NEW DELHI || Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Smart City projects on Saturday; June 25,2016 kick starting execution of Smart City Plans of 20 cities selected in the first round of ‘Smart City Challenge Competition’.
This marks the beginning of holistic and integrated urban development in the country as envisaged under the new urban missions launched by the Government.
Prime Minister will launch 14 projects under the Smart City Plan of Pune from the city’s 5,000 capacity Shiv Chatrapati Sports Complex at a programme to be presided over by the Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu.
Another 69 such projects will be launched the same day in the other Smart Cities entailing a total investment of about Rs.1,770 cr.
The projects to be launched in Pune and other cities include Solid Waste Management projects under Swachh Bharat Mission, Water Supply Projects, Sewage Treatment Plants and development of open and green spaces under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Housing Projects for urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and area development and technology based Pan-city Solutions under Smart Cities Mission realizing the objective of convergence in implementation of new urban missions.