Hyderabad: The UK was excited about smart cities in India, said the British Deputy High Commissioner Andrew McAllister on Tuesday during a press conference after the closure of a round table on smart cities and inclusion organised jointly by the Foundation for Futuristic Cities and Deputy High Commission. He added that the UK companies can contribute to the development of nearly 100 smart cities in India.
Mr. Andrew said that he believes that they have a lot to offer and his country had expertise in urban design and development and there were over 12,000 enterprises, 66,000 architects and 1.97 lakh civil engineers in the UK.
The British official also added that he expects to play a major role in the development of smart cities and several countries would come forward. He said that no country has exclusive expertise and need to have a choice.
The President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities, Karuna Gopal said thet the smart cities should be made inclusive with special focus on children, poor, senior citizens and women.