- Panaji Smart City
- What is Smart City
- Corporation of the City of Panaji is one among the 100 cities selected in round 1 of the national Smart Cities Challenge. Preparations are afoot as CCP gears up for the second round of the Smart Cities Challenge: preparation of the Panaji Smart Cities Proposal. We are keen that citizens define our vision and plans for Smart City Panaji. The Smart City Panaji campaign has already generated enthusiastic participation from women, men, young and old, girls and boys from all walks of life. A range of activities have been ongoing to appeal to different sections of our citizens – we urge you to participate enthusiastically in the Smart City Panaji campaign.
- The definition of a ‘smart city’ is not universal but is city specific. A Smart City provides smart infrastructure and enhances the quality of life for its citizens. Citizen participation is one of the corner stones of a smart city. The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development.
The objective of the Smart Cities Mission is to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens.
Each city formulates its own unique vision, mission and plan for a “smart city.” Their concepts reflect the city’s local context, resources, and priorities of citizens.
Smart Cities embrace ideas that have been proven elsewhere and customize them to meet genuine local needs. They create replicable models, acting as light houses, showing the way for others to follow.
Smart Cities explore, refine, and revise their ideas until they get it right. They are realistic, but they are also optimistic. They aim high!
- 98 cities across India (2 more likely to be notified) are competing under the smart cities challenge. The key component of this challenge is to develop a Smart City Proposal which includes:
- Existing status and progress
- Identification of a pan city initiative (Across the city)
- Identification of area based developments (atleast one) which include Retrofitting (improvement of an existing area), redevelopment (enable co creation of a new layout with enhanced infrastructure) and/or greenfield (smart solutions on a vacant area)
Once the Smart City Proposal developed by the city is selected in the challenge, its implementation would be undertaken through constitution of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)