Some Pertinent Questions that will Define the Success of Smart Cities

Big data analytics and IoT are the emerging forces in the greater smart city ecosystem. However, the success of their implementation will depend on close monitoring of data and timely action based on the insights from them.

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The list of 20 smart cities out of the 98 shortlisted for the 'Smart Cities Mission' was released on Thursday. These 20 cities will be the first to receive funds, thus kick-starting the process of developing them into 'Smart Cities'. 2017 and 2018 will see the inclusion of 40 and 38 cities, respectively. While some of this still resides in the realm of theory, the fact is the Government proposes to invest Rs. 50,802 crore on 20 cities under phase one of the plan to set up 100 smart cities. How smart city initiative will impact quality of lives So, what can we expect from the proposed smart city initiatives, in coming days? Well, the basic premise of a smart city is making infrastructure, network and delivery of services more efficient



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