Gangtok, 24 Jun:

The third list of smart cities selected under the Mission was announced yesterday by the Union Urban Development Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu. With Gangtok officially inducted in the Smart Cities initiative, congratulations and expressions of gratitude have been pouring from all over the capital.

The Gangtok Municipality Corporation is specially thrilled over the selection.

Speaking to SummitTimes, Gangtok Mayor, Shakti Singh Chaudhari, congratulated the people of the state for getting two selections in the mission.

He credited Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and Urban Development Minister, NK Subba, for their efforts in making Gangtok one of the best destinations in the country.

He has urged the people to extend their full support in all aspects of the mission.

GMC Commissioner, Tsewang Gyachho, also congratulated Gangtokians on the selection and said that the selection was possible due to the efforts of all the departments and all the residents of the capital.

He said that inclusion of Gangtok in the list of Smart Cities will ultimately benefit the people of Gangtok and the State as a whole as they are the stakeholders.