ITANAGAR, Jan 19 - Arunachal Pradesh capital, Itanagar has made it to the list of Smart Cities by winning the Round 4 of National Smart Cities Challenge on Friday.
�The concerted effort put in by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his Cabinet colleague Nabam Rebia has finally borne fruit as Government of India has added Itanagar along with eight other cities to the Smart City list,� said an official release here.
With addition of nine more cities on the Smart Cities list, the total number goes to 99.
An elated Chief Minister thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri for accepting the request of the State Government and finally gifting the State capital with the smart city package.
�By selecting Itangar in the list, the Centre�s intentions in developing the frontier State of Arunachal Pradesh has become very clear and positive,� Khandu said while deeply extending his gratitude to PM.
With Itanagar making to the list of smart cities, Arunachal Pradesh has two cities under the Smart Cities list. Pasighat was earlier chosen for the smart city project for which the launching ceremony is scheduled on January 21 next.