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Through its proactive approach and ambitious projects, Rajasthan has been successful in bagging the second spot in the Smart City Mission rankings published by the Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. Amid a survey conducted across 36 states and union territories, Rajasthan marked a momentous victory rising from 29th to 2nd spot in a year. As per reports, four of its districts, including the state capital Jaipur, have been placed in the list of top 100 cities.

Jaipur secures the 36th rank in the list!

Reportedly, Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer are the 4 cities from the state who have found a place in the top 100. While the capital city clinched the 36th spot, Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer have received 8th, 11th and 29th ranks respectively. These ranks have been assigned to different cities based on their performance in a range of development indicators. As per reports, the factors include execution of smart city projects, continuing work in different fields and the number of tenders offered.

Additionally, the nature of fund usage and the investments in social infrastructure also account for important parameters. While the Smart City Mission was launched to accelerate the process of development across the country, some regions have definitely outperformed to make a distinguished mark for themselves.

Umpteen projects in 4 cities led to the current achievement

Reportedly, the four cities have witnessed multiple projects to the range of more than ₹1,500 crores under the smart city action plan. Further, a total of nearly ₹4,000 crores is being spent on a long list of initiatives categorised under the sections of completed, ongoing and to be initiated. Given the scale of progress, the 4 cities have triumphed in chalking their ways to the illustrious list. Additionally, this has also helped the state in accomplishing the current rank.

Kanpur Traffic Police announces road diversions at Mall Road in line with metro development work

Traffic will be regulated on the diverted route from 4 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday.

The Kanpur Traffic Police Department has announced its road diversion plan to ensure glitch-free commute in the city during the course of metro development work. Reportedly, the Kanpur Metro Rail Corporation has decided to set up a cross-arm intersection at the Motijheel Station of the Priority Corridor. This ongoing construction work will stretch till 6 AM on September 27 and all vehicles passing through this site will be redirected.

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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