In a bid to discuss the vision, rapid urban growth and development of Ghaziabad, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) in association with Elets Technomedia Pvt Limited organised the National Urban Development Summit, Ghaziabad today.
The event was inaugurated by Suresh Kumar Khanna, Minister of Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Uttar Pradesh.
“It is a matter of pride that Ghaziabad achieved such a high ranking and bagged the award for India’s Fastest Movers City in Swachh Sarveskhan ranking. We need support of people to achieve the target of complete cleanliness in Uttar Pradesh,” said the Minister.
“I urge people to educate their children about the need for cleanliness. Japan became a clean country in 20 years. We have achieved and moved forward in just 4 years. We can achiveve the same status as Japan soon if people participate in this drive,” added Khanna.
V K Jindal, Joint Secretary (SBM), Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India presented the keynote address at the summit.
From Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation Chandra Prakash Singh, Commissioner; Asha Sharma, Mayor showcased the developmental projects undertaken in this NCR city.
“Ghaziabad stood 1st in India’s Fastest Mover City which is a big achievement in itself. We started the Pink Toilet concept in the country,” said Asha Sharma,Mayor Ghaziabad.
From across the country, Rahul Jain, Director, Town & Country Planning, Government of Madhya Pradesh; Golak Kumar Simli, Chief of Technology, Passport Seva, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; Jagmohan, Chief Operating Officer, Shreetron India Limited, Department of IT & Electronics, Government of Uttar Pradesh; Sachin Gaur, Project Coordinator, India EU Cooperation on ICT Related Standardisation, Policy & Legislation; Pratap Singh Bhadauria, Commissioner, Jhansi Municipal Corporation; Dr Rohit Bansal, Independent Director, Agra Smart City Limited participated in key discussion areas around urban development in the country.
There were detailed discussions on Swachh Bharat Mission, Challenges and opportunities for city’s urban growth;Smart Education changing Urban Landscape etc.
This is the second Urban Development Summit organised by Elets.