Naya Raipur has won the Best Smart City Initiative award at the fourth Smart Cities Expo held in New Delhi. The Expo was co-organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation, Nasscoms Center of Excellence for the Internet of Things (CoE-IoT). Naya Raipur was especially recognised for its control and command centre.
The awards were presented to 19 winners under 17 categories. Pune Municipal Corporation received 3 prominent awards, i.e. Energy, Smart SPV and Water Project Award. The Public Private Partnership Award was received by BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. & BSES Yamuna Power Ltd. The Safe city Award was given to Rajkot Smart City. Naya Raipur was awarded the honor of Smart City. The Urban Mobility Award was given to Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. and the Municipal Solid Waste Management award was given to Tech Mahindra depicting as a prime example that Smart cities functions will thrive on public private partnership.
A jury of 7 eminent members, having vast experience and knowledge on the subject of smart cities across various categories such as water, education, infrastructure, etc., selected the winners.
The three day event at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 23-25 May 2018, Smart Cities India 2018 expo, was an event of five major verticals that make up our smart city framework û Buildings, Solar, Smart Cities, Transport and Water. The vision of the Expo was to help develop attractive and safe cities that evoke pride, passion and a sense of belonging among citizens.