A rich cultural heritage mingled with a strong economic base helped the “Temple City” to secure first position in the India Smart Cities challenge. Bhubaneswar has been the proud participant of the competition held to improve the lives of citizens. The main purpose is to inspire innovations in cities and promote economic opportunities in the country.
Bhubaneswar is a smart city humming with cluster of magnificent temples, legendary history and culture. This modern city has been designed by German architect Otto Konigsberger with an endeavour to shape the city in serving as an administrative centre for the state. It outshone all the other cities and emerged as a hub for education, health and information technology.
The city took extra mile in achieving distinctions such as:
The Smart cities Mission focuses on improving the quality of life of people by bringing in technology advancements and economic growth. Each city has to plan and create its own goals keeping in mind their geography/settings. Bhubaneswar has already embarked its successful journey by being the first winner in the challenge. The city has started drafting the Smart City proposal with a comprehensive citizen-driven approach. This proposal is a brain-child of the citizens, BMC, other governmental and civil society citizens accompanied with rigorous brainstorming, idea generation and project visualisation. Here is a detailed plan to promote Smart growth:
As it is said “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. Bhubaneswar has planned it all to shine as a winner in whatever it does.Let’s put our hands together and celebrate the achievement of the city .Now it’s a high time to turn their proposal dreams into reality and bring about the change the city always wanted to see.