Underlining that over Rs 3,000 crore worth of projects under the Smart Cities Mission have been completed, Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Thursday described the “liveability of cities as the crux of building Smart Cities”.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Smart City Summit, Gurugram organised by Municipal Corporation of Gurugram in association of Elets Technomedia Private Limited, a media and technology based research company.
Madhu Azad, Mayor of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram and Jan Luykx, Ambassador of Belgium were also present on the occasion.
“As an embassy, one of our main goals is to help our companies finding their way in India and participating in various projects,” said Luykx on this occasion.
The summit witnessed participation from Dr Gaurav Dahiya, Director, National Health Mission, Gujarat, Salil Shrivastava, Engineer-in-Chief, Naya Raipur Development Authority, Dr Sudam Khade, Collector, Bhopal, Sidharth Sihag, Commissioner, Udaipur Municipal Corporation and CEO, Udaipur Smart City Limited and many more.
The Summit also saw participation from Indus Towers. Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers was felicitated with the “Visionary CEO Award”.
DLF was felicitated with the Leadership Award for its continuous efforts to bring inclusive development in urban secor.
Suresh Shah, Chairman of eSmart Energy Solutions was given the leadership awards for providing IT based energy efficient solutions in Smart Cities.
Rajiv Banga, Managing Director and CEO, IL&FS Rail Limited was presented with the Leadership Award for implementing the world’s fully privately financed metro-Rapid Metro Rail Gurugram Limited.
On this occasion, the dignitaries also got a chance to visit the Rapid Metro of Gurugram, taking the ride in between the summit. This was Elets Technomedia’s 26th Smart City Summit.