Pune: Taking a step forward in the direction of integrated urban planning and development in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch `Smart City` projects at a special function being organised at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, here on Saturday.
The Smart City project comes under an ambitious programme of the NDA government the `Smart Cities Mission`.The Prime Minister will launch 14 projects for Pune, along with 69 for other cities, which will come up with a total investment of about Rs. 1,770 crore.
The 20 selected cities would be linked through videoconferencing.Today`s launch will also mark the beginning of the implementation of the urban development plans including AMRUT Mission.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate a `Make Your City SMART` contest and Smart Net Portal will also be launched.