Smart Cities project: Know here what steps Centre is taking to enhance their liveability
Hardeep Puri, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs will inaugurate the ‘First Apex Conference for the CEOs of Smart Cities ‘in Bhopal tomorrow, May 8, 2018. Since its launch on 25 June 2015, the Smart Cities Mission (SCM), has been one of the most transformational urban missions
Smart Cities project: Key plans such as digitally integrated smart city centers, street re-design, installation of solar rooftops in buildings and more such steps have initiated the process of urban transformation that is expected to enhance the liveability of these cities, a Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation statement said. Hardeep Puri, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs will inaugurate the ‘First Apex Conference for the CEOs of Smart Cities ‘in Bhopal tomorrow, May 8, 2018. Since its launch on 25 June 2015, the Smart Cities Mission (SCM), has been one of the most transformational urban missions, the statement said.
Key projects such as digitally integrated smart city centers, street re-design, installation of solar rooftop on buildings, etc., have initiated the process of urban transformation, enhancing the liveability of cities. Through their leadership role in driving the implementation of smart city projects, the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Smart City Special Purpose Vehicle (SPVs) have been instrumental in achieving transformational outcomes envisaged under the Mission, it said.
The two-day conference is being organised for providing a platform for cross learning and knowledge sharing among the Smart City CEOs on 8-9 May 2018. The conference will enable the CEOs to learn from the experiences of all city leaders to understand in greater details both successes and failures. The convergence of all the best practices in Smart city missions across the country on a single platform will help the city leaders to not waste time in 'reinventing the wheel' but use the collective learning to accelerate the progress of work.
The plenary sessions will feature panel discussions and presentations by Smart City CEOs highlighting their high impact projects under Mission, which can be disseminated as learning for other cities. Further, the way forward for the city level project implementation will be discussed. There will also be an exhibition showcasing the different projects being undertaken by Cities under Smart Cities Mission.The two-day Apex Conference also provides an opportunity for the participating Smart City CEOs to visit the locations and appreciate the smart city projects implemented by Bhopal Smart City Limited.