Pune: The students of JSPM, Wagholi, have responded very pro-actively on their perspectives about the Smart City project. Vaishnavi Dethe, a student, said, “There should be increased use of solar energy, corridors, street lights, security cabins, parking lights should be sourced through solar energy and solar tiles can be used.”
The students shared their views about smart city and expressed their wish to have a mobile app should be introduced like IRCTC Mumbai, giving information to commuters about trains and other public transport, using sensor mapping in vehicles to save energy and resources, resettlement and rehabilitation of slums, increased use of biogas for energy and fertiliser purposes and frequency of buses should be increased.
Shikhar Srivastava said, “Transportation in the city should be planned and a route map or indicators should be installed in the buses to avoid chaos and to guide passengers.”
“The city should be made eco-friendly and safe for women. Our culture should be preserved and everybody should cooperate along with the officials.” said Mrs. Anita N Dubey, Principal of Bhivrabai Sawant Polytechnic College.
Dr Sachin Admane, Principal of Imperial College of Engineering and Research, said, “River front development and implementing the concept of ‘Zero Energy City’ are the prerogatives for Smart City.”