Govt planning two ‘smart’ cities in each state

Government is planning to develop two “smart” cities with a host of modern features like intelligent transport and carbon neutral status in each of the states in the second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal mission..
 Nath also said that medium sized cities like Ujjain or Jabalpur would be considered for the proposal to create smart cities. “We cannot take on very large cities for smart cities at this stage, we must recognise that. We have to take our medium sized ones, so we want to look at cities with half a million population to one million population instead of trying to take on cities with ten million population,” he said.