Upgradation of the Existing Urban Infrastructure to Achieve Standards of Comprehensively Developed Smart City


Pradnya B. Ghavle , G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur; Dr. B. V. Khode, GHRCE, Nagpur


Smart City, India, Nagpur, Smart City Model, Maxwell’s Interactive Research Model, Vayusena Nagar, Rejuvenation of Lake, Capacity Loss, Usable Capacity


A smart city is that city which uses technology to make most favorable utilization of resources to build cities more efficient, people-centric and sustainable. If we observe, in the two last decades, urban infrastructure in most of the Indian cities has been in many aspects upgraded. Current expressways, flyovers, bridges and airports can be traced at most of the big cities in the country. But, the urban services quality has not kept rate of knots with the population explosion into our major urban centers. Overcrowding leaded to space crunch, which is resulted due to lack of scientific and effective utilization of spaces. A smart city is accredited by smartness all along multiple parameters, with smart governance executing a master role in assisting each of them. Government of India has taken an initiative to build up 100 cities as smart cities. Main gears of development based on area within the Smart Cities Mission includes city enhancement (retrofitting), replenishment of city (redevelopment) and city extensions (Greenfield development/growth) along with an initiative of Pan-city development which confirms covering larger parts of the city, Smart Solutions are applied. In this paper, research is carried out in Orange city- Nagpur. In the year 1818 fort built on the twin hills of Sitabuldi, the town is dominated by the British, located at centre of the city. Zone 2 Dharampeth, is studied for this research among 10 main zones of the city. Research design, adopted is Maxwell’s Interactive model which both had order, nor directionality and would facilitate us to not only expand an understanding of the definite structure of our study, but also to graph our study and carry it out (Maxwell 2005). To craft a smart city, this paper studies the strategic outline identified four broad escalation direct solutions: building a new sustainable city, movement people and not of vehicles, achieving accomplishment in providing citizen services, and reformation economy.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I30260
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2016
Page(s): 192-203

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