Bengaluru, Feb 12 : Highlighting the need of smart, sustainable and safe cities, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday said that the state requires advanced solutions for challenges posed by the increasing urbanisation. He made the remark while speaking at the inauguration programme of 'Municipalika', a three-day event that focuses on 'Smart and sustainable city solutions'.
Hundreds of stalls exhibiting solutions for solid waste management, sewage treatment, rainwater and other urban issues have been set up at the venue. More than 2,000 experts from 300 cities will take part in the event. The chief minister said the event offers an opportunity for city administrators to learn from each others. "About 40 per cent of Karnataka has been urbanised and it is only going to increase. Bengaluru is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
The government is trying to upgrade infrastructure," he said. British Deputy High Commissioner Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford and Senior Trade Commissioner from the High Commission of Canada Mark Schroeter were also present on the occasion. (UNI)