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India, Japan sign pact to develop Varanasi

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Kyoto: Nursing the ambition of creating 100 smart cities in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his Japan visit on Saturday on a significant note with a pact being signed under which his constituency Varanasi will be developed as a ‘smart city’ in partnership with Kyoto.

The Partner City Affiliation MoU marks the launch of smart heritage city programme, between the two countries as a detailed roadmap of cooperation will be prepared which will form the base for further understanding. Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who made a special gesture of flying to Kyoto to meet his Indian counterpart, oversaw the ceremony where the pact was signed by Indian Ambassador to Japan Deepa Wadhwa and Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto. (PTI)

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