Nashik Smart City

The Smart Cities Mission of Government of India is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its residents. The Smart City Challenge required cities to develop a proposal for the development of city in two components, Area based development (developing a specific area in the city) and Pan City initiative. Nashik was ranked 11th in the Round 2 of the challenge.

About

Nashik City

Nashik is an ancient holy city in Maharashtra, a state in western India. It’s known for its links to the “Ramayana” epic poem. On the Godavari River is Panchavati, a temple complex. Nearby, Lord Rama was thought to have bathed at Ram Kund water tank, today attended by Hindu devotees. Shri Kalaram Sansthan Mandir is an ancient shrine to Rama, while Rama and Sita are said to have worshipped at Sita Gufaa caves.

Nashik is a pilgrim center known for its historical importance and its intangible heritage manifested in various religious occasions like Kumbha mela, one of largest religious congregations in the world and rituals performed here at Ramkund and Godavari Ghats. Various aspects of its physical heritage include Godavari River and its awe-inspiring banks in the heart of city.Dadasaheb falke memorial at foothills of Buddha caves, Mangi-tungi near jain temple, Lasalgaon, Nashik is Asia’s largest wholesale market for onion.

Nashik city will be clean, green, safe, economically developed and well planned having world class infrastructure well connected with major cities of India by 2020.Nashik, a renowned historical city and now ‘onion Capital of India’ offers diverse cultural and lifestyle experiences to its citizens and visitors. Being a part of the Golden Triangle (Mumbai-Pune-Nashik), it offers diverse employment opportunities along with good infrastructure and a responsive local government.

Features of a Smart City

  • Citizen Participation
  • Strong Identity and Culture
  • Vibrant Economy
  • Quality Education and Health services
  • Mixed use development
  • Compactness
  • Open spaces and Recreational facilities
  • Housing and Inclusiveness
  • Excellent Transportation and Mobility

Vision & Strategy

Vision: “Re-defining Nashik”

Nashik, a renowned historical city and now ‘Onion and Grapes Capital of India offers diverse cultural and lifestyle experiences to its citizens and visitors. Being a part of the Golden Triangle (Mumbai-Pune-Nashik), it offers diverse employment opportunities along with good infrastructure and a responsive local government.

Nashik is a gateway to several religious places such as Trimbakeshwar, Saptashrungi, Shirdi, Shingnapur and also famous trekker's and historian's attractions such as Kalsubai (the highest peak in Maharashtra with elevation of 1646 meters). The district houses more than 100 built forts.

Smart city proposal had total 50 identified projects, which were funded through different mechanisms.

The physical heritage is manifested through the Godavari River and its beautiful ghats in the heart of the city Nashik enjoys pleasant climatic conditions. Over 40% of city’s land is green cover which contributes to cool and pleasant environment.

Nashik is a gateway to several religious places such as Trimbakeshwar, Saptashrungi, Shirdi,Shingnapur and also famous trekker's and historian's attractions such as Kalsubai(the highest peak in Maharashtra with elevation of 1646 meters). The district houses more than 100 built forts/ gadhs.

Air connectivity from Nashik to Delhi, Ahmadabad andHyderabad. Nashik is a defense and aerospace manufacturing hub. Employment generation through the currency note press and India security press.

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