What makes a smart city? At present, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is busy in discussing guidelines for smart cities to qualify a city to be called ‘smart’. Ideally, a smart city must have any three of the five requirements related to infrastructure:
• Water management
• Energy management
• Waste management
• Transport and traffic
• Safety and security
In addition to this, it must also have three of the five application domains – healthcare, education, inclusion, participative governance and community services.
Though guidelines still need to be finalized, work has already started on the smart city development. It was last month only that the announcement of development of 100 smart cities in India was made and Noida is already on its way to become India’s first city for smart living. According to Noida Authority chairman Rama Raman the city has already achieved 70 percent of the parameters. So what features make Noida a front runner?
• The Noida Authority started offering residents a citizen’ portal from Independence Day.
• Work is in progress on the concept of recycling the garbage of the city.
• It is the only city in the country that has laid down sewage and drainage network in its 82 villages.
• Noida and adjoining areas have wide roads, hospitals, parks, Formula One track and metro connectivity.
With these facilities, Noida is fast emerging as a preferred destination for purchasing residential and commercial properties. Taking note of the demand, Wave Infratech, a Noida-based real estate developer, has come up with Wave City Center. It is a project that aims at creating a unique lifestyle experience coupled with the smart systems for urban living. It has created a perfect blend of residential and commercial properties along with several recreational parks and facilities.
Source: Times of India, Economic Times
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