Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) on Saturday organized a workshop on the project of "Smarter and Digital Delhi", with a purpose to discuss challenges and explore solutions to problems such as traffic management, public transport, parking, pollution, waste management, health, safety, public grievances, sports facilities, solar energy, administration and governance, housing, corruption, employment, trade, education, infrastructure and others.
The workshop also enabled the Delhi Dialogue Commission to have discussions with the researchers and technologists on the contemporary issues.
Moreover, public suggestions were also presented before the Government of Delhi. It had already been assured that practically feasible ideas will be taken up for the implementation.
Moreover, people with the smartest solutions were awarded with gifts and certificates.
Where the Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia, addressing the audience said, "Smarter & digital India is a good idea however we need smart people to implement it. We need dreamers to actually achieve this vision. Once the dreamers do their work, leaders & investors will follow automatically. Technology, buildings & computers do not make city smarter, we need smart people & smart societies to make a digital society. We look forward to actual implementation of the ideas and projects discussed today."
Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Director of IIIT-Delhi, said, "It was an interactive workshop to discuss the major issues that Delhi is facing today. We feel that addressing these issues and ensuring public participation in providing implementable solutions to make Delhi – the best place to live.”