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Pratap Padode, Founder and Director, Smart Cities Council India talks about the IT infrastructure requirements in a smart city.
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.
The CII, USTDA, Australian and Japan Council have expressed interest in developing various cities in Andhra Pradesh as smart cities.
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.
Pratap Padode, Founder Director, Smart Cities Council India expressed his strong optimism in the Smart Cities concept, while laying aside scepticism by recalling ancient Indian architecture. He also spoke about the various initiatives taken by select corporate and civic bodies across the country that cultivate a culture of smart innovations.
Addressing the audience at the National Conclave on Smart Technologies in Hyderabad in late August, the GHMC commissioner Somesh Kumar explained how the biometric attendance system helped the Corporation not only improve productivity, cut down on absenteeism but also save cost in the process. Read to find out how the cost of the BAS machines were recovered in mere 15 days.
Developing Ghaziabad as a smart city will entail focusing on energy conservation, pollution control and eco-friendly projects that will add value to the lives of the residents, says Pratap Padode, founder and director, Smart Cities Council India.
IBM has done over 2,500 Smart Cities projects around the world and they are bringing this experience to India programme. IBM is working closely with the Indian government on institutional capacity building. IBM believes that most of the 'Smart Cities' projects are self-sustaining.
In picture (From left to right) Ashok Srivastava of Asian Development Bank, Barjor Mehta from The World Bank and Pratap Padode, Founder SCC India. This website will fulfill the need for knowledge on smart cities for ULBs, smart cities practitioners, solution providers, urban planners, consultants, architects, builders and so on.