Headed for smart city mission, the public-private partnership (PPP) is critical among the possible business models. A successful PPP model needs a close coordination between state Governments, civic bodies and the private players.
The Infrastructure and the service provision for the citizens is the focus of all service delivery initiatives. The ground work for these is already in place as, in almost all cities that are likely to be covered under the schemes like AMRUT and Smart Cities Mission.
Pune has been the biggest achiever in the progress under the smart cities mission, says the AmCham and PwC report titled ‘Snapshot of projects under Lighthouse Smart Cities’. In an interview with Manish Arora of BW SmartCities, Kunal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation tells us about the progress of Smart City Mission and his vision for the next two years.