Gujarat as a State has tremendous potential both naturally as well as physically. Being well connected by rail and road is an added advantage although air connectivity needs improvement. Its well-equipped ports are a tremendous boost for industries in the State.
Smart cities are a recent concept. They emphasise efficiency by introduction of ICT in planning, managing, and governing our cities, with active citizensÂ´ participation. However, we must be careful that we are not jumping the gun. In terms of progression
Ten years ago, nobody in India knew what a BRTS was. Today, seven cities operate BRTS, 16-17 more in execution mode and many others are planning for one. Prof HM Shivanand Swamy, Executive Director, Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport, CEPT University,