The Union ministry of housing and urban development released ranking of 87 selected smart cities in India based on expenditure, project implementation and performance in the past four years after the mission was launched.
While Varanasi got 11th rank in India, Agra and Kanpur stood at 24th and 27th ranks respectively. Lucknow fared worse at fifth in UP and 43rd rank in India. Of the other cities from UP, Allahabad got 40th rank, Bareilly 50th, Moradabad 61st, Aligarh 77th and Jhansi 81st. Saharanpur didn’t appear in the list. UP has 10 smart cities.