Top 10 Smart Cities in Maharashtra
Maharashtra government has selected top 10 cities in the state under the Smart City Project. Under the NDA government, these 10 cities will be developed as Smart cities and other cities will be developed under Urban Transformation plan (AMRUT) and mega Atal Mission for Rejuvenation. Below are the top 10 Smart Cities in Maharashtra.
1) Greater Mumbai
Greater Mumbai is populated city on west coast of India and ninth most populous accumulation in the world. It is one of the most populous metropolitan region in India and urban region in the world. This city is also famous for the Bollywood film industry. Greater Mumbai has population of 11.98 million in 2001. Mumbai is developed rapidly with its urban infrastructure projects in infrastructure development. Most tourist places to visit in Mumbai are Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Siddhivinayak Temple, Girgaum Chowpatty and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Beaches are the major tourist attraction in the city.
2) Navi Mumbai
Navi Mumbai is one of the smart cities in Maharashtra. Navi Mumbai is a planned region of Mumbai west coast of Maharashtra. It was debatable in 1971 to be new urban region of Mumbai by the government of Maharashtra. Navi Mumbai has population of 1,119,477. Navi Mumbai is developed rapidly with its infrastructure and modern nodes. Most tourist places to visit in Navi Mumbai are Pandavkada Falls, Elephanta Caves and Elephanta Island.
Nashik city is in the northwest region of Maharashtra and which is the administrative headquarter of Nashik division and Nashik district. Nashik has population of 1, 862,769. Nashik is the 4th largest city in Maharashtra. The elevation of this city is highest among all the cities in Maharashtra. Most tourist places to visit in Nashik are Panchavati, Ramkund, and various famous temples, Coin Museum, Deolali and Veer Savarkar Smarak, Bhagur. Nashik is also popular for the Maha Kumbh Mela. It is one of the largest religious gatherings in the World. In agriculture field, Nashik is famous for grapes, tomatoes and onions.
Thane is a city which is head of the Thane firth. It is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. In 2001, Thane has population of 1.263 million. Thane is most famous for the Masunda Lake, which is also known as Talao Pali. Most tourist places to visit in Thane are Upvan Lake, Suraj Water Park and Tikuji-Ni-Wadi. Maharashtra government announces cluster development for Thane in 2016. Thane was the terminus for the first passenger train in India.
Amravati is a city in the state of Maharashtra which is also known as Ambanagari. Amravati is 8th most popular metropolitan area in the Maharashtra. It is the administrative headquarter of the Amravati division and Amravati district. Amravati division is one of the 6th divisions of the state. Amravati city has a population of 549, 510 in 2001. Amravati is famous for its historical temples which are Amba, Shri Venkateshwara and Shri Krishna. Amravati is planned to be as futuristic world class city as Singapore and Japan.
Solapur city is located in the south-eastern region of the Maharashtra. Solapur is located on rail routes and major road between Mumbai and Hyderabad. In terms of land area, it is the 4th largest district in Maharashtra and 7th largest in terms of population. Solapur city has population of 872,478 in 2001. Pandharpur is one of the Kuldaivat of Maharashtra which is dedicated to Lord Vitthal and Shri. Rakhumai Goddess. Highest number of sugar factories is in Solapur district. Solapur had the Asia’s largest and world’s second largest spinning mill. Solapur is shortlisted by the ministry of the urban development. Solapur is developed rapidly with its integrated road development project.
Nagpur is the third largest city and second capital of Indian state of Maharashtra after Pune and Mumbai. It is the 13th largest urban accumulation in India. Nagpur city has population of 2.052 million in 2001. Most visited tourist places in Nagpur are Ambazari Lake, Deekshabhoomi, RamDham, Raman Science Centre and Sitabuldi Fort. Nagpur is also known as Orange City because it is famous for the Orange. Nagpur is also famous for big centre for Cricket because of the VCM stadium. Nagpur is also famous for Tiger Tourism which contains some famous national parks. Nagpur city is also developed rapidly with its integrated road development project.
Pune is the second largest city in the Maharashtra and 9th most popular city in India after Mumbai. In terms of population, Pune is the 101st largest city in the World. The population of the Pune is 2.538 million in 2001. Most of the beautiful places to visit in Pune are Grand Aga Khan Palace, Sinhagad, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum and Pataleshwar. Pune is said to be cultural capital of Maharashtra. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Asia-Pacific region. This city is also known for its automobiles, manufacturing industries and research institutes. Pune is developed rapidly with its integrated development in Metro region.
9) Kalyan – Dombivali
Kalyan Dombivali is Municipal Corporation and twin city which is located in Thane district in the state of Maharashtra. It has population of 1.246 million in 2001. It was established in 1982 to govern the townships of Kalyan and Dombivali. It has been shortlisted as one of the 100 cities in India to be developed as smart city. Most visited places in Kalyan are Durgadi Fort, Metro Junction Mall, Kala Talao Lake and Malanggad.
Aurangabad city is in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra in India. The city is tourism place which is surrounded by various historical places. Most visited tourist places in Aurangabad are Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, Daultabad Fort, Aurangabad Caves, Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves. Aurangabad is famous for Himroo and Mashru fabrics made of silk and cotton with the lustre of satin. Aurangabad city is also shortlisted in Smart City Projects.