Government names nine cities for smart makeover

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Government today announced names of nine new smart cities selected in the fourth round. The nine selected cities have proposed an investment of Rs 12,824 crore, of which Rs 10,639 crore would be in Area Based Development initiatives and Rs 2,185 crore for Pan City initiatives, impacting 35.3 lakh persons living in these areas.

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Diu, Daman and Diu
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Diu, Daman and Diu

The coastal town of Diu has made to the list of cities to be developed as a smart city .

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Erode, Tamil Nadu
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Erode, Tamil Nadu

The seventh largest urban agglomeration of the South Indian state, Tamil Nadu, Erode will also get a smart makeover.

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Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
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Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Bareilly city has finally been included in the smart city list.

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Bihar Sharif, Bihar
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Bihar Sharif, Bihar

Bihar Sharif, the fifth largest city of Bihar, will also get a smart makeover.

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Kavaratti, Lakshadweep
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Kavaratti, Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep's capital Kavaratti also figures in the list of cities to be developed as smart city.

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Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
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Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

The northeastern city of Agartala has also been chosen for the smart makeover. The number of cities picked under the project now stands at 99.

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Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh
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Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh's city of Saharanpur has also been selected in the fourth round. The city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects.

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Silvassa, Gujarat
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Silvassa, Gujarat

Name of Silvassa town was also announced for smart makeover by Minister of State, Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri.

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Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
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Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

Moradabad city also figures in the list. Puri said that with the selection of these nine cities, the total proposed investment in Smart Cities would be Rs 2,03,979 crore.

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