The Smart City mission, one of the flagship programmes of the NDA government, was announced on June 25 last year.Prime Minister Narendra Modi would inaugurate work on Smart City projects from Pune on June 25, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday.
The works would start simultaneously in 20 cities across the country, Naidu said, adding that development of some cities as ‘smart cities’ would motivate others also to work for progress.
“It is like a light house. If there is a light house, everybody would look at that. If some smart cities are developed, there will be competition among others also, municipalities will increase their revenue and things will improve,” he said in Hyderabad.
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