Second round of Smart Cities may roll out in 2020

He said the exact number of cities to be covered — whether 50 or all the remaining 35% — would have to be decided. Another option, he said, would be to include the projects under the newly formed Jal Shakti Ministry’s mandate. “In some respects we have been overtaken by events. Because now you have the Jal Shakti Ministry, which is working on water taps in every home so it may get subsumed in that.” The Smart Cities Mission covers 100 cities with a total population of 9,96,30,069 with projects worth a Rs. 2,05,018 crore.

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