The government has received proposals from 15 cities for the fifth and the final round of the smart city mission, while five cities have not submitted their plans.
According to PTI news agency Bidhannagar, Durgapur and Haldia in West Bengal, Shillong in Meghalaya and Greater Mumbai in Maharashtra have not submitted their proposals under the scheme.
The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has till now announced the names of 90 cities under the scheme and each city will get Rs5bn as central assistance for implementing projects. The government aims to develop 100 smart cities under the scheme.
The ministry has received proposals from 15 cities for the fifth and the final round of the mission, while five cities have not submitted their plans, an official said.
Some of the cities that have sent their proposals include Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Biharsharif (Bihar), Amravati (Maharashtra), Erode and Dindigal (Tamil Nadu), and Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad, Meerut, Saharanpur, Bareilly, Rampur, Rae Bareli and Ghaziabad, an official said.
Silvasa (Dadra and Nagar Haveli), Kavarati (Lakshdweep) and Diu (Daman and Diu) have also sent their proposals.