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J&K’s twin capital cities – Jammu and Srinagar- would soon be taken up under the Smart City project.
This was announced by the Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu while interacting with J&K’s Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh at Guwahati on Tuesday, an official spokesperson said this evening.
The Deputy Chief minister, Dr Nirmal Singh attended the swearing-in-ceremony of the new Assam Chief Minister, Sarbnanda Sonowal at Guwahati.
The Deputy Chief Minister while pleading the case of taking up the twin capital cities under the prestigious project said it would go a long way in making these cities replete with all the modern facilities.
He said it has been a long pending demand of the state and the same has been taken up at various fora already.
The function was attended by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, chief ministers of several states, Union Ministers, Senior BJP leaders including Amit Shah and L K Advani.
Dr Singh while extending his greetings to the new Chief Minister hoped that he would usher the State into an era of peace and prosperity besides also accelerating developmental activities.
Meanwhile J&K Government spokesperson and Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar missed the flight as he too was scheduled to attend the function.
Sources said that Akhtar early this evening flew to Union capital to take another flight to Guwahati, however, the flight had already taken off. He later returned home in the evening.