The representatives of the Smart Cities industry along with Founder & Director of the Smart Cities Council India met Dr. Nitin Kareer, Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department for the Government of Maharashtra.
Policy frameworks and tools
The CII, USTDA, Australian and Japan Council have expressed interest in developing various cities in Andhra Pradesh as smart cities.
This is the fifth such MoU that CII has signed on Smart City - earlier the Industry body singed agreements with German, US, Indian and Japanese Consortiums. The Spanish Consortium was led by INDRA Systems.
The Smart Cities Challenge has now entered the most critical phase, i.e. preparation of the Smart Cities Proposal, following the appointment of the city-specific consultants. Click to find out which consultant is working for a particular city, and also what are the measures that need to be considered while preparing the Smart City Proposal.
The Dehradun Municipal Corporation, Municipal Commissioner, Nitin Singh Bhadauria says that they are in in the process of preparing a detailed Smart City Plan and propose to involve various stakeholders including city residents.
CRISIL, KPMG, ICRA and Jones Lang La Salle are some of the top consultants appointed by the cities. The consulting firms will prepare detailed smart city proposals, including area development plans and financing plans, under the supervision of urban local bodies and state governments. The last date for the submission of the proposals is 15 December, 2015.
West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her London visit, had inked an MoU between the WBHIDCO and FCC to work together on smart city projects.
Chandrababu Naidu along with Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu met the consortium representatives and discussed the smart city plan on Tuesday at Visakhapattnam.
The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) has been appointed as a consultant to prepare the smart city plan for the Dharamsala within a period of 70 days in consultation with stakeholders and the community.
The Indian Green Building Council, a non-profit arm of Confederation of Indian Industry, is likely to ink an agreement with Ministry of Urban Development to take forward the green initiative for the Centre's '100 Smart Cities' programme.