UK shows willingness to join India's smart cities mission

Tue, 2015-09-22 18:03 -- SCC India Staff

UK Trade and Investment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 100 smart cities mission is on the global radar, and now even the United Kingdom expressing its willing to be a part in the India's success story.

Recently, the minister of state for trade and investment of UK, Lord Francis Maude of Horsham, launched a report that brought together the very best of what UK has to offer in delivering smart cities, with an understanding of where it can best support India.

UK expertise's can be availed in the four major pillars such as - physical (infrastructure including mass transport, water, waste management, built environment), digital (ICT, data, software, analytics and smart metering), commercial (professional services, regulatory standards, financing and legal), and social (municipal services, community-led designs and services, e-governance, healthcare) in line with the India's draft framework for Smart Cities, the report revealed.

The report, India's Smart Cities Programme - The UK offer to build together, was commissioned by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) India from Ernst &Young to scope the potential opportunities for both UK and Indian companies.