Government announces name of nine more smart cities
Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced the name of nine more smart cities, taking the total to 99. Silvassa in Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has topped the list of winning cities in this round of competition.
The other cities include Erode in Tamil Nadu, Diu in Union Territory of Daman and Diu, Biharsharif in Bihar, Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh and Kavaratti in Lakshadweep.
Briefing reporters in New Delhi, Mr Puri said, with the selection of these nine cities, the total proposed investment in 99 Smart Cities will be two lakh three thousand 979 crore rupees.
Giving details of the progress made in Smart Cities scheme, Mr Puri said, 189 projects have been completed so far.