Steps to Transform Hyderabad into a Smart City: KTR

HYDERABAD: In the wake of the Centre announcing to fund smart cities across the nation, the Telangana State Government is gearing up to transform Hyderabad into a smart city in the near future.

The government also plans to make the country’s 29th state to be made a smart city by taking suitable recommendations from the global companies that offer the most surpassing advices. To give a fillip at this direction, the state government was going ahead, and a swift move is on the cards to compete with Dubai and Los Angeles in making smart the pearl city of Hyderabad, IT Minister K T Rama Rao has said.

Speaking at a workshop on “Smart Solutions – Smart Societies” here attended by IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjanon Monday, Rao maintained that Telangana would be made into a smart state in the near future.

“The State government will take smart decisions to make Hyderabad and the state smarter”, he remarked. He exuded confidence that the startup companies have been playing a key role in their own domains and would certainly come up with innovative and smarter solutions. The state government has taken a decision to conduct an international seminar on “Smart Development” in Hyderabad next month, Rao said.

A team of officials will make a visit to the smart cities across the world and take some inputs from those places to come up with even better ideas, he stated. Rao also maintained that the state government would adopt a strategy to ensure that the plan is perfectly implemented to make the city a global destination with better connectivity, facilities and infrastructure.

“Unless we encourage startup companies offering smart solutions, the purpose will not serve”, he remarked. The smart development seminar will focus on taking up smart solutions to transform Hyderabad into a smarter city and make the state a golden Telangana, Rao averred. (NSS)

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