It is a citizens effort in participatory panning of his city. The idea behind / goal of CITIZENS INITIATIVE FOR SMART CITY PORT BLAIR is to
Practice participatory planning. What we have achieved is that we are able to demonstrate that its possible using new communication modes & tools like facebook; Though there was a will among the coordinator, members of group and PBMC officials, it could not happen in a desired way due to lack of quality internet connectivity.
Change the focus from conventional development models and move towards THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION COMPLIANT ECONOMY. You will find the SMART CITY PROPOSAL - Citizens Initiative's objective in synergy with TIR Compliance. It would also fulfill additional agenda of MOUD; Govt of India.
Highlight the fact that there is a need to have customized solution, we cannot be taken for granted for ever. It cannot be a COPY-PASTE job. When a foreign company starts work in India, it either spends years before establishing or takes an Indian partner / hires Indians. Unfortunately in case of consultants working in the islands, neither they spend time to get a feel of the place nor do they spend money to hire local resources.