India: According to an estimate, by 2025, India will have 30 cities with more than 10 million residents. By this calculation, the Indian government’s audacious plan of building 100 smart cities will enable better living for citizens besides driving economic growth.
Cisco’s technology and solutions for smart cities have been implemented in India like elsewhere in the world and are helping offer better citizen services, foster innovation and generate more jobs. As a result, the govt. of Andhra Pradesh, in association of Cisco, has created India’s longest smart street, “The Golden Mile” in Vijayawada.
The 3kms stretch has several smart services integrated that can make the citizen’s life easier, with 35 Wi-Fi access points that offers a bandwidth of up to 2 Mbps; facility of connecting more than 1500 people to Internet at a time; or its 240 smart lights that ensures an energy efficient lighting experience along the Golden Mile Stretch.
Advanced motion sensors and software application controlled by The Cisco City Digital Platform help adjust luminosity and ensure efficiency. 10 parking sensors deployed to ease traffic congestion help manage parking by providing visibility into real-time availability of parking spots.The stretch is equipped with 4 motion sensors to help detect traffic violations, traffic movement and number plate recognition.
The Golden Mile is also equipped with an environmental sensor to monitor the air quality in the area andCisco has deployed a total of 98 cameras with IP camera application management features that ensure safety and security across the stretch.
With the Golden Mile Project setting the tone for similar projects in Andhra Pradesh and the country, Vijayawada is fast-being recognized as the Global city of the future.