By Navin Mittal
Author is Finance Secretary, Government of Telangana, India. email@example.com.
Hyderabad is a digitally advanced city and it has been in the forefront in using digitisation for managing its waste, traffic and revenue collection apart from overall infrastructural progress. However, the city is yet to overcome the constraints of geographical extent to become the next ‘smart city’.
In the last couple of years, smart cities has become the buzzword in India’s citified parlance. Urban development professionals are engaged in not only trying to zero in on the exact definition of a smart city but also analysing living examples of the possible components in this regard, both within and outside the country. States are vying with each other in the run-up to make it to the smart cities list. The present government has been focussing on building new...