Proving yet again to be one of India’s finest cities, the Temple City Bhubaneswar today bagged two more awards in the India Smart City Awards Contest (IASC). The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) declared the awards during the Sixth Anniversary Celebration of Smart City Mission, AMRUT and PMAY (Urban) today in New Delhi.
Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) bagged the second-best in Social Aspects Category and third under Governance Category. While Tirupati and Tumakuru got the first and third places in the Special Projects Category, Vododora and Thane were adjudged first and second respectively under Governance.
Uttar Pradesh emerged to be the clear winner of the best performing states in the country with respect to the Smart City mission followed by Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Chandigarh topped the rankings among union territories in India.
CEO of BSCL Sanjay Kumar Singh expressed happiness over the feat of the Temple City in the IASC-2020. “We have achieved these awards with our innovations and ideas and in future, the city will come up with more such citizen-centric projects,” he said.
By Ankita Mohanty