Kanpur city has bagged the eighth place in the list of top 10 smart cities in the country released by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Development under Smart City Mission. Kanpur Municipal Corporation and Kanpur Smart City aim to move higher in the rank and push the bar at transforming Kanpur city in to an inclusive, vibrant city of opportunities with sustainable growth, efficient urban services and healthy living standards with a prime focus on keeping Ganga and Commerce and Industries.
With an aim to highlight the initiatives taken by Kanpur Municipal Corporation and Kanpur Smart City into making industrial capital of Uttar Pradesh realise its smart city dream, the corporation and smart city, in association with Elets Technomedia are organising ‘Smart City Summit Kanpur’ on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
The summit aims to explore ways for implementing sustainable city planning strategies to address rapid urbanisation and improve the overall the livability of the city. The summit will explore cutting edge issues, strategic solutions, investment strategies and pertinent case studies in urban planning, smart mobility, infrastructure development, service delivery and implementation and the development of smart cities.
The key themes of discussion would be on:
- Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS)
- Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC)
- Smart Drainage System and Solid Waste Management
- Beautification of Public Spaces & Renovation of Heritage Buildings
- IT & Governance
- Digital / Cashless Payments
- Water and Power Supply
- Smart Roads/ Junctions, Multilevel Parking & Transportation Networks
The Summit will see participation from:
- Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India
- Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India
- Municipal Corporations, Smart Cities and AMRUT Cities across India
- Urban Development and Transport Departments from various State Governments
- International Agencies
- Foreign Countries
- PSUs, Banks and Industries
Smt. Pramila Pandey, Hon’ble Mayor, Kanpur will be the special guest at the summit which would chaired by Santosh Kumar Sharma, Municipal Commissioner, Kanpur Municipal Corporation and CEO, Kanpur Smart City Limited and mentored by Subhash Chand Sharma, Divisional Commissioner, Kanpur and Chairman, Kanpur Smart City Limited.
Santosh Kumar Sharma, Municipal Commissioner, Kanpur Municipal Corporation & CEO, Kanpur Smart City Limited would deliver the inaugural address on “Rethinking Kanpur City: Resource-Efficient, Livable, Resilient and Sustainable”.
Uttar Pradesh Urban Perspective will be given by Rajeev Sharma, Special Secretary, Urban Development Department, GoUP & State Mission Director, Smart Cities Mission, Uttar Pradesh and International Perspective will be given by Ali Meftahi, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia.
The Summit would also witness an array of panel discussions on Best Practices and Innovations in Smart Cities and Urban Development, Innovations in Effective Waste Management, Smart Healthcare, Mobility and Housing for all, and Tech-Led Initiatives for Sustainable Development, special addresses and presentations by policy makers, urban developers and industry experts working towards Smart City and Urban Development sectors.
Some of the prominent speakers at the summit would be Dr Kajal, Director, Urban Local Bodies, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Ajay Misra, Special Chief Secretary Department of Energy, Environment, Forest, Science & Technology, Government of Telangana, Ajitabh Sharma, Secretary to Chief Minister Chairman, Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd Government of Rajasthan, Rajeev Sharma, Special Secretary, Urban Development and State Mission Director Smart Cities Mission, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Dinesh Chandra, Municipal Commissioner, Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad, Dr. Indramani Tripathi, Municipal commissioner Lucknow Municipal Corporation and CEO, Lucknow Smart City Limited, Vidya Shankar Singh, Municipal Commissioner, Shahjahanpur, Prof. Neelima Gupta, Vice-Chancellor, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, Saikat Chakrabarti, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur among others.
Banking perspective will be delivered by Punjab National Bank whereas Industry perspective will be delivered by Tech Mahindra.