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Jaipur collaborates with Cisco for smart city initiative

NEW DELHI: Jaipur is all set to transform itself into a Smart+Connected city in collaboration with technology solutions provider Cisco.

The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has chosen to develop smart city infrastructures that will improve the efficiency and quality of services received by its 3.5 million residents and over 40 million tourists who visit the city every year.

JDA will set up the digital infrastructure to offer citizens amenities including connected transport, interactive kiosks, wireless broadband, safety and security services, traffic management and environmental updates. The organisation will install an urban platform of sensors which allows for the sharing of information, giving added value to citizens.

It will also set up a Command and Control Centre as well as a Response Control Room to manage the city with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

With this launch, Jaipur becomes one of the first state capitals in India to showcase a comprehensive roadmap to become a world-class smart city, a release said.

The Digital India program of the government is focused on the digital empowerment of citizens, where infrastructure will be offered as a utility to every citizen, governance and services would be on demand, and citizens would be digitally empowered.

Shikhar Agarwal, Commissioner of Jaipur Development Authority, said, “We are happy to have Cisco on board for this transformative project and are certain that we will benefit from the experience and expertise Cisco brings through the numerous smart city projects they have undertaken globally.”

Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Sales, Growth Verticals, Cisco India and SAARC, said, “We are excited to work with JDA to help enable a city as historic as Jaipur become one of the first and most ambitious city-wide brownfield smart city projects in India. We have pioneered the concept of smart cities through our Smart+Connected Communities and have the experience of working on similar brownfield projects in Barcelona and Hamburg.”

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