The development of India's Smart Cities has to be people-centric if the programme has to succeed in the long-term, a cross section of experts opined. This will entail smarter use of available resources and technologies to improve both infrastructure and service delivery in areas proposed for such development.
We have been in business for nine years; our 10th year anniversary is in July. We always found that economic environments that are increasing or contracting are best for us. I might say it in another way. We tend to thrive in volatile environments where organizations are required to be ready for change.
Infrastructure is the backbone of any economy. But good infrastructure development needs good planning. Lack of planning is the biggest problem. China in comparison to India has shown better planning and flexibility while executing infrastructure projects. India has lagged behind due to its political system and populist outlook.
Western economies like Europe and the USA are already quite advanced when it comes to infrastructure development compared to the developing countries. In comparison, economies like China, India and rest of Asia are still showing high growth which would require a lot of infrastructure support to back up this growth.
The logistics industry in India is still at a nascent stage and is highly fragmented. However, the future of logistics sector in India looks bright with government focusing on developing infrastructure, say Bhaskar Subbramanian and Mohammad Athar.