As the global urbanization is on constant rise, it is estimated that at least 2/3rd of the global population will shift to urban areas by the year 2050. So, it has become a priority for the worldwide authorities to seek a solution to this exponential urban expansion and make our cities livable, sustainable and inclusive. The cities must be efficient enough to make use of the limited resources, resilient enough to absorb all kinds of shocks, adaptable and scalable to change.
Smart City Mission in India
India is no exception here and looking at this unprecedented urban expansion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched "100 Smart Cities Mission (SCM)" on 25 June 2015 with a mission of driving economic growth and enhancing the urban quality of life. In the words of MoHUA (Ministry of Housing and Urban Areas), the aim of SCM is to create the cities that work for the people.
MoHUA defined certain parameters on which the smart cities can be designed and developed to ensure livability and sustainability. These are
Based on these parameters, the blueprint of Wave City- India’s first operational hi-tech smart city on NH-24, Ghaziabad was planned and implemented. It is now rated as one of the most well planned smart cities in North India.
Wave City- India’s First Operational Hi-Tech Smart City
With cutting-edge smart technology, Wave City has ensured the successful implementation of government’s smart city vision. An efficient and judicious use of resources is the hallmark of Wave City’s establishment of a world-class smart city mission.
With the following amenities and smart features, Wave City establishes itself as an eminent township
Central Command Center
The Central Command Center coordinates and monitors the important functions of the entire township like Smart Electric Grid, Weather Station, Water Management System, Air Quality Measurement, Cooking Gas Distribution, Solid Waste Management, Homeland Security Management, City Portal Traffic, and Transportation Management, and Street Light Automation that keeps Wave City going on in its day-today functions.
Water Management System
Wave City’s Smart Water Management System ensures a judicious utilization of water. The residents get the facilities like 24×7 water availability, regular water quality checks, online recharge system, pay as per the usage with smart metering system, along with correcting the issues like automatic water leakage detection with effective complaint management system. This way Water as a resource in Wave City is valued and conserved for future generations.
Cooking Gas Management
Smart Cooking Gas Management in Wave City provides multiple facilities to the residents with minimum hassle. Residents get many benefits with this smart system
Traffic and Transportation Management
The Intelligent traffic management system in Wave City ensures that the residents don’t end up losing their precious hours due to traffic congestion. The traffic management system ensures that the traffic flow remains smooth and there is reduced pollution in environment. The other features that provide a convenient transportation system to the residents, like-
City Portal/ Residents App
Digitization as one of the prominent criteria of a Smart City, Wave City has launched its own resident app that helps the residents to smartly address their grievances and requirements by providing quicker updates using the app insights and analytics. Wave City’s City portal helps the residents in various services that makes their life smooth and convenient, like
Smart Electric Grid
Wave City believes in efficient energy consumption with Smart Grid system. The electricity consumption can be tracked and managed efficiently with following provisions
Solid Waste Management
Wave City’s smart organic waste management system ensures that the organic waste undergoes efficient conversion to reduce the emission of Co2 in the atmosphere and keep the area green.
Street Light Automation
The street light automation system ensures that Wave City is all lit up at dusk and the street lights automatically go off at day break. This efficient street light system will avoid any kind of human error and will ensure that all units of street light work in sync with each other.
The Information & Communication Technology at Wave City keeps the residents updated with the slightest change in temperature and air quality. It is a smart way to stay a step ahead of the unpredictable weather conditions, like dangerous Wind Chill, the storm warning and Heat Wave. The weather alarms notify the residents about such changes constantly.
Homeland Security Management
Wave City will be a mini, secure world that will utilize advanced technologies to increase the safety and security of residents, as well as provide them with advanced services to increase their quality of life. It provides security management at three levels that makes Wave city one of the safest place to live.
Wave City’s adoption of Smart City model ensures that the residents enjoy a maximum living with the technology aided lifestyle. It has set up an inspiring success story of a smart city standards which is now followed as a suit by peers.
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