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Bio Statement Prestige Smart City is an upcoming residential project by Prestige Group. It is located in Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. It consists of premium apartments in 1, 2 and 3 bedroom configurations. According to the developer, Prestige Smart City offers spacious apartments with luxurious features. The Prestige Smart City features with amenities like Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Children’s Play Area, Clubhouse, Badminton Court, Tennis Court, 24/7 Security and many more. Browse through this article to get all the information the other was an invisible technological grid laid over the entire city. Tiwari’s team proposed a bespoke, city-wide digital operating system: "It will have electricity, water, healthcare, birth-death, credit card data, traffic licensing, penalties," he said. Tiwari believes that, eventually, everybody will come to see the benefit of living in a "smart area", and be willing to pay for it. ] everyone is able to access any resource if he is able to pay for it. A mile or two east of Bilaspur’s municipal headquarters, at the banks of the Arpa river, are where the trash returns to town. I walked there the day after meeting Tiwari and saw a boy who was squatting behind a mound of trash, scoop up handfuls of acrid water to rinse himself. Cannonballing children leapt off a pipe jutting above the river’s surface. On the administration’s side of the river, where nicer buildings are located, a woman in a burkha came down the bank, passing pigs and an immobile drunk. She hitched up the hem of her clothing, and trod carefully on a submerged path through the treacly stream. The full details of the new city plan were still unknown to residents of Bilaspur, but as often happens, the more ominous parts were beginning to leak out. Tiwari said that land around the river would be acquired for the smart city. In exchange, residents would receive another plot nearby: a third of the size of the land they gave up, but according to him, worth much more with the knock-on effects of the smart city. "During Indira Gandhi’s time, they promised us a bridge here," said a man living beside the river, who declined to give his name. As he spoke, a boy rode up on a bicycle, wearing only red underwear. He stopped at the river’s edge and stared across, chewing a small red rag. "Look at this addict," the man said, as the boy turned to go. "Smell his rag." The cloth the boy was chewing reeked of turpentine. "Look at his chest - it will curve inward. All this will go inside him and his insides will get stuck. The boy, aged 14, nodded his head in agreement; he looked like he wanted someone to find him a place in the world. Then he mounted his cycle, rode it into the river, and fell off. City managers have become more aware of their cities. "This approach is different," the government’s release said. Each competing city had official webpages on a government-run website, where citizens were asked what kind of smart city they desired. The responses included working streetlights, better roads, regular garbage collection - the stuff of regular civic life. Bloomberg Philanthropies has said its aims would include giving "local officials … broad flexibility to develop approaches" that answered local needs. Last August, a shortlist of 98 cities was announced. Before the end of January, the first 20 winners of the smart city challenge will be revealed. A further 40 smart cities will be chosen the following year, and 40 more will follow the year after. 100m funds from the smart city programme over five years. The funding will increase substantially with matching funds from each state, and other government schemes to utilise. But greater than this competition is the pull of history: smart cities have long been imagined, but never defined. To help create the model, technology companies have forged smart city agreements, hosted smart city conferences, and arranged smart city meetings. In Bilaspur, Cisco said it would charge the town £2.6m for an information and communication technology platform. In addition, the planners had budgeted £6.7m to lay broadband fibre. Meetings were arranged with Siemens. "Even Google’s getting into smart cities," said one planner. Elsewhere, Microsoft, Ashoka University and the Indian School of Business have begun a "venture accelerator programme" focused on smart city solutions. Dheeraj Batra, who heads the business school’s incubator, said the accelerator would take a "very broad approach" to smart cities. 201m for exaggerated traffic forecasts for a failed toll road. There are others, such as "Aerotropolis", a sprawling real-estate project in West Bengal marketed as India’s first airport metropolis. As of now, it consists of a runway, a terminal, and roads surrounded by fields. Townland, the international consultancy (with headquarters in Hong Kong) behind Aerotropolis, is now one of the official consultants for Tiruchirappalli, a city in Tamil Nadu which is also known as Trichy. At a mandatory hearing with local stakeholders, the consultants were viewed as outsiders who couldn’t come to terms with this culture of the ancient temple town. Vijaykumar Sengottuvelan, a local architect, was disapproving: "I don’t think a consultant coming from outside can draw a plan for Trichy in the next 10 or 20 years. They’re totally unfamiliar with the nuances and identity of the place. ] Madhurai. They asked me what made Trichy unique," he said, seemingly a breath away from adding: "the heathens". Sengottuvelan agreed to be interviewed soon after a smart city consultation with citizens had been held. "They said the city will have IT companies," he explained. At the meeting, he and other stakeholders worried about the proposal. "We said that the identity of the city should be respected; that whatever development has to happen should focus on strengthening these identities, rather than making every city the same. The proposal for Tiruchirappalli was less gated community, more a weird mix of marketing speak and emotional pandering. ] economically weaker section", and health monitoring apps "especially for pregnant ladies". "As stakeholders, we know what the city lacks. The question about technology’s dominance in smart cities is surely the tip of a deeper concern: who decides what a city’s priorities should be? In 1992, an amendment to India’s constitution devolved power to city governments. People affected by city life, the thinking went, should have a say in city affairs. The urban ministry’s approach to smart cities swings the other way. "The cities programme nudges us toward information technology, rather than local government," said Pavan Srinath, the head of policy research at the Takshashila Institution. "I think, for a city like New York, where problems have been solved, putting sensors on sewage pipes is a wonderful idea. " his voice trailed off, leaving scepticism to fill the void. The planners and architects I met, who initially saw the smart cities programme as an opportunity to examine the deficiencies of existing cities, also feared the course it seemed to be taking. "We have the opportunity to not make mistakes," Biju Kuriakose, a Chennai architect, said. "But you have an American in Indonesia as the consultant for Trichy. The logic is, they know smart cities. In Raipur, a two-hour drive from Bilaspur, in a mouldy room at the district headquarters, the consultants frowned at their spreadsheets; the numbers were startlingly small. A junior planner, one of the group’s workhorses, read out the cost of touchscreen kiosks and his manager, a senior planner, smiled. "35,000 rupees for a touch display is not possible. Tiwari stretched out on a chair, conserving his energy for later presentations. These final days of the bidding process involved winning the approval of the people most likely to be affected by the smart cities programme: government employees. The next meeting was two hours away. "Everyone is creating their own platform," Tiwari said. "Cisco is, Microsoft is, IBM is, Infosys is. The question is, who is going to deliver the right mix? Tiwari said the organisation he worked for hoped to lay a fibre network and leave the very last stretch, the part that reached homes and offices, open to whatever technology people adopted. "The network will belong to the governing company. Tiwari’s phone kept buzzing in the silence. He answered every call. On a wall behind the planners, a diagram consisting of clouds and arrows reminded them that technology, energy, people and the economy were bound to each other. Tiwari is comfortable with technology’s complexities. "I had access to tech a long time ago. Always. Others did too, but they weren’t enamoured by it. We had a BBC Micro in college." He was fascinated by the Raspberry Pi, and said that the openness of his smart city system would allow citizens to plug in devices such as the Pi for their own use.