Capital city Delhi is set for big change. Group of Delhi Government ministers visited Sweden to fetch information about the planning of smart cities. According to sources, the trip was an open invitation to Sweden for investing in Delhi. The ministers had detailed discussions about the solution of waste management and energy efficient public transport. Stockholm is famous worldwide for their underground network of fibre-optic cable for high-speed connectivity. The Delhi Government showed interest to bring latest Swedish technology in Delhi.
Minister of health and public works department Satyendra Jain, Transport Minister Gopal Rai with a couple of senior bureaucrats from different departments visited Stockholm for a week on a five-day knowledge sharing trip. The Group of Minister emphasised on the planning and executing method to provide eco-friendly public transport and energy efficient housing in Delhi. The delegation of Ministers will also be visiting the on-going projects in Stockholm to check out the procedure of work.
The idea of this trip is to find out the solution to traffic jams and congestion. Delhi Government ensures to take corrective measures develop strong infrastructure. Disposal of waste and creating pollution free environment are the two most important areas of work in front of Delhi Government. The group of Ministers will carry out the detailed study of cleantech and biofuel technology to make Delhi pollution free zone for a living.
Few companies from Sweden have started using Cleantech and biofuel technology in India. Anna Liberg, Indian Trade Commissioner at the Swedish Embassy was quoted saying, “There is going to be a detailed presentation on the Wi-Fi experience and the technology available in Sweden. Among other things, there will be a visit to the Royal seaport project site to showcase how energy efficient eco-friendly new housing projects for sustainable living for the future are being created,” Liberg explained.
The knowledge trip of Delhi Ministers came on a time when Delhi is facing a problem of traffic jams and congestion. In past weeks, the Delhi Government tried to create awareness for using more public transport and cycles. Stockholm and Delhi both are facing the common problem of housing for their people. Stockholm has a population of 9 lacs and targets to make Stockholm fossil fuel free by 2040.
Satyendra Jain, Minister of healthcare and public works was quoted saying, “For me, traffic management, road planning and public transportation is an area of interest. Also, I would like to study the waste management and waste-to-energy projects and how the same can be done here. For instance, we will be visiting smart city projects. Frankly, I am looking for solutions that are possible to implement in India and am open to investors from Sweden coming in with expertise to deliver solutions that are sustainable,” Jain added.