Governance Today and BUIDCo organize Build Bihar Smart City Summit, 2016
Governance Today, along with co-host BUIDCo, successfully organized Smart City – Build Bihar: Building Smart City for Smarter Living, on February 4th, 2016 at Hotel Maurya Patna, Bihar. The summit aimed to bring together state departments and private players on a single platform to discuss vision of realizing the smart city dream.
The summit witnessed presence from chief guest Maheshwar Hazari, Hon’ble Minister, Department of Urban and Housing Development (Government of Bihar) who said that the state government would develop a new town, ‘New Pataliputra’ on the lines of Centre’s smart city project.
Other state government dignitaries included Narendra Kumar Singh, MD, BUIDCo; Afzal Imam, Mayor, Patna; Deepak Bhuwania, Mayor, Bhagalpur; Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, District Magistrate, Patna; Amrit Lal Meena, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Urban Development; Atul Sinha, MD, Department of Science & Technology, Neelkamal, IAS, MD, Bihar State Housing Board; Kaushal Kumar, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, Bihar Sharif and Avneesh Kumar, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, Bhagalpur.
Industry players included participation from Kishor Asrani, CEO, North & East, Airtel Business; Ajay Chopra, Head Institutional Sales, Eicher; Bharat Sharma, ICICI Bank; Faiz Ahmad, Director, EDMAC Engineering Consultant; Ramakrishnan Narayan Swami, Technology Head, General Electrics; Navin Kishor, Zonal Manager Eastern Zone, Mahindra & Mahindra; Kumar Saurabh, Nomura Structured Finance; and Supriyo Das, Sr. General Manager, Shapoorji Pallonji.
Build Bihar Smart City summit served as an ideal platform for both government and IT leaders to interact with each other and formulate plans that would bring the state closer to achieve the smart city vision.