UK to develop 3 smart cities in India


smartUK has selected three cities in India to develop them as smart city, two cities of Maharashtra and one from Madhya Pradesh, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kumar Iyer said. The cities in Maharashtra include Pune and Amravati and Indore in Madhya Pradesh.

“It would be our endeavour to develop these cities as smart cities for improved traffic, better education, and infrastructure after preparing a master plan in near future,” Iyer said.

Iyer, who is also the Director General of UK Trade and Investment, said the just-concluded visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to UK and signing of nine billion GBP (British Pound) in commercial deals will give a major boost to the Indo-UK trade.

Iyer said, UK is the largest investor in G20 in the India and the country is third largest investment partner in UK.

The High Commission will also be looking for venturing into the education field and a mega show is being organized here to showcase educational opportunities in UK for the Indian students.