Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu said the schemes will be an important milestone for urban development in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Smart Cities mission, Atal Urban Renewal Mission and Housing for all schemes tomorrow.
He also said that the Prime Minister is very keen to transform India in every sense.He added that urban transformation is the need of the hour.He also said that the selection of smart city will be done purely on the basis of their infrastructure and capability.
The Cost of these three projects will be more than 3 lakh crore rupees.It is likely that 20 cities might be shortlisted for the Smart City project in the first phase.
Countries such as Singapore, Japan, France and the United States have shown interest in partnering with India on Smart City project.