerged as the winner of ISAC 2022, while Surat, Agra, and Chandigarh secured second, third, and Union territory positions respectively.UT bags top awards at Smart City ConclaveChandigarh Smart City has been recognized as the best UT, best E Governance Project, and best Mobility Project during the India Smart Cities Conclave 2023. It also ranked third in the sanitation category. The awards were given by President Droupadi Murmu. Chandigarhs achievements are attributed to initiatives focused on creating a greener and more sustainable city, including efforts to promote sustainable transportation and reduce carbon emissions. The mayor and CEO of Chandigarh Smart City expressed pride and dedication to the citizens of the UT.Ranchi secures coveted India Smart City AwardRanchi, the capital of Jharkhand, has won the India Smart City Contest Award for urban development excellence. The Ranchi Smart City project was recognized as the Best Performer City in the eastern zone. The award was presented by President Droupadi Murmu at the India Smart City Conclave 2023 in Indore. Meanwhile, the business community in Dhanbad is interested in investing in the Ranchi Smart City project, but concerns have been raised about high rates for residential purposes. Tamil Nadu has also received recognition for its Smart City projects, winning the second-best state award.

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