Smart City - Big Questions

The Smart City initiative announced by the PM in June is not making much sense yet.

Hoping that 100 Civic Bodies will form SPVs lead by their Municipal Corporation and Central Govt is not a feasible idea. And the ideas that each of these cities will have a CEO of this SPV who will make this smart city happen is also flawed. Is the Govt going to pay private sector compensation to these CEOs.

The role that citizens will play is still not identified and if they keep going at this speed, at 5 year mark, they would still be forming the SPVs with zero results on ground.

How can we ensure that Smart Cities becomes successful and not another channel for local bodies to give contracts locally with collusion and make a ton of money.

Please give your views and local circle must communicate to PM and Urban Dev Minister. more  

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Green tech based high rises will make good sense as land is becoming costly and we need good land for agriculture also to feed ourselves. better planned high rises can accommodate more people and infrastructure can be provided easily... more  
One more thing India should stop importing electronic items from China, it's of bad quality, start manufacturing in India more  
I hope they wont copy Europe and made cemented multistory cities, like they are copying western cities in every field. Actual India is tho finished. more  
I hope they won't make cemented cities more  
Previously through another schemes like BSUP,JNNURM WORLD BANK Funds were given to many cities but not single city completed a single project in all respect as all slums are there on same place & it is the main hurdle to SMART CITY more  
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