Need for reliable connectivity for sustainable smart city

August 26, 2018

 Indian government has chalked out an ambitious USD 7.3 billion smart city mission for implementing smart solutions to improve infrastructure and service delivery across Indian cities. The underlying objective is to make sure that urbanisation is not seen as a challenge, but as an opportunity. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the roadmap for the smart city program, he had said that, “Cities in the past were built on riverbanks. They are now built along highways. But in the future, they will be built based on available optical fiber networks and next-generation infrastructure.”

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