Smart City is a city where information technology is the principal infrastructure and the basis for providing essential services to its residents. A smart city utilises networked infrastructure to improve economic and political efficiency and enable social, cultural and urban development.
Is today’s millennial ready for the future?
Smart technology has become an integral part of home buying, as it makes it easy at every step. Today, buyers are tech savvy; for them, it is convenient if they get every information on tip of their fingers. This is why they look for a home in a city which offers smart solutions for issues like mobility, water & electricity supplies, information facilities, etc. and living in a smart city gives them this.
A smart city integrates information and communication technology (ICT), and various physical devices connected to the network (the Internet of things or IoT) to optimise the efficiency of city operations and services and connect to citizens. Impact of technology has been immense in the real estate sector and today’s millennial buyer is aware of it.
India’s Future Living with Smart City Developments
India is the fastest developing countries in the world, and with smart cities, it will only go higher in development terms. In India, futuristic smart cities are slowly taking shape. Slowly, the country is utilising the digital phenomenon and technology, to create a better living experience. With changing times and masses becoming more tech savvy, the trend towards smart cities is here to stay. Smart cities provide a decent and convenient life to its residents. A smart city is not just about technology, it is about how technology is bringing change in people’s life.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25, 2015, launched Smart Cities Mission; a mission, with an aim to upgrade 100 Indian cities. It is planned to drive the economic growth of the country and to improve the quality of life of people, by enabling the local area development and making use of technology. Cities like Pune, Bhubaneswar, Jabalpur, New Raipur, etc. have already implemented smart city features for its residents. The recent city to provide the smart city solution to its residents is Naya Raipur, Chattisgarh, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inaugurated the 1st Central Command Center, which will monitor the status of various smart civic amenities in real-time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I have got the opportunity to inaugurate the Integrated Command and Control Centre in this episode. Now water, electricity, street lights, sewage and transport of the entire city will be monitored from this centre. These are being operated on the basis of modern technology and data. New Raipur will now serve as an example for other smart cities of the country.”
Praising the Smart Cities Mission, NITI Aayog says, “Smart City Mission is aimed to recast urban landscape through other means of resource mobilization and promoting best urban practices.”
Of all the cities, Uttar Pradesh houses World’s Largest Green Pre-Certified Platinum Rated Township, Wave City, which is an integrated ‘smart’ township. NH24, which is the newest suburb of Delhi/NCR, is becoming the centre for a Smart City development. With its widening to a 14 lane highway, NH24 will become the goldmine for property investment. Wave City, which is set on this growth corridor, is an integrated smart township, developed by Wave Group.
Wave City already has residents who have moved in and making use of the facilities of the city. With its ready-to-use infrastructure & amenities, Wave City promises its residents a nurturing environment that aims at offering an unparalleled living experience. The concept of smart living is an integrated one at Wave City, with smart enablers for water, electricity, sewage, transport and more. The residents can get real-time updates from the Central Command Center, which monitors the city components from one central place. It maps functions like smart electric grids, smart water meters, security, traffic, etc. and keeps the residents updated.
For residents, living in Wave City has given them peace of mind, “Wave City provides us with smart & green living environment. With high-tech technology, the city ensures smooth functioning of its operations, from traffic to water & electricity, which has made our lives easier.”
As an integrated smart township, Wave City meets the 3 important needs of the buyers, security, convenience & ease of living, all at one place. It is a gated community with round-the-clock hi-tech security, 24*7 surveillance, CCTVs at every 800 mtr. Wave City offers great social infrastructure like world class school, engineering and management college, healthcare centres, mall & multiplex, etc. inside its premises. Last but not the least, Wave City provides ease of living. Set on NH24, Wave City is well connected to Delhi and Noida. Buyers who own a home in the city, get to use well developed road infrastructure inside and outside. Wave City also offers commuting services from the residents to reach the nearest Metro stations.
“Wave City is located on NH24, which is set to become the highway of growth after its expansion to a 14 lane highway. The stretch will become the goldmine of investment. Being a smart township, Wave City provides its residents a hi-tech lifestyle, with updates on their fingertips and making their living easy and convenient.” Mr. Rajiv Gupta, CEO-Wave Group.
Smart cities act upon demands and issues, from sensor-driven analytics to resolve innumerable challenges, from crime to congestion. With new technologies, a smart city is changing the way people live. Modern infrastructure, smart water & electricity, smart utilities, etc. are the key features of a smart city. With technology integration and real time data generation, smart cities are making life comfortable and hassle free.
By: Mr. Rajiv Gupta, CEO-Wave Group