The visiting Swedish Minister said her country is a global
leader in waste management, urban mobility solutions, smart parking
systems, air filtration, real time information systems, command and
control systems etc., which are integral to smart city plans of Indian
cities. She further said that a Swedish company SCANIA would soon be
operating 55 ethanol based buses in Nagpur.
Stating that India’s Smart City Mission offered ample
opportunities for investments to both Indian and foreign companies, Shri
Naidu said that selected smart cities would be happy to benefit from
Swedish technologies and particularly, in the areas of public transport
and solid waste management. He suggested to the visiting Minister to
advise Swedish companies to reach out to respective cities for
partnering in implementation of their smart city plans.