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Government to announce first 20 Smart Cities today

New Delhi, Jan 28: The first 20 cities to be developed as Smart Cities will be announced today.

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu informed that "there are 97 cities in the Smart City Challenge and the names of the first 20 winners of the competition will be announced on Thursday".

These cities will be developed to have basic infrastructure through assured water and power supply, sanitation and solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, IT connectivity, e-governance and citizen participation.

In the subsequent years, the government will announce 40 cities each to be developed as Smart Cities as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to develop 100 Smart Cities in the country.

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