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Warangal, Lucknow and Goa's Panaji are among the list of 13 smart cities selected by the Union Government on Tuesday. They are 1) Lucknow; 2) Warangal; 3) Dharamsala; 4) Chandigarh; 5) Raipur; 6) New Town Kolkata; 7) Bhagalpur; 8) Panaji; 9) Port Blair; 10) Imphal; 11) Ranchi; 12) Agartala; 13) Faridabad.
Minister Venkaiah Naidu, in a press conference on Tuesday, also announced that seven more capital cities will be allowed to enter the smart city competition. They are: Patna, Shimla, Naya Raipur, Itanagar, Amaravati, Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram.
Twenty-three cities, with the highest ranking from as many States and Union Terrritories, which failed to get representation in the first round of



competition held in January participated in the ‘Fast Track Competition’ from which these 13 were selected.
The 23 cities that competed in Fast Track Competition were: Warangal (Telangana); Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh); New Town Kolkata; Panaji (Goa); Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh); Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh); Faridabad (Haryana); and Raipur (Chattisgarh); Bhagalpur (Bihar); Shillong (Meghalaya); Namchi (Sikkim); Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands); Diu (Daman & Diu); Oulgaret (Puducherry); Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli); Imphal (Manipur); Ranchi (Jharkhand); Agartala (Tripura); Kohima (Nagaland); Aizawl (Mizoram) Kavaratti (Lakshadweep), Dehradun (Uttarakhand) and Chandigarh.

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