Shillong Bags Smart City Tag, Number Reaches 100
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has selected Shillong as the 100th city to receive funding under the Centre's flagship Smart Cities Mission after evaluation of the proposal submitted by it. Earlier, nine names were added in the smart cities list in January. These cities were Biharsharif (Bihar), Diu (Daman & Diu), Erode (Tamil Nadu), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Kavaratti (Lakshwadeep) and Bareilly, Moradabad & Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh). The list now has a total 99 cities to be developed as smart ones.