Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulates people of Odisha for making Bhubaneswar among the top 20 smart cities of the world.
“Bhubaneswar has been ranked among the top twenty smart cities of the world. It is also the only Indian city to make it to the list. This is personally a poignant moment for me as I remember the Super cyclone of 1999 and how far we have come since then. The credit for this global recognition, goes to the citizens of Bhubaneswar and to the peace-loving , forward-looking people of Odisha , who have continuously blessed us and reposed faith in our governance,” said CM Naveen Patnaik.
“Our cultural heritage, warmth and hospitality of our people coupled with modern amenities make this city a unique urban experience. From land rights for urban slum dwellers to making Bhubaneswar the emerging Sports capital of India, many pioneering steps are being taken. We will continue our efforts at making Bhubaneswar a truly global city and one of the best places to live in. Congratulations Odisha. A proud moment for every Odia,” added CM Patnaik.