The Union government announced the names of 13 more cities that will be developed under the Centre’s “Smart City Mission.”
These cities have been selected from 23 cities which took part in a fast-track competition.
This list was topped by Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and was followed by Warangal in Telangana and Dharmashala in Himachal Pradesh.
This takes the number of cities selected in the first phase of the Smart Cities Mission to 33 and the total proposed investment through Union and state governments as well as private funding, comes to Rs 80,789 crore.
13 shortlisted smart cities are : Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Warangal (Telanagana), Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh), Chandigarh (UT of Chandigarh), Raipur (Chattisgarh), New Town Kolkata (West Bengal), Bhagalpur (Bihar), Panaji (Goa), Port Blair (UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands), Imphal (Manipur), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Agartala (Tripura), Faridabad (Haryana).