Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, has been selected as the 100th Smart City under ‘Smart Cities Mission’, the favorite project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With this selection, the number of cities to be developed as smart cities has reached the 100 mark.
So far earlier, the Union Government had selected 99 Smart Cities, of which nine were added in January 2018 and 30 in June 2017.
20 cities were also selected in January 2016, 13 in May 2016 and 27 in September 2016.
With the selection of Shillong, the total proposed investment for 100 Smart Cities under the ‘Smart Cities Mission’ would reach Rs 2, 05, 018 crores, according to the statement released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Work under the area-based development in Shillong includes sewerage, sanitation, storm-water drainage, redevelopment of Iewduh, Shillong’s biggest market hub, water supply, public information system and public safety, power, solar lighting, rehabilitation of vendors and development of a market complex at polo, facilities for street vendors and skill development, smart parking, flyovers, pedestrian pathways, roads, and others.