PUNE- AN EMERGING SMART CITY
Government has taken initiative to develop few of the major cities of India like Pune, Jaipur, Surat, Kochi etc. The Government is planning to transform these cities into smart cities by developing world class infrastructure, creating more job opportunities and enhancing lifestyle. These planned cities are the business hubs of India. Development of these cities will not only boost business but also helps tourism industry improving India’s image globally in terms of Real Estate.
Following are the few characteristics of Pune smart city development:
House at reasonable prices
Pune constitutes 40% poverty of total population in that city and they contribute to economic growth. Thus, Shelter becomes their prime objective. Therefore, it is decided to build 20,000 houses in coming 10 years.
This characteristic of Pune Smart City, is to bring up new technologies or upgrade present technologies, to improve the physical infrastructure of the organizations supporting principles of sustainable development. It comprises of transport and water supply as the main projects.
Smart city plan in Pune has come up with new idea of start-ups, to provide challenging job opportunities for the young population as they are technically skilled, due to many well-known universities in Pune.
A Transit zone
Poor connectivity leads to a barrier to public transport. Therefore, Pune smart city project has decided to make it functional with Metro, BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System) etc. to provide a good connection with public transports and thus making travelling easier.
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