MoHUA announces 9 new smart cities under Smart Cities Mission

smart-inner_mBy Accommodation Times Bureau


Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs on Friday, has announced nine new smart cities under Smart Cities Mission and taking its total number to 99 smart cities.

The newly nine cities added include, Erode (Tamil Nadu), Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli), Diu (Daman & Diu), Biharsharif (Bihar), Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Kavaratti (Lakshadweep).

The 9 cities selected have proposed an investment of Rs 12,824 crores of which Rs 10,639 crores would be in Area-Based Development (ABD) and Rs 2,185 crores in Pan City initiatives which would be impacting 35.3 lakh persons living in these areas, he said.

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