Delhi's smart city plans

Published on May 25, 2015 17:56:56 PM

The Delhi government wants to make the national capital a smart city by integrating transport, health and power sector services using the internet. The move is aimed at ending corruption and increasing efficiency.

The government is planning to introduce a service which will enable users to access government documents through the internet.

According to Parliamentary Secretary to minister of IT, Adarsh Shastri, they are in process of identifying various services through which one can sit at home or office and take a printout with proper authentication and digital signature, instead of taking a day off to go to government office for services like birth and death certificates.

The government is planning to integrate buses, autos, cabs and metro all together and issue a single card, which can be used to access all transport modes.

In the health sector, the government is planning to give health cards to each citizen that will hold entire data and medical history of the card holder.

The government is trying to introduce smart street lights that decide at what time how much light is needed, which can save 30 per cent of light, according to Shastri.

Shastri also said that smart meters can be installed which will communicate directly with billing system and if a user generates power through solar panel and generates one KW of energy at home in a day and daily consumption is three KW, then user will be billed for only two KW.