‘Citizens participation is the key to implement the smart city projects’

Vishal Gupta, Founder & CEO, Ajeevi Technologies Pvt Ltd. Ajeevi presents 360 degree Smart City Solutions globally – be it hardware, software designing, mobile applications, establishing central command centre, support entire system with the experts of IoT Team, how mobile and futuristic technologies and intelligent mobility in smart cities can tackle the complications in public spaces.

Vishal Gupta, Founder & CEO, Ajeevi Technologies Pvt Ltd
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    Ajeevi Technologies Pvt Ltd

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    360 degree Smart City Solutions globally

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How smart are our cities today? What exactly makes them smart?

India is a developing country as per globe developed countries lots need to be done in India however Ajeevi has started journey by making India cities smarter by implementing solutions in few of the cities and enabling good governance with current government’s programmes like Swachh Bharat Mission, Smart Cities Mission, Digital India, Make in India, Skill India, among others.

Grappling with poor infrastructure, is it possible to make our cities smart?

No, we need to upgrade the infrastructure in order to make the Smart Cities. However this couldn’t be a spontaneous change and the mechanism needs to be in place to convert good into best. Gathering data is one thing, sifting through it is another.

Implementation is most important. Do we have the mechanism in place?

Yes, to implement the smart city projects citizens participation is the key and also the other stakeholders participation is required at most to make it a success. Ajeevi has experienced the same in two-tier cities while implementing the solutions but we overcome of all hiccups.

Utilities, especially water and electricity, are low hanging fruit, perhaps?

These are basic necessities of life so yes these are all low hanging fruits, but with the advancement with the technology people are willing to retrieve the information instantly. Hence apart from the basic infrastructure, IoT devices are needed. These IoT devices share the data on real time real location basis for effective implementation.

But such networks can also be vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Are we prepared for that?

Yes, as per our technology, knowledge and experience, we assure maximum secure and reliable solutions as dealing with the government, and all data needs to be secured at our end.

(This interview is part of the series on Government of India’s Smart Cities Mission and the progress made so far.)