Smart Connected Cities Conference at Hotel Le Meridien New Delhi



Hotel Le Meridien, Windsor Place, New Delhi, India.

Event Description

Smart Connected Cities is a Conference Event going to happen at Hotel Le Meridien, Windsor Place, New Delhi, India.

This event will start on 29th January 2015 and it ends on 30th January 2015.

About This Conference Event

This is a National Debate on how to make our cities smart with the support of Ministry of Urban Development, National Institute for Urban Administration and PWC as a Knowledge partner.

With increasing Urbanisation and the load on the land in rural areas, the Indian Government has now realized the need for cities that can cope with inherent challenges of urban living and also be magnets for investment to catalyse the local economies.

The aim of this Conference

Smart connected cities 2015 aims to define what smart cities are, what their challenges include and investigate which solutions and responses are most relevant while always keeping society and the public at the centre of the debate.

This summit will take forward the government’s agenda of smart cities by finding out the best possible contribution from each stakeholder towards the development of smart cities across the nations.

This conference will outline the key measures that need to be initiated for success of smart cities in India as:

Providing clearances in a time bound manner

For timely completion of project all clearances should use online processes and should be cleared in a time bound manner.

A Regulatory body should be set up for all utility services so that level playing field is made available to the private sector and tariffs set in a manner that balances financial sustainability with quality.

Financing Smart Cities

The High Power Expert Committee on Investment Estimates in Urban Infrastructure has assessed a Per Capita Investment Cost (PCIC) of Rs. 43, 386 for a 20 yrs period.

Both the central government as well as state government would be interested only in Viability Gap Fund (VGF).

Capacity Building Program

Building Capacity for 100 smart cities is not an easy task and most of the ambitious projects get delayed due to lack of quality manpower both at the center as well as states.

These all have a lag time so capacity building needs to be strengthened right at the beginning.

Reliability of Utility Services

For any smart city in the world focus is on reliability of utility services be it electricity, water, telephone and broadband services.

Smart cities should have universal access to electricity 24X7 and this is not possible with existing supply and distribution system.

Extensive Usage of ICT

An Extensive use of ICT enabled services will need a sound communications backbone and the best example for this is Singapore. Cities to become smart it is essential that the government structure is also smart.

So it’s time to realize to develop our cities, lets come and participate in this Conference to know more details about developing the Smart cities and have a better Smart cities in our Country.

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