The ten cities selected for development as smart cities are: Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Pune-Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nashik, Nagpur, Amravati, Solapur and Aurangabad.
“Senior bureaucrats have been appointed as mentors for each of the ten cities to excel in the race of ‘Smart City’,” said Manisha Mhaiskar, Secretary, Urban Development Department (UDD).
* Nitin Kareer, Principal Secretary (UDD-1) has been appointed as the mentor of Pune-Pimpri-Chinchwad.
* Ajoy Mehta, Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will the mentor Mumbai.
*Manu Kumar Srivastava, Principal Secretary (Revenue) will mentor Thane.
*Sanjay Bhatia, Managing Director, CIDCO will mentor Navi Mumbai.
*U P S Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner (MMRDA) will mentor Kalyan-Dombivli.
*Praveen Pardeshi, Principal Secretary, Chief Minister will mentor Nagpur.
*Milind Mhaiskar, Secretary, Chief Minister will mentor Solapur city.
*Apurva Chandra, Principal Secretary of Industries and Power will mentor Aurangabad.