With this Jaipur will become one of the first connected ‘Smart Cities’ focused on improving quality of life of residents and visitors
Jaipur will now embrace the benefits of connectivity and digitisation to transform itself into a Smart+Connected city. The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has chosen to develop smart city infrastructures that will improve the efficiency and quality of services received by its 3.5 million residents and over 40 million tourists who visit the city every year.
With this launch, Jaipur becomes one of the first state capitals in India to showcase a comprehensive roadmap to become a world-class smart city announced the press release.
JDA will set up the digital infrastructure to offer citizens amenities including connected transport, interactive kiosks, wireless broadband, safety and security services, traffic management and environmental updates. The organisation will install an urban platform of sensors which allows for the sharing of information, giving added value to citizens. JDA will also set up a Command and Control Centre as well as a Response Control Room to manage the city with greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Speaking at the launch of this project, Shikhar Agarwal, Commissioner of Jaipur Development Authority, said, “This initiative will be an amalgamation where the old meets the new that will not only improve the lives of citizens, but will also make Jaipur a smart city showcase for the millions of visitors who visit India every year. We are happy to have Cisco on board for this transformative project and are certain that we will benefit from the experience and expertise Cisco brings through the numerous smart city projects they have undertaken globally.”
Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Sales, Growth Verticals, Cisco India & SAARC, said, “We have pioneered the concept of smart cities through our Smart+Connected Communities™ and have the experience of working on similar brownfield projects in Barcelona and Hamburg. We look forward to working closely with the Jaipur Development Authority and bring in the best practices and learnings to help develop Jaipur as a world-class smart city.”