The temple town of Tirupati has been selected in the third round of the Union Government’s Smart City Challenge. The results were announced by Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Tuesday. The pilgrimage centre will now be one among 60 smart cities selected so far for the 100 Smart Cities Mission of the Central government.
Among the 27 new smart cities announced, Tirupati has been placed fourth, behind Amritsar, Kalyan-Dombivili and Ujjain. It had to fend off tough competition from 62 cities to make it to the list.
After Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, Tirupati is the third city in Andhra Pradesh to make it to the list. The announcement was greeted with joy by the citizens of Tirupati. Several young people queued up at Tirupati Municipal Corporation (TMC) to greet municipal commissioner Vinay Chand and burst crackers in front of the TMC office
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