The smart city mission is an ambitious urban renewal and retrofitting project with intention to revamp current infrastructure to match the requirements of the population. Smart Cities are need of the hour which will bring positive change in the lifestyle of the citizens. This will change the existing landscape of Indian cities, make them better and automated solutions will eventually enable ease of living. It touches almost every aspect of living, including the infrastructure, environment, social inclusion, employment and economic growth. The change in the lifestyle will not be radical rather subtle, which will be easy to adapt.
However, planning for a smart city varies on location, culture, demographics and stage of development of each city. Technological interventions along with sustainability, liveability, social inclusiveness, and efficiency are key factors for planning framework of a smart city.
A lot of challenges come up when a large scale infrastructure development is done. The legal set-up, inconsistency in policies and regulatory norms are the major challenges in a country like India. They affect the actual execution of projects.
Entire smart cities mission is a very challenging project. Every city has its own set of challenges ranging from infrastructure, city dynamics, behavioral practice, etc. We at Rudrabhishek Enterprises Ltd. (REPL) provide customized solutions for each city based on its demography and geographical structure. We can’t apply the theory of ‘One size fits all’ here. We need to understand the key issues and then provide the appropriate solutions.