Union Minister of State for External Affairs General V.K. Singh has asked the officials to focus on developmental activities in such a way that Ghaziabad is included in the list of smart cities.Singh, a Lok Sabha member from Ghaziabad, said during a review meeting here on Saturday that "not including Ghaziabad in the list of smart cities of India is shameful to all of us".
In the meeting, District Magistrate (DM) Ministy S. Nayyar assured the minister that the civil officers along with police and local bodies officers would give a thrust to developmental activities so that the city becomes smart in all aspects. The three local MLAs, Mayor Ashu Kumar Verma along with the DM, Vice Chairperson of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) Kanchan Verma, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) H.N. Singh and Deputy Municipal Commissioner D.K. Sinha were also present at the meeting called by the Union minister.