Jammu as a smart city- a distant dream
3rd set of 27 smartcities announced, Jammu not on the list
The government has announced the new list of smart cities today, taking the total number of cities that will get the makeover under prime minister Narendra Modi‘s pet scheme to 60.
Unfortunately, not even one city from Jammu & Kashmir is on the list. Although, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Development Department M Venkaiah Naidu recently announced that both Jammu and Srinagar, the rotational capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir, will be the Smart Cities and were allowed to take part in the ‘Smart City Challenge’ but neither Jammu nor Srinagar could make it up to list.
Here is the latest list of 60 smart cities: