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Total proposed investment for the Smart Cities Mission is about Rs 2L crores. Now the selection of all 100 cities is complete.

ollowing 99 other cities that had been selected in four rounds of the competition, Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, on June 21 has been selected as 100th Smart City after evaluating the proposal submitted by it.

Shillong in Meghalaya gets selected as the 100th Smart City under the #SmartCities Mission. Congratulations Shillong! pic.twitter.com/HZy0jjrjS7 — MoHUA (@MoHUA_India) June 20, 2018

Previously, 20 cities were selected in January 2016, 13 cities in May 2016, 27 cities in September 2016, 30 cities in June 2017 and 9 cities in January 2018.

With the selection of Shillong, the total proposed investment in the finally selected 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission would be Rs.2,05,018 crores.

The Ministry had kept the slot empty for the city of Shillong as the state had submitted its proposal on a delayed time zone.

The Northeast region has been on the developing edge with many states growing and developing with the slew of initiatives slated by the government before the states.

Under the Smart Cities scheme, each city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects. An equal amount, on matching basis, will have to be contributed by the state or urban local bodies.

The 100 Smart Cities Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25, 2015.

Under the mission, the selected cities would take up the various project, including ‘smart’ roads, rejuvenation of water bodies, building cycle tracks, walking paths, smart classrooms, skill development centres, upgradation of health facilities and pan-city projects like integrated command control centre.


Quelle/Source: League Of India, 23.06.2018

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