Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi had finally bagged the coveted smart city tag as the Government announced 27 more cities under the flagship smart cities mission. The holy city has ranked 23rd among 27 cities.
List of Smart cities
The 27 cities selected in this round have proposed a total investment of Rs. 66,883 crore, 79% of which is in the area-based development and rest 21% in pan-city solutions. Maharashtra with 5 cities, and Tamil Nadu and Karnataka with 4 cities each bagged the lion’s share in this list. Uttar Pradesh, which will witness elections next year, has 3 cities namely Agra, Kanpur and Varanasi in this round.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. How many cities were included in the Next phase of Smart City Project by the Government?
Source – The Hindu