Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) has got serious with its efforts to help Faridabad’s name get listed in the first lot of Smart Cities. In this direction it is undertaking a brainstorming session with the stakeholders.According to MCF commissioner Ashok Sharma, specific area action plan will be drafted once the main issues are understood and identified.
Faridabad was included in the list of 98 cities that will be developed under the Smart Cities mission. A total of 20 cities will be selected in the first lot through competition to be developed as Smart Cities.
At the seminar Deputy Commissioner of Faridabad,Amit Kumar Agrawal spoke on the need to for effective engagement and collaboration with urban local bodies, RWAs and industry. He also emphasized that Faridabad, which is part of the industrial belt and linked with DMIC corridor, has a crucial role in the smart city wave.
British Deputy High Commissioner, David Lelliott said that UK being a world leader in open data, mobile apps, financing institutions, research institutes for smart cities, therefor India and UK could work jointly on creating smart cities through mutual learning.
Nishant Arya, Chairman (CII – Faridabad Zone) & Executive Director, JBM Group emphasized that Smart Cities provide local administrators with the tools to make more effective decisions, pro-actively resolve any anticipated issues and better coordinate public resources.
They were speaking at a session organized by CII in association with British High Commission. This session forms a part of a series of seminars, on ‘Smart Cities and Developing Urban Infrastructure’.