Smart City Initiative Should Not Create Disintegrated Non-inclusive cities

  • 25 Aug 2015 05:51

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, P Bhattacharya, has emphasized the need for caution in the development of ‘Smart Cities’ lest the provision of a safe city environment leads to creation of class divisions between perceived smart citizens and other citizens debarred from availing of the facilities and opportunities of a ‘Smart City’. Emphasizing the need for greater public-private partnership for the implementation of smart cities in India, Mr. Ashok Bajpai, Managing Director, G4S India said, "Let us not reinvent the wheel, we should learn from countries like Singapore, UK and U.S. the implementation of best practices. In London, for example, there are over 17000 cameras installed after the 2005 bombing.

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