The government has signed a pact with Cisco Systems and Paradigm Mtuity (a global tech solutions partner for Cisco) to plan “Smart City Hyderabad” by identifying relevant technology interventions for Hyderabad with the pilot project to be implemented near the Hi-Tec City area.
IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao was present at the formal signing of the pact with the firms’ representatives along with the IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan and GHMC Commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy here on Thursday.
The project will showcase the real benefit of implementing smart solutions and the impact of technology on the society and human well being. Smart WiFi, parking enforcement, lighting, transport, kiosks, remote expert governance services, citizen services portal and citizen App will be some of the uses to be tried out.
Earlier this year in April, a memorandum of understanding was signed among the three parties as also the T-Hub to foster innovation in Internet of Things and Smart Cities in the presence of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and the IT Minister. The present Smart Cities pact too comes on the heels of the previous MoU, a press release said. Mr. Rao said the results of the pilot phase will be carefully studied by key government officials to advise Cisco & Mtuity on the technology interventions relevant for bigger expansion across multiple pockets of the twin cities.