| |February 20185VOL 1 · ISSUE 4 · FEBRUARY - 2018Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quoted, "I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets."The urban sentiments have only evolved since time immemorial. Every city, from the government level to an individual level has longed for a comfortable lifestyle. In those times of fluctuating desires for comfort and security, we as humans have evolved to seek comfort in technology. Now as Indians, we can take pride for the Bronze-age Indus Valley that had one of the most sophisticated and advanced road and sewage systems one can possibly imagine to have been accomplished back in those times. We have come a long way now, and sadly enough we lost pace somewhere in between. The Smart city initiatives we have started in 2016, could have been taken a little more earlier. Nevertheless, we've taken the first step.According to a report released by the Minister of Urban and Housing Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, 148 projects have been completed till date under India's Smart Cities Mission. Besides this, 407 projects have started work, and another 237 projects are in the tendering stage. Well those are some positive facts to chew upon for now. Besides, from improving the quality of life coupled by a clean and sustainable environment and e-governance, India is placed under the silhouette of desiring to turn their architectural assets into responsive assets to aid its quest for rapidly expanding urbanization. The Smart City Mission recently launched by the ministry of urban development is quite detailed and comprehensive. The various models for city level development, namely, retrofitting, redevelopment and green field development have also been explained as has been the financing model and relative contributions from the respective governments and the private sector. The only aspect which has not been spelt out in detail is e-governance and information & communication technology (ICT) enabled solutions, without which no smart city implementation can be complete.However, CIO Insider's cover feature for the month of February- CMS Computers has a country wide acceptance when it comes to ace class ICT technologies and sound expertise in eGovernance. We have brought together several other recommended players who are making the journey a little less complicated than it already is. Take a tour, and feel free to connect with us. Emmanuel Christi DasEditoremmanuel@cioinsiderindia.comThe Journey Has Gotten Slower Office Editorial queries editor@cioinsiderindia.comAdvertising queriessales@cioinsiderindia.comBangaloreTel 080 46441103 To subscribeVisit www.cioinsiderindia.com/magazine-in or send email to: subscription@cioinsiderindia.comCover price is Rs 150 per issueAshok KumarSales & MarketingRavi KalgiGroup Art DirectorMagendran PerumalCirculation ManagerEditorial TeamChitra MishraArchee Roy Vinisha PaivaAnitha TLakshmi GCIOInsiderNo. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugheshpalya, Bangalore-560017S Sivasankar SuanyaVisualizer PublisherEditorAlok ChaturvediEmmanuel Christi DasPrinted and published by Alok Chaturvedi on Behalf of SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Com-plex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published at No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2018 SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.Editorial
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