India is fast progressing its infrastructure with the rollout of its Smart Cities project, imagine a city where everything is connected, where you use your smartphone to pay for public transportation, find a parking spot or even order food from wherever you are, access Wi-Fi from anywhere in the city, and do much more. According to the Smart Cities project, hundreds of cities in India will offer these.

Smart Cities Mission is launching a “DataSmart Cities” strategy to take advantage of data’s potential to solve difficult urban problems. The growth of a data-driven governance culture in smart cities would be the main focus of the DataSmart Cities initiative. The sources and volume of data generated in cities are growing daily due to the use of IoT devices, sensors, and other tools and ways to “sense” the city. Cities that have adopted a culture of data awareness and usage into their daily operations are considered to be “DataSmart Cities.”

Moreover, cities across the world are expanding. India, one of the fastest-growing economies of the world, is heavily investing in infrastructure and transport to transform its cities into world-class Smart Cities.  100 cities across India were chosen to become smart cities. Of the 100 cities being developed, 22 have already completed all the ongoing projects and are ready to be called Smart Cities. The remaining 78 cities are also expected to complete its projects by the end of 2023. Smart city roadmap Environmental sustainability Heritage conservation Appropriate technology Infrastructure-efficiency Placemaking Social access Transit-oriented development Regional integration Human scale Institutional integrity.

A defining feature of a smart city is Smart or Intelligent Mobility – a revolutionary approach to commuting which promises the citizens affordable, multiple modes of transportation, including rapid mass transit systems, on-demand mobility solutions, ride-sharing, vehicle-sharing, electric vehicles, biking, walking, and even more. A shift toward EVs will enable advances in decentralized renewable-power generation and lower down air pollution. Approximately 40 percent of vehicles in developing, dense cities will be electric by 2030 states a report. It is estimated that by 2050, 70% of India’s population will be residing in cities.

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