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Evaluating the competitiveness of Indian metro cities: in smart city context


  • Harish Kumar
  • Manoj Kumar Singh
  • Manmohan Prasad Gupta


The eminent outgrowth rate of urban population and varying conditions need to improve public utilities and various services to its citizens in a particular city. There is a need for smarter, effective, efficient and sustainable cities in developing countries like India. Various urban development initiatives have been planned by the Indian Government for the rapid urbanisation. The objective of this study is to analyse the competitiveness of four main metro cities in India. Various indicators essential for city competitiveness were identified from the extensive literature study. Secondary data was collected for four metro cities, i.e., Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. Based on city competitive analysis, this study explores about the smart city initiatives which could be implemented for these metro cities to make them smart cities.

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  • Harish Kumar & Manoj Kumar Singh & Manmohan Prasad Gupta, 2017. "Evaluating the competitiveness of Indian metro cities: in smart city context," International Journal of Information Technology and Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 16(4), pages 333-347.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijitma:v:16:y:2017:i:4:p:333-347

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