In the third large smart cities competition, Uttar Pradesh has nominated three cities Kanpur, Agra and Varanasi followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The Urban Development Ministry Venkaiah Naidu released the third list of selected cities on Tuesday. In this list, 27 cities have been selected from 12 states to develop as a smart city under Modi’s flagship 100 Smart City Mission. » Read more
The Centre government has announced the name of 27 smart cities from 12 states. The Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that there are 63 cities have participated in the second round competition and finally 27 cities have selected. Of these, 5 cities from Maharashtra, 4-4 from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, 3 from UP, 2-2 from Punjab, Rajasthan, MP and Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Orissa, Gujarat nominated 1-1 cities under Smart City Mission. Modi’s Varanasi City has also made its position in this list. » Read more
The Varanasi is very popular and oldest city in India for its regional culture and holy river of Ganga. Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has shortlisted Varanasi city as one of the 98 smart cities under the competitive process of ‘Smart City Challenge’.