Upcoming smart city projects in India is likely to boost 5G, autonomous vehicle, drones, and robotics.
IT and Electronics sector in India is poised for massive growth and investments, and greenfield cities coming up under projects such as the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) must position themselves as R&D hubs and “sandbox” locations for up-and-coming technologies such as IoT, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) said speaking at a workshop on business opportunities in the DMIC project for IT/Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector.
He said that while the proposed industrial smart cities are providing ample space for existing technologies, they need to identify the ones with massive future potential and bring anchor clients for them, while simultaneously focusing on skill development to ensure manpower for these industries.
“Unlike congested urban spaces, in these new cities we can freely test and experiment with new technologies like 5G, or autonomous vehicles, drones and the latest in robotics. We need to announce to the world that there is something unique and different about the cities we are building,” Sawhney added.