Surat ranked 27th amongst Smart Cities Worldwide, 2nd in India
A proud moment for all the Surtis.
Singapore based Eden Strategy Institute released the rankings of the Top 50 Smart City Governments globally. Surat has been ranked 27th in the list (2nd among Indian cities), ahead of Ahmedabad (32nd), Bhubaneshwar (32nd), Jaipur (34th) and Pune (36th).
This is the first independent ranking of its kind that investigates the roles that city governments play in leading a smart city strategy, beyond celebrating the technological attainments of the cities themselves.
This 2018/19 rankings studied 140 smart cities, from which the Top 50 Smart City Governments were ranked across ten vectors:
1) Clarity of Vision;
4) Provision of financial incentives;
5) Support programmes;
7) People-centric approach;
8) Development of an Innovation Ecosystem;
9) Implementation of “Smart” Policies; and
10) Track Record of previous initiatives and projects.