2 day National Conference on “Road Map for Smart Cities of Rajasthan” concluded today at Geetanjali Institute of Technical Studies, Dabok, Udaipur.
The conference was attended by experts from various areas of urban planning and development who expressed their valuable insights on Smart Cities. This event was attended by Government officials from prestigious organizations, consultants, engineers, students and faculty members of GITS and other institutes and universities with delegates from industries directly or indirectly involved in the Development of Smart Cities of India.
Dr. Rajnikant Patel, Honorary Director, Gujarat Technological University and GSSCD as the session chair of the national conference with session co-chair for 6th April, Prof. B. L. Chaudhary, Chairman, RBSE and expert speakers- Shri VP Rathi, President, UCCI, Prof. P. K. Jain from FMS, MLSU, Dr. Mithesh M. Dadhania, Principal, Asia Pacific Institute of Hotel Management, Ahmedabad and Shamik Joshi, Associate Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, India made the event a grand success.
The major areas under the prime domain i.e. Smart Cities the session were managerial and financial aspects of smart cities mission including public private partnership model, contribution of the government, local bodies and its citizens with the main focus areas being improvement in efficiency of regulatory bodies and effective governance.
Prof. Dr. K.N. Sheth, Director, GITS expressed that bit was a privilege to be the Conference Chair at this conference where the experts’ views will help in the development of Udaipur as a Smart City. He also informed that GITS would set up Centre of Excellence for Smart City Development and also establish Smart City Sensor Lab in the institute.
J.P. Agarwal Chairman of Geetanjali Group expressed his resolution to contribute to the development of the city and country by providing a knowledge hub and research centre in the institute where the educationists and researches will design and impart training programs to municipal officials on how to execute and implement smart technologies.
The success of this National seminar is evident from the fact that we have received over 50 research papers and 20 additional papers from the Experts on “smart cities”.
The national conference concluded with the address by Dr. Rajnikant Patel and the vote of thanks presented by Prof. Rajeev Mathur.