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Improving air quality in Indian smart cities - Part1 - The needs

As per GOI, there is no specific definition of "A Smart City". The definition or the guidelines to define a Smart City will change from city to city, state to state and country to country. More information regarding smart city as per GOI guidelines can be found out at their website According to Wikipedia, A smart city uses information and communication technologies (ICT) to  a. Enhance quality, performance and interactivity of urban services b. To reduce costs and resource consumption  c. To improve contact between citizens and government. One example of interaction between services could be putting the drainage clearance by civic authorities on areas likely to receive heavy rainfall. Another example could be a commuter receiving alerts for possible traffic jam points depending on real time weather data. Even information, like, "is it likely to rain today in the CBD" can also be useful. Such examples enhance quality of urban