Smart cities: The incubators of India’s urban future

The Minister underscored that the innovations nurtured within these smart cities would exert a profound influence on the urban landscape of the nation.

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During a meeting of the parliamentary consultative committee for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in Goa, Hardeep Singh Puri, the Indian Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister, emphasised the significant role of the 100 Smart Cities initiative in driving innovation and shaping the future of urban India. Minister Puri highlighted that these smart cities would have a profound impact on the urban landscape of the nation by fostering innovative solutions.

Minister Puri made these remarks while providing updates on the progress of the smart cities mission during the gathering in Goa. He shared notable advancements and achievements related to the mission.

As part of the committee meeting, several project sites were visited, including the integrated command and control center in Goa, the Mandovi riverfront promenade, and flood mitigation initiatives. These visits offered an opportunity to assess ongoing programs and witness the actual implementation of smart city projects. The smart cities mission, which was launched on 25 June 2015, aims to improve the quality of life for citizens by developing essential infrastructure, promoting a clean and sustainable environment, and implementing intelligent solutions.