The first conference on sustainable development and infrastructure organized Belgaum next got a mixed response from Belgaumites today.
The one day conference began with the lighting of the lamp by the guests at the VTU auditorium. MP Suresh Angadi, MLA Sanjay Patil, Maoyr Nirwani, Anil Potdar, Brigadier Sangam graced the occasion.
Dr.Nitin Khot was felicitated on the occasion as he has been appointed the special advisor to the govt. of Karnataka. Dr.Khot has also played a very important role in Belgaum next.
The conference began with Mr. Sree Kumar from SCE India, who spoke about Leveraging GIS for Infrastructure Development & Planning. His talk was widely accepted and the use of GIS in infrastructure development was a accepted thought by the august gathering. The gathering also followed the session with questions, to which Sree Kumar answered promptly.
The second speaker was Mrs. Tusharamani M V Administrative Officer, Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Karnataka. Her presentation on the traffic of Belgaum and the data stunned the audience and she spoke about what a city would need in phases. She gave concrete data on many roads and urged the need of a inner ring road along with the ring road proposed by BUDA.
Mr. Karan Dhaul, Director, Global Energy Pvt. Ltd. Spoke on the use of alternate sources of power and about sources of alternate renewable sources of power generation which will have nil or very less carbon foot print.
Mr Sanjib Nayak IL AND FS cluster development initiative LTD, spoke about how a cluster of industries could be developed to attract investments.
In the next session Mr.Rabindra Sahoo (Public-Private Partnership) Expert, Asian Development Bank and advisor to the Government of Karnataka on Infrastructure Project in Public-Private Partnership spoke on the importance of PPP model and how this model can be used in various areas of public development.
In the same session, Mr.Surya Prakash from Group SCE, spoke on urban renewal model and how Belgaum can be remodeled based on various functions such as education, leisure. He comprehensively explained with maps what needs to changed and how roads need to connect to each other so that the fort can be easily accessible as a tourist destination to the visitor to RPD college.
Questions were posed by the learned audience for every session and the interaction was very good.
Everyone appreciated Belgaum Next for organizing such an enlightening event which will eventually make all to think over to do something for Belgaum.
Volunteers from the Bhartesh College of administration & computer applications (BCBA), KLE MBA saw to it that all went according to plans.
The Belgaum next team along with AllAboutBelgaum & ITBelgaum and the whole group of Volunteers worked hard for the success of the conference.
For us this is just a beginning, Belgaum next will not die, after this, Belgaum next plans to come back again & again to make Belgaum the “City of Pride”.