A delegation of select members of Infrastructure Consortium led by Executive Director, Mr. Ajay Singha, met with Secretary Sh. Madhusudan Prasad, Ministry of Urban Development, on July 2nd and briefed him on the AmCham engagements with state governments of Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh on Smart cities and Digital India. The Secretary encouraged the activities of AmCham and gave some insights on how the Smart cities program was to be rolled out post the Smart City guidelines issued by the ministry on June 25th.
The meeting was followed by a more detailed interaction with Joint Secretary, Dr. Sameer Sharma, where Industry representatives from GE, UTC, Ch2M Hill, UL and HP raised specific concerns and sought clarity on implementation aspects and models of engagement for private sector participation, for Smart city project planning. Dr. Sharma addressed all concerns and gave a broad overview of the next steps to be progressed on the pan – India selection of the first 100 smart cities by the year end. Joint Secretary Sharma also expressed his keenness to address a wider audience and initiate a dialogue with Amcham members on the Smart City Implementation aspects over a roundtable program to be organized sometime in August.
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