The current government has envisioned having 100 Smart Cities across 21 States within the next 5 years. The Cabinet has approved Rs. 48,000 crore for the Smart Cities Mission and Rs. 50,000 crore for the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) which involves upgrading another 500 cities to the standard of a Smart City.
Our team at Sterlite has done a comprehensive study of the on-going projects like Dholera, Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) and Vizag which are still in the consultancy selection phase and have importantly pointed out several variations which would in turn affect the development and operations in these cities. The transmission sector is growing at 25% again due to 3G and 4G implementation.
According to the findings of the study conducted, in the current scenario, most of the Request for Proposal’s (RFQs) which have been put out for enlisting consultants for developing the architecture for these cities have a lot of inconsistencies and varied requirements even in small areas like Utilities. The same applies to the rest of the areas like public transport and security, smart transport management, waste, energy, healthcare, etc. as well. As a result, every smart city, every Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and every consultant today has a different functionality understanding and hence the need of a different ecosystem for final delivery. The company is a strong proponent of Digital India. The company has envisioned a high speed broadband of the smart cities. Thus as of today, no smart city - not just in India, but across the globe is completely defined or standardized.