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PM Modi to review Bhubaneswar Smart City progress on June 25

Bhubaneswar, June 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would review the progress of the Bhubaneswar Smart City progress through videoconferencing on June 25.

As per the schedule, the Prime Minister would hold a discussion with Housing and Urban Development Minister Puspendra Singhdeo, Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, two Bhubaneswar MLAs, Bijay Mohanty, Priyadarshi Mishra Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, Commissioner Dr Krishan Kumar and Smart City CEO Vineel Krishna via videoconferencing from Pune.

Modi is scheduled to inaugurate work on Smart City projects from Pune on June 25. The works would start simultaneously in 20 cities across the country, including in Bhubaneswar which topped the Smart City list announced earlier this year.

Meanwhile, to fine tune the interaction a senior official of the Union Urban Development Ministry visited Bhubaneswar and held discussions with Smart City Ltd and BMC officials. A preparatory meeting was also held at the National Informatics Centre (INC) here where the officials will talk to the PM.  

The Smart City mission, one of the flagship programmes of the NDA Government, was announced on June 25 last year.

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