In a media interaction here yesterday, Waghmare said he is glad that Navi Mumbai has been chosen among the 10 cities of Maharashtra under the Centre's flagship Smart City Project.

The Navi Mumbai International Airport is also coming up in the city, developed by CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra).

"We will be making a presentation at the State-level on December 5, and if selected, another presentation will take place at the Centre level on December 15. The final announcement (of final 10 cities) will be made by the Prime Minister on the Republic Day," he said.

A total of 98 cities have been selected under the project announced by the Centre in June this year, while the final list of 10 cities to be developed as 'Smart City' will be announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 26, 2016.

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