Microsoft Selects Surat For Its First ‘Smart City’ Project

Software giant Microsoft Corp has selected Surat  as its city of choice to develop the area as India’s first ‘smart city’. The smart city initiative is a part of Microsoft’s CityNext initiative that was launched last year.

The Smart City initiative will use a variety of technologies that would include cloud technology, mobile applications, data analytics and social networks and provide the citizens of the city with a real-time data of all civic services in the area. The project is slated to kick start by the end of May, 2014.

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