Late last month, the government announced another list of 30 cites for development as smart cities taking the total cities to 90 under its Smart City Mission. These cities have proposed to invest Rs 57,393 crore under respective smart city plans. With this, the total number of such cities have gone up to 90 with a total investment of Rs 1,91,155 crore.
As the buzz and excitement around the smart city project builds up further, here’s a look at some key ‘technologies’ that will drive these cities.
Water ATMs, mini sewage, treatment plants and phytorid STPs.
Status: 40 water ATMs and 3 mini STPs installed, work awarded for one phytorid STP
LED lights to replace streetlights, pelican crossing, 3D zebra crossing, street furniture,
Wi-Fi network, CCTV cameras and environment sensors. In Delhi, pilot on Mother Teresa Crescent road.
Rooftop solar panels
Rooftop solar panels of various capacities for green power. Panel installations are under way on NDMC buildings in Delhi. For private ones, vendors and rates are being finalised in the city.
Book parking through your smartphone app
Mobile app to pre-book parking slots for better regulation of parking spaces. In Delhi, the work awarded has been awarded for the same.
Digital libraries in schools across the city. Some 13 schools in Delhi have been selected for this. 3D printing labs have been set up in 10 schools.
Fully mechanised WASTE MANAGEMENT
Fully mechanised collection, transportation and disposal of waste. Geo-tagged stainless-steel litter bins and development of zero-waste colonies.
INTERACTIVE DIGITAL PANELS
In Delhi, government is setting up 75 panels with Wi-Fi and touchscreen facility.