Developing citizen friendly and economically viable cities is an urban initiative by the Government of India. Cities are engines of economic growth, and it is anticipated that 40 percent of India’s population will live in cities by 2030. With the rapid rise in the proportion of people living in urban areas, there is an increasing requirement for sustainable cities.
Recognizing smart cities as an important platform to drive progressive change, the 3rd Smart Cities India 2017 expo will be supported by 4 other co-located expos to create "One Mega Event". The expo will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Key elements of 3rd Smart Cities India 2017 expo include: