Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India, will give handholding assistance to the three other probable smart cities of Bidhannagar, Durgapur and Haldia at Delhi on 6th June. All other left-out smart cities within the 100 shortlisted ones will also be helped likewise through workshops at different times in the week from 6-10 June 2016. These "studio workshops" will be held to help the cities to upgrade their proposals. Respective Municipal Commissioners / other officers have been advised to attend. Incidentally, 20 Light House and 13 Fast Track Smart Cities (New Town Kolkata is one of these Fast Track cities) have already been selected through the City Challenge Round 1 while the remaining of the 100 have to work on improving their Smart City Plans before the second round.
This information reached me today vide letter no. K.14012/101(4) dt 1.6.2016 of the Under Secretary, MoUD
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