‘Building blocks’ for ‘Smart City’ discussed.
ALLAHABAD: Eastern U P Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Allahabad in its initiative for ‘Smart City’ organized a meeting on Monday where basic building blocks in this connection were discussed.
The keynote presentation was made by Hemant Darbari, executive director, CDAC, a Government of India company which had made India’s first super computer and has made significant contributions in the development of other ‘Smart Cities’.
Darbari in his presentation outlined the basic building blocks required for a smart city. The building blocks are smart mobility, smart infrastructure, smart living, smart governance, smart people, smart economy. A complete road map was presented for making the whole India smart including the villages.
His focus was on development of Allahabad as Smart City as he talked about the required core components for building Smart City. “They are people, process, policies and technology. All of them are required to function together using the underlying IT infrastructure and fueling sustainable growth and enhance quality of life using ICT and IT knowledge,” he said.
As a first stage of initiation of Smart City Project, he talked of effective utilization of the existing services Implementation of solely technology dependent services.
Commissioner Allahabad Division B K Singh, appreciating the contribution of CDAC in building digital India, informed the audience about the work done so far in planning Allahabad as Smart city and road map ahead. The meeting was conducted by Anil Agarwal.
President of the Chamber V K Tandon welcomed mayor Abhilasha Gupta, all the members of the sub-committee of officers constituted for Smart City at Allahabad under the chairmanship of divisional commissioner B K Singh, guest speaker executive director of Centre for Development of Advance Computing (CDAC) Hemant Darbari, advisor to CDAC Praveen Raghuvanshi and all the members of the Chamber.
TNN | Mar 10, 2015,