New Delhi-Nine more smart cities has been announced by Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Silvassa in Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has topped the list of winning cities in this

round of competition. The other cities include Erode in Tamil Nadu, Diu in Union Territory of Daman and Diu, Biharsharif in Bihar, Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Itanagar in Arunachal

Pradesh and Kavaratti in Lakshadweep.Mr Puri said in the press conference the nine cities have proposed an investment of 12 thousand 824 crore rupees to develop 409 projects. He said, with the selection of these nine cities, the total proposed investment in 99 Smart Cities will be two lakh three thousand 979 crore rupees.