Smart Cities Mission is now implemented over 27 states

Smart Cities Mission is now implemented over 27 states

By Accommodation Times News Service

-Amritsar tops the list of 27 new smart cities
-Pilgrim and tourism cities Ujjain, Tirupati, Agra, Nashik, Madurai, Thanjavur, Ajmer, Varanasi selected
-Shri Venkaiah Naidu says smart city mission on course towards urban renaissance
-Smart City Mission implementation now spread over 27 States & Union Territories
-Rs.1,44,742crore smart city investment proposed by 60 cities selected so far 

The Golden Temple city of Amritsar topped the list of 27 new smart cities announced by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu. Eight other cities of pilgrim and tourism importance that made to the third list of smart cities are; Ujjain, Tirupati, Agra, Nashik, Madurai, Thanjavur, Ajmer and Varanasi. With this the number of cities selected under Smart City Mission for financing implementation of smart city plans has gone up to 60.

Announcing the cities that were selected in a competition among 63 cities, Shri Naidu said “The willingness and enthusiasm among cities to participate in more than one round of competition is a clear evidence of the urban renaissance set in motion. Competition bases selection has made the cities rediscover themselves as they are undertaking a thorough assessment of gaps in the present levels of infrastructure and service delivery and come out with comprehensive, credible and actionable plans for area based development and technology based Pan-city solutions”





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