Despite lockdown and the second Covid wave, Udaipur has managed to improve its ranking under the smart city mission. Among the 100 nominated smart cities, Udaipur has bagged the fifth position and is now the only city from Rajasthan to rank among the first 10 cities of the country.
Surat topped the list followed by Bhopal, Indore and Agra. The other cities among the top ten are Ahmedabad, Kakinada, Varanasi, Salem and Tumkur.
The primary ones being laying down of sewer lines, construction of a water treatment plant, laying ducts and pipelines. Once these are complete, the ranking will improve further.Smart City CEO Pradeep Sanagawat
In May 2021, Udaipur had ranked at 8th position in rankings published by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) on Smart City Mission. The ranking is based on different parameters, including completion of Smart City Mission projects, the cumulative value of tenders issued, work completed and utilisation of funds, among others.