Amritsar, the very name exudes a sense of spirituality and peace. Home to the holy Golden Temple, the biggest and most visited gurudwaras, or shrine for the followers of Sikhism, Amritsar is one of the most visited cities. Amritsar has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.
Amritsar is also selected as the Smart City project by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). I am glad to announce that Elets Technomedia, in association with Amritsar Smart City, Amritsar Development Authority and Airports Authority of India is organising a one of a kind Urban Development and Aviation Summit.
This issue of eGov magazine to be launched at this Summit bears the hallmark of the urban development of Amritsar and the Aviation sector on a whole. This is the first time that Aviation Sector will be discussed at length — among the topics that will be discussed will include Policy and Regulatory Environment in Aviation Industry, India as a Global Aviation Hub and Creating Regional Hubs , Opportunities in Air Cargo sector and UDAN Mission.
Special focus will be given to the use of technology and innovation to solve problems related to today’s age of rapid urbanisation. This edition of eGov magazine carries a bouquet of interviews from the Aviation industry, Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and CMD, Pawan Hans Limited; Komal Mittal, CEO, Amritsar Smart City Limited; Harbir Singh, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Amritsar; Vipul Mittra, Additional Chief Secretary, Labour & Employment, Gujarat and many more.
I hope the bouquet of interviews and articles in this issue of eGov will keep our esteemed readers updated on the progress made in the fields of urban development and Aviation sector.