IEP Chandigarh, November 2
Chandigarh Smart City Limited organized a Workshop
on the theme of “Viksit Bharat – Reaching the Last Mile” today at Hotel Mount View, Sector 10, Chandigarh to discuss futuristic technologies and interventions towards this goal.Sh. Dharam Pal IAS, Adviser to Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh, the Chief Guest of the
event while addressing the participants said that “Key objective of building a New Nation “Viksit Bharat – Reaching the Last Mile” the conference of Chief Secretaries is planned in
the beginning of year 2023 and the Government of India has taken an initiative i.e., acollective effort of State’s and UTs to create a platform for the brain storming workshop sessions to deliberate comprehensively on the issues relevant for the establish the foundation
of Viksit Bharat “A Fully Developed India”. This workshop is to address those issues,specific action points, collation of good practices and innovative solution and success storiesthat help the novel idea of India being a Developed Country.”“We are glad that the Government has chosen us as one the torch bearer in Nation Buildingand trusted us for the responsibility to pave the way to “Viksit Bharat – Reaching the Last
Mile” and I wish all the best to all the intellectual panellist who came forward to share theirknowledge and ideas for the vision of “Viksit Bharat” and expecting that real value edition to the Government initiative will be done by Chandigarh.” said by the Guest of Honour Sh.
Nitin Kumar Yadav IAS, Home Secretary, U.T., Chandigarh during the workshop. “Chandigarh got the opportunity to conduct the workshop on “growth and job creationpossibilities in Urban Infra and Transport along with Roads and Logistics via Infrastructureand Investment initiatives”.”, said by Ms. Anindita Mitra IAS, Chief Executive Officer,Chandigarh Smart City Limited.The panelists pool talked about the need to adopt the emerging techniques in constructionsaves both time and money also is eco-friendly. Furthermore, techniques for surveying wereelaborated upon by the panelist. Regarding, how low carbon construction and the idea ofprefabricated technology in housing can be seen and explored was briefed by the panelists. The major bone in the construction sector i.e., Heritage factor, in The City Beautiful was elaborated upon and how this topic can be taken up balancing with the future development
both within the city and nationwide was discussed. The development, which is tourism
oriented is in need of a home to grow local economy, generate jobs and boost tourism. Thedevelopment in logistics sector was also taken up as a part of discussion in order to howcome up with an improvement in supply chain management, lessen the infrastructure gapslying within both by adoption of technology and transition to other market segments.
There was a dedicated segment on Urban Transport in the conference where panelist fromvarious field talked about upcoming trends and solutions to the problems in the city wideareas. Important topics like Green Transport, Artificial Intelligence, Road safety and smart
parking were discussed. Panelists talked about importance of including technology in citytransport to to have holistic monitoring and management. Making roads more safer andvibrant was also discussed in the conference. Panelists appreciated the measures taken by theadministration in making the travel easier in the city.
The ultimate goal of Govt. of India is dedicated to achieve sustainable urban development.This workshop addressed the key challenges faced by Indian cities in Urban Infrastructure,Urban Transport and Roads and Logistics and a platform to discuss the transversal aspects ofvarious issues relevant for the specific area assigned to the group and prepare a reportcovering the issues, strategies to address those issues, specific action points, collation of goodpractices and innovative solutions and success stories towards Growth & Job Creation in theUrban Infrastructure sector for building environment friendly and sustainable cities.Topics like Urban Infrastructure- Moving towards carbon neutrality Self-SustainableBuildings, Growth of Urban Infrastructure in a Modern Heritage City etc were also discussed
during the workshop and the participants actively participated during the question answerrounds and Penalists successfully addressed their queries.
Ms. Anindita Mitra IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Chandigarh Smart City Limited and Sh.Anil Kumar Garg PCS, Additional Chief Executive Officer, Chandigarh Smart City Limitedhonored the officers and panelists. Sh. N.P. Sharma, Chief General Manager, ChandigarhSmart City Limited
Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Prof. Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technical TeachersTraining & Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, Mr. Prashant Alatgi, Consultant to NationalHighways Authority of India (NHAI), Ar. Sanjay Goel, Chairman, The Indian Institute ofArchitects (IIA)-Punjab Chapter (Topic –Towards Low Carbon Construction), Ar. Deepika
Gandhi, Associate Professor, Chandigarh College of Architecture, Mr. Arun Kumar Singh,Project Director, Chandigarh Smart City Limited, Mr. Dileep Kumar Chingapurath, CEO,Project Development Company of Rajasthan (PDCOR), Jaipur, Mr. P.N. Shukla, RailLogistic Expert, Retd. Indian Railways Transport Service, Ms. Nidhi Satokar, Associate VicePresident, Ernst & Young (EY), Mr. Pradhuman Singh, HCS, Director Transport, CTU,
Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh, Mr. Ravi Kumar D, Scientist, Bharat ElectronicsLimited, Mr. Sathyanarayanan N, Managing Director, CPS Mobility Services Pvt. Ltd, Ms.Sarika Panda Bhatt, Director- Nagarro, Mr. Ravee Ahluwalia, Chief Functionary, PatialaFoundation were the panellists of the workshop. Mr. Ajay Duggal, Urban Planner, AssociateProfessor, Civil Engineering, NITTTR, Mr. Sulabh Goel, Urban Planner, Chandigarh SmartCity Limited, Chandigarh, Mr. Ashish Sharma, ICT Consultant, Chandigarh Smart CityLimited, Chandigarh were the moderators of the sessions.