The small-town of Kohima in Nagaland, which has been included by the urban ministry in the 98 Smart Cities list, is likely to kickstart its smart city project early next year,
According to media reports, state secretary of municipal affairs, Maongwati Aier was quoted as saying that Kohima's smart city project is expected to take off by January 2016.
Speaking to the media on 9 September, 2015, Aier said Kohima is one of the 98 cities declared by the Union ministry of urban development as smart cities. He said the smart city project in Kohima would be completed by 2020.
The project will be undertaken by the Kohima Municipal Council, which has 19 wards under its administration and covers a population over around 100,000.
Aier said some of the main components of smart city are re-developing and establishing green fields along with developing smart city applications with an aim to improve the urban management and achieving real time responses to challenges.