India to name 14 more smart cities soon
Names of 14 more new cities would be announced soon under the flagship ‘Smart City Mission’ which will receive the first tranche of funding, the government on Thursday said.
“Already 20 cities have been selected. Another 13 or 14 cities are going to be announced in a day or two and these will be included in the first set of cities, which will receive the first tranche of funding,” Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told a gathering at the CII Smart City Investors Meet here.
He said there are huge opportunities for private players as the first 20 cities would requre investment to the tune of $7 billion.