The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), in its endeavor to engage with enlightened minds for the Smart City Mission, held a workshop at The Institution of Engineers, Belapur on the evening of 19th November, 2015.
The NMMC sought bright ideas and suggestions from the engineers present and their whole-hearted participation.
The institutions present included The Institute Of Town Planners, The Indian Institute of Architects, The Institute of Company Secretaries Of India, The Vaikuntha Mehta Institute for Decentralized Industries, The Indian Institute of Materials Management and The Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering.
NMMC Chief Engineer Mohan Dagaonkar presented the achievements of the civic body and consulted engineers, architects and other leading fraternity on the Smart City Projects. He listed few challenges faced by NMMC like strengthening public transport system, providing adequate parking facility, ensuring citizen safety and maintaining high-growth trajectory for economic development.
Members gave their opinions on various projects. Those present were enlightened on how Smart City Navi Mumbai can bring about a drastic change in the lives of residents due to improved infrastructure and lifestyle.
The present event upholds NMMC’s broad vision to make Navi Mumbai the future city by setting the stage for knowledge sharing with specialists.
The Smart City Challenge is designed to inspire greater creativity from municipal officials and their partner ecosystem. The challenge invites for a more evolved ‘Citizen-Civic’ engagement, along with an overall development of proposals that will produce concrete benefits in people’s lives.
Dagaonkar said, “NMMC aims to establish Navi Mumbai as an exemplar for both citizens as well as other cities around the world to emulate. A place where everything we want to achieve will come together: eco-friendly and sustainable environs, efficient infrastructure and an enviable lifestyle.”
The Navi Mumbai civic body has asked residents to send suggestions for smart city to the following address:
Municipal Commissioner, NMMC head office, plot no1, opposite Killa gaothan, sector 15A, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai – 400614.
Residents can also mail their suggestions on smartcity(at)nmmconline(dot)com
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