The National Smart City Mission is a sustainable and citizen-friendly urban development programme envisaged by the Government of India. In this mission, 100 smart cities are expected to be developed across India by the year of 2023. It has been observed that cities play a pivotal role in the social and economic development of a country. However, they do have a negative impact on the environment. The United Nations Population Fund estimates that 50% of the world’s population- around 3.3 billion people, live in urban areas. This figure is expected to grow to 70% by 2050. Our megacities are already over-populated and poorly designed, making them hotspots for higher greenhouse gas emissions that have a devastating impact on the wider environment.  

Smart Cities are defined as those which have a strong governance-oriented approach, encourage the participation of citizens, focus time and resources on technology and have a well laid out infrastructural facility which enables transportation linkages, mixed land usage, responding to economic and environmental needs.

Modern smart cities are instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent cities. ‘Instrumented’ means the capability to capture large amounts of real- world data through sensors, metres, mobile applications, appliances etc. ‘Interconnected’ refers to the use of this data for computing purposes and sharing it with citizens.‘Intelligent’ means using complex algorithms, modelling, and optimisation services to make better operational decisions.

Some of the smart solutions which are key to a smart city include e-governance, citizen services, energy management, waste management, water management, urban mobility, and livelihood opportunities..

Modern Solutions for Smart Cities:

New Material Business provides aesthetic solutions that respond to broader smart city needs:

Infrastructure for Community Parks and Road Islands

Community Parks with modern facilities are typical of a smart city. These include open gymnasiums, modular toilets, architectural fencing, small bridges over water bodies, community seating arrangements along with sensor-based and energy-efficient lighting facilities that create ambience and mood.  Decorative road islands with modern sculptures are also an integral part of such cityscapes.

New Material Business employs FRP to develop customised infrastructural solutions that ensure long corrosion-free life with low maintenance, thus reducing recurring costs and proving to be efficient and eco-friendly.

Other usage areas:

  • FRP Electrical and Smart Poles
  • FRP Translucent Poles
  • FRP Bridges
  • Gazebos
  • Modular Toilets
  • Benches
  • Fences

Resources

Smart Cities
Smart solutions for smart cities

FRP Bridges
Ultra-Durable with Lower Life Cycle Cost

FRP Poles
Adding New Light to Urban Infrastructure

FRP Modular Toilets
Sustainable Footsteps Towards a Healthier Tomorrow