PM Modi launches 14 projects of Pune’s Smart City Plan
MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 14 projects of Pune's Smart City Plan, exactly a year after he set off the the flagship Smart City Mission by releasing the Mission Guidelines.
He said that Smart City Mission is now succeeding as a people's movement as envisaged. He expressed satisfaction over citizen participation in preparation of smart city plans of various cities with over 25 lakh people giving serious suggestions on MyGov.in. Modi clarified that the central government did not select the smart cities but it was the citizens who enabled their selection in the 'City Challenge Competition'.
Modi said that an era of competition has been ushered in for improving conditions in urban areas and urged the citizens to rise to the challenge for bettering the conditions in respective cities and towns.
Stating that he has recently reviewed the progress of Smart City Mission over the last one year, the Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over enthusiastic and large scale participation of people in formulation of comprehensive smart city plans, the way the City Challenge Competition was held for selection of cities, formulation of projects and their launch today.
Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 26th June 2016