The task cut out for states

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Ef­fi­cient lan­duse: Un­der the smart cities ini­tia­tive, states will have to pro­mote mixed land use in area-based de­vel­op­ments, plan for ‘un­planned ar­eas’ with var­ied land uses close to one another for ef­fi­cient land use Hous­ing for All: Cities se­lected un­der the scheme will have to ex­pand hous­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for all, cre­ate walk­a­ble lo­cal­i­ties, re­duce con­ges­tion, air pol­lu­tion, re­source de­ple­tion, boost lo­cal econ­omy and en­sure se­cu­rity Road net­work for ev­ery­body: The road net­work will have to be cre­ated or re­fur­bished for ve­hi­cles and public trans­port, and also for pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists, and ad­min­is­tra­tive ser­vices of­fered within walk­ing or cy­cling dis­tance More open spa­ces: Cities will have to re­serve and de­velop open spa­ces — parks, play­grounds, and recre­ational spa­ces in or­der to en­hance the qual­ity of life of cit­i­zens, re­duce the ur­ban heat ef­fects in ar­eas and gen­er­ally pro­mote eco-bal­ance Online de­liv­ery: Make gov­er­nance citizen-friendly and cost ef­fec­tive — in­creas­ingly rely on online ser­vices to bring about ac­count­abil­ity and trans­parency, es­pe­cially us­ing mo­biles to re­duce cost of ser­vices and pro­vid­ing ser­vices with­out hav­ing to go to mu­nic­i­pal of­fices

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