Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch Smart City projects in Pune today. The launch marks heralding of integrated urban planning and development in the country.Prime Minister will also inaugurate citizen participation in designing of smart cities and Smart Net portal.
The launch will kick-start 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.
Modi will also inaugurate ‘Make Your City SMART’ contest aimed at involving citizens in designing roads, junctions, parks etc. This is aimed at continuing citizen participation in the planning under which about 1.50 crore citizens participated in the formulation of Smart City Plans to making of smart cities.