State capital ranked 19th safest city in the world

Bhubaneswar: The capital city of Orissa, Bhubaneswar has been ranked 19th in the list of top 20 safe cities of the world.
The Global Smart City Performance Index-2017 released by Juniper Research March 12 has ranked Bhubaneswar 19th in terms of safety vis-à-vis crime levels, mortality and law enforcement services’ efforts to deal with these challenges.
Besides being the only smart city of the country to find place in the list of top 20 cities, Bhubaneswar has also been ranked 20th in three other categories – mobility (urban transport systems, including public and private transport as well as non-motorised transport solutions), health (healthcare services for citizens, which include access to services as well as performance) and productivity (policies of the city planners and use of technologies to promote citizen productivity, democratisation of services and wealth distribution).
In addition, Bhubaneswar, also known as the Temple City, earlier the capital city had won National Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017 from the American Planning Association (APA). Moreover, Bhubaneswar was the second runners-up at the World Smart City Awards-2016 in Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Singapore has been declared the top global smart city by the market research firm – Juniper Research. The Asian city has beat New York and London to achieve this honour. Of the cities surveyed, Singapore not only ranked as the top “smart city” but also came out tops in all of the key areas measured.
With regard to mobility, the study revealed that the use of IoT-enabled infrastructure in Singapore, such as applied smart and connected traffic solutions used by the Land Transport Authority, may save drivers up to 60 hours a year.
San Francisco and London were ranked second and third in this area for their respective efforts to use technology solutions to curb mobility-related issues such as traffic congestion.
The Global Smart City Performance Index, which is sponsored by global technology player Intel, ranks the top 20 global smart cities vis-à-vis the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and connected services across four key areas: mobility, healthcare, public safety and productivity. The study undertaken by Juniper found that the top 20 global smart cities possess the potential to save individuals for about 125 hours every year.
Releasing the study Monday, Juniper Research’s head of forecasting and consultancy, Windsor Holden said, “We can’t overlook the importance of the real human benefits that smart cities have. Connected communities, municipal services and processes have a powerful impact on a citizen’s quality of life.”


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