Smart Cities? Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru not really smart, says survey

The financial hub of India, Mumbai was ranked the highest at 167 while the national capital New Delhi came in at 174. Bengaluru was ranked 176 and Kolkata at 179 among 181 global cities.

Smart Cities? Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru not really smart, says survey
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Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Even as the Modi government is trying to develop various cities across the country into 'Smart Cities', a latest global survey has revealed that India's top cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru are not really 'smart'.

According to a recent survey, 2016 Cities in Motion Index (CIMI), prepared jointly by IESE Business School and the Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, the top four Indian cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata were at the bottom of a global livability survey of 181 cities.

The financial hub of India, Mumbai was ranked the highest at 167 while the national capital New Delhi came in at 174.

Bengaluru was ranked 176 and Kolkata at 179 among 181 global cities.

According to the survey, 10 parameters were taken in to consider the smart cities. These are economy, human capital, technology, environment, international outreach, governance, urban planning, public management, social cohesion, mobility and transportation.

Interestingly, these four cities are included in the 33 that the government had announced to develop them into smart cities.

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