A three-day Smart Cities India 2018 Expo, began in New Delhi on 23 May 2018. The mega event, consisting five expos is being held with a vision to help develop attractive and safe cities that evoke pride, passion and a sense of belonging among citizens. The five expos are, Building India Expo, Solar India Expo, Transport India Expo, Smart Cities India Expo and Water India Expo. Over 300 exhibitors from different countries are participating in the 4th edition of this event.
He added that affordable housing, transportation, availability of drinking water and effective management of waste are among the core areas that are being given high attention.
Addressing the first session, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, C R Chaudhary said, by 2030 nearly 40 per cent of Indian population will be residing in urban spaces putting tremendous pressure on the government to provide them affordable housing. He said, 100 smart cities project of government is befitting solution in this regard.