HYDERABAD: The state government on Thursday signed an MoU with Cisco Systems to develop Hyderabad as a smart city. The smart city programme will be implemented as a pilot project.
The state government, Cisco Systems, a global major in planning, designing and implementation of Smart Cities, and Paradigm Mtuity, a global technology solutions partner for Cisco Systems had come together to plan 'Smart City Hyderabad' by identifying relevant technology interventions.
A preliminary MoU in this regard was signed in April to foster innovation in internet and Smart Cities between the state government, Cisco Systems, Paradigm Mtuity, and T Hub in the presence of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
The MoU signed on Thursday for the pilot project for Smart City comes on the heels of the erstwhile MoU signed in April, according to a release by the IT department.
The pilot project will be implemented near Hitech city to showcase real benefit of implementing smart solutions and the impact of technology on society and human well-being.
In due course of time, the results of the pilot phase will be studied by key government officials to advise Cisco and Mtuity on the technology interventions/ use cases most relevant for bigger expansion across multiple pockets of Hyderabad.
The pilot project includes implementation of smart wi-fi, smart parking, parking enforcement to detect no parking and violation events, smart lighting, smart transport, smart kiosks, remote expert governance services, citizen services portal and citizen app.