Since the globalisation and liberalisation of the Indian economy in the '90s, Indian cities have seen accelerated economic and social growth, which has attracted more and more people from all parts of the country. As a result, urban India is now grappling with issues like overpopulation and strained infrastructure, which have affected the quality of life.
We believe the time has come for India to leverage the existing technological tools to develop new smart cities and transform existing ones, and unleash their true potential as centres of opportunity.
Growth achieved by cities is linked to their ability to address issues related to urbanisation and associated social, environmental and economic issues in a holistic manner, while making the most of future opportunities. The smart city concept can be looked upon as a framework for implementing this vision of advanced and modern urbanisation.