MoHUA selects Shillong as 100th smart city

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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has selected Shillong as the 100th smart city after evaluating the proposal submitted by it, said a government release.

As of now, 99 smart cities had been selected in four rounds of competition; and with this announcement, the Smart Cities Mission has completed the selection of 100 cities under it.

Earlier, 20 cities had been selected in January 2016, 13 cities in May 2016, 27 cities in September 2016, 30 cities in June 2017 and nine cities in January 2018.

The total investment in the 100th Smart City would be Rs 2, 05,018 crore under Smart Cities Mission, said the official release.

The Smart Cities Mission was launched on June 25, 2015 with the objective of strengthening urban infrastructure through application of smart solutions and giving a decent quality of life to citizens.

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