Jaipur Smart City Limited (JSCL) has spent around Rs 142 crore on nine major projects so far, while 15 major projects are still in the works, costing around Rs 277 crore.
Rajasthan took first place out of 36 states and union territories in the Smart City Mission's online ranking. In the ranking of 100 cities in India, Udaipur is ranked fifth, Kota tenth, Ajmer 22nd, and Jaipur 28th.
According to the project list, major works include multi-level parking in Chaugan stadium, facade improvements in nine markets, rooftop solar panels, nullah coverage for 100 m on each stretch, and the rejuvenation of Rajasthan School of Arts.
Parking is currently the most serious issue in Jaipur. The problem is expected to be solved by the new parking system. The Smart Cities Mission's goal is to spur economic growth and improve people's quality of life by facilitating local area development and harnessing technology, particularly technology that leads to Smart outcomes.
Making a city smart outlines the ‘WHAT’, ‘WHY’, and ‘HOW’ of a smart city using lessons learned from the smart cities mission.
Adequate water supply, assured electricity supply, sanitation, including solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transportation, affordable housing, particularly for the poor, robust IT connectivity and digitalization, good governance, particularly e-government and citizen participation, sustainable environment, and safety are all core infrastructure elements in a smart city.