The project was launched with an ambition to project Nagpur as the model city of smart cities in the nation. The state government is keen to set a benchmark with its ambitious plan to install 1200 kilometres of optic fibre, 4000 CCTV cameras across the city,136 Wi-Fi hotspots and over 100 digital kiosks and smart streets.
Tech-advancement in Nagpur, enabled the the citizens there to get glimpses and bits of the launch program, live. The state government is creating the enables facility permanent to alert citizens in all parts of the city from the city’s central control room.
During the launch, Chief Minister of Maharashtra said: “With an integrated infrastructure, IT backbone, most advanced cameras, we are committed to make Nagpur safe and smart city by March 2017.” In Mumbai,2 lakh e-challans already served to offenders for violating traffic rules.
He further said: “We are creating systems with minimum human intervention to avoid delays and for a transparent process & administration. All construction maps & 7/12 will be available online soon. This way, we will change entire administration into Smart and E-administration.”