Smart Cities: Cities left out in first list to interact with winners of the project

"These cities will be advised on how to bridge the identified gaps in their Smart City Plans."

Representatives of 23 cities, which could not make it to the first list of Smart Cities, will interact with officials of 20 cities which were selected in the competition, to make better proposals for the next round.

The interaction will take place at a day long workshop being organised by the Urban Development Ministry.

Representatives from one top-ranked city from each of the 23 states and Union Territories which could not win in the first round are participating in the accelerated round of competition, under which they have to submit revised proposals to the Urban Development Ministry by April 15 this year.