Three Indian cities-Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam shall be developed as smart cities. The MoUs between The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the three respective state governments were signed in the presence of Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu.
As per the pacts, the U.S. will assist the cities in project planning, infrastructure development, feasibility studies and capacity building. USTDA will collaborate with other US government agencies like the Department of Commerce, the U. S Export Import Bank and other trade and economic agencies promote greater US-India infrastructure development cooperation and to support development of smart cities.
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.