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PM Modi to Join Pune to mark First Anniversary Smart City Mission – As, the first anniversary  launch of mission of smart city is nearing soon, the Pune Municipal Corporation who ranked second under this contest will be likely to host Prime Minister of our country honourable Narendra Modi on 25th of June, 2016, for the inauguration of this event. The Union department of urban development has directed the Municipal Corporation of Pune and chief Ministers office to assemble all the necessary arrangements related to this occasion. And they decided to arrange the celebration of first anniversary of mission in Pune city after estimating the performance of selected twenty cities on the accomplishment of projects.

PM Modi in Pune
PM Modi in Pune

PM Modi to Start Smart City Projects in Pune

Last year on June 25, the Urban department had established the mission of smart city and meanwhile released its statements as well as guidelines. In the month of august last year they also shortlisted total 98 potential smart cities and through this contest they were selected 20 winners from cities such as Pune and Solapur as the beneficiaries. So, in recent communication to PMC, the urban ministry said that they were planning to invite PM Modi for the first anniversary of mission which is being held at Pune. Also smart cities have identify some projects which needs to be completed quickly as their work begin on June25, which includes several plans  of launching of Make Your City Smart contest, inauguration of smart net portal, and release of coffee table book as well as inauguration of Quick Win projects in Pune, they added.

As per the PMC officers, the Prime Minister presence is almost confirmed for the event which hosted by the civic body for union urban development. He also said that they will be arranging live video conference facility so that smart city potentials would easily communicate with PM. Also, according to the Smart City Development Corporation Ltd of Pune, around 150 private companies from 35 nations will participated in a two day Knowledge Exchange road show as well as exhibition for smart city projects Pune. This exhibition was arranged at Senapati Bapat road’s J W Marriot hotel, so there were round-table discussions take place with consulates of various countries such as Germany, UK, Singapore, Sweden & Belgium. And several sectoral meetings also going to held during this event.

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