Bhubaneswar finished second runner-up at World Smart City Awards organised by Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) at Barcelona in Spain.
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena has confirmed the news on Thursday afternoon.
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu has bagged the fourth place in the runners-up list.
“All credit goes to the Bhubaneswar citizens and our chief minister Naveen Patnaik on whose guidance and efforts we have achieved such a feat. Among 250 projects featuring from 45 countries, 6 countries went to the final round. While Nairobi of Kenya was the champion, Bhubaneswar emerged as the second runners-up. Bhubaneswar has become a world class city and it is likely to receive adequate investments and tourist attention,” said Bhubaneswar Municipality Corporation Mayor, Anant Narayan Jena.