For Bhubaneswar, an effective online grievance redressal system, sanitation, drinking water facilities, urban transport and strategies for slum-free city would be prioritised under the ‘Smart City’ project.
The entire foundation of Kohima needs an overhaul and revamping of core infrastructures by enabling an effective collaborative approach amongst all concerned stakeholders.
The aim of Meghalaya on Smart Cities Mission is to recast the urban landscape of the city to make urban areas more livable and inclusive besides driving the economic growth.
The focus would also be on use of sustainable materials for building facilities and reduce energy consumption.
Maharashtra’s focus would be on infrastructure enhancement in sync with technology. To bridge the gap between the development plans and the actual scenario on the ground, would be the emphasis of the state government.
Madhya Pradesh’s vision for ‘Smart City’ is to have three of the five infrastructure requirements - energy management, water management, transport & traffic, safety & security and solid waste management.
Kerala is already in the process of building SmartCity in Kochi. This project envisions minimum 8.8 million sq ft of built up space out of which at least 6.21 million sq ft will be specifically for IT/ITES/allied services.
Tumakuru, the academic city will take some of the pressure of Bengaluru. Decongesting Bengaluru and moving some of the leading businesses to Tumakuru will help in dispersing the regional growth and population.
Smart Cities are not just smart in providing services but the very basics of planning, designing and construction should also conform to the standards.
The ‘Smart City’ project in Dharamsala would help provide better infrastructure like water supply, sewerage, storm water drainage, urban transport, e-governance, capacity building and institutional strengthening in the town.