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India, U.S. sign three MoUs on smart cities

India and United States signed three Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) on Sunday to give a boost to the Centre's flagship 'smart cities' scheme.

The U.S. has agreed to partner with Indian in developing three smart cities in Allahabad, Ajmer, and Visakhapatnam.

Three MoUs were signed by the representatives of United States Trade and Development Agency and the respective Chief Secretaries of State Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh in the presence of Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.

As per the pacts, the U.S. will assist the cities in project planning, infrastructure development, feasibility studies and capacity building.

The State Governments for their part will provide resources like technical information and data related to smart cities planning; staff, logistical and travel support and budgetary resources.

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