As a part of Smart City Project carried out by Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) the Union Ministry of Urban Development gave the ranking to 100 developing smart cities, in which Nagpur stood first in Maharashtra and second in India. Nagpur, which was positioned as the number one smart city in India, in February 2020 it declined to the second position. However, the city still holds the position of number one smart city among 100 developing cities across the country. It has now officially become ‘technologically developed,’ greenest and safest city in the state.
Under the 420 crore Smart City Project, 1045 km of roads, 3674 CCTVs in the office areas of Nagpur Police and NMCs have been installed. Around 140 wifi points, Variable Message Sign Board, 10 environmental sensors, 56 public announcement system, five mobile surveillance vans, five drones, 65 city kiosk, 383 smart lights, smart parking, smart transport, City Operation Centre in NMC and Command and Control Centre for police department in the city have been included in the project.
Apart from Nagpur, out of 31 best cities, Maharashtra’s four more cities – Nashik (13), Pune (17), Amravati (20), Thane (22) – have also secured place in the rankings.