This is also a smart ideaA smart city is really a great idea; everybody was talking about it in the town and as soon as the city of Dehradun got in the list of getting a chance of becoming a smart city. The talk became burning sensation in the town. But everybody has his own visualization of a smart city for some it was a city with proper infrastructure with all the facilities, for some it was a clean city with cleanliness all around, for some it was a city with superfast internet connectivity but no one had a clear cut idea.
And one day the government asked all the local public to send their ideas through models and sketches of the smart city they perceive. Most of the models included the same things as good transportation and superfast connectivity.
Rajesh a civil engineer also developed his modal for the competition with well-planned building structure surrounded by trees and parks, schools and cars moving here and there on a modal overall a city with all the luxuries in it.The city looked so good from outside but he thought something is missing in the city which should be eye-catching about the city, but wasn't able to identify what it is exactly.
He was lost in thought suddenly his 12-year nephew Raj entered the room and saw the modal as if it is a toy and asked Uncle don't you think this much numbers of cars will create so much pollution in the city. I have read about the noise pollution and air pollution which these cars create in my environmental science class, can't we find a solution to make our city as beautiful as it is in the modal without these cars polluting it.
So Rajesh asked his nephew so My little protestor what do you propose to make our city smart without cars, Raj went back running to his room and brought his toy who was riding a bicycle and placed that instead of cars and said don't you think uncle our city will still look smart.
Aren't bicycle users smart?
Rajesh was mesmerized by his nephew's idea and said yes they are smarter people and we have to make everyone smarter like you and replace all these cars with the bicycle or less polluting vehicles.
And Rajesh finally got the eye-catching factor he was missing and then sent his modal with the bicycle as a common vehicle to be used in the city for nearby distances and cars only for the distant purpose to the ministry.
His modal is still under consideration but Rajesh was highly satisfied with the innovative ideas the new generation like his nephew is coming up with, and how a smart city can mean so many things for so many people.