A city can be defined as ‘SMART’ when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action and engagement. The smart city concept essentially means efficiency. Therefore Palava meets all the requirements of a smart City. Here Palava City’s efficiency is based on the intelligent management and integrated ICTs and active citizen participation.
Efficiency goes hand in hand with sustainability – a salient feature of Palava, be it through treatment of water and sewage, use of renewable energy or an eco-friendly transport service. Palava already has 24×7 water and electricity while nearby areas continue to see shortage especially during peak summer months. Sustainability plays an important role in township like Palava.
Recognizing the value of involving citizens in the running of the city, Palava will be run by a not-for-profit City Council that will have representatives from the citizens of the city, and experts in city management as members. An Intelligent City Operations Centre at Palava will act as a centralized and integrated platform for citywide services and enable efficient city governance through the use of the latest ‘SMART’ technologies. Some of these technologies include a Palava e-Portal and smart cards.
Colonies are Pedestrian focused designed and is planned to be self-sufficient, with all daily needs met within a 5 to 10 minute walk from home and public services just 15 minutes away.
Being a Smart City, transportation sector has given smart and Intelligent services. The already operational Eco-drive buses provide service within the city and a state-of-the-art transport hub will connect with external transport facilities. The fleet management system will ensure efficient operation of public vehicles while system enablers which predict traffic will help prevent congestion. The Smart parking facilities will help citizens not to worry about their car parking.
Seven tier security system of Palava City is another prominent feature. Emergency response teams, video surveillance, a highly trained security force, street level panic alarm systems, and electronic access control and automatic firm alarm systems in buildings will ensure 24*7 safety.
A multi-specialty hospital affiliated to the university to encourage research and development, and pharmacies and clinics within a 10-minute walk from home will ensure world-class healthcare facilities at Palava. Palava City knows the Value of proper health care facilities.
Recreate spaces are important for a City. The Centre for Arts and Culture and river-front plazas, a 5 lacs sq. ft. mall with a multiplex, high-street retail and a 100-acre central park are just some of the numerous spaces in Palava that enable people to indulge in a range of pursuits and lead a prosperous life.
Sports And Physical Fitness:
An Olympic sports centre with facilities for sports like swimming, squash, tennis, and badminton Sports academies affiliated to professional academies like Golf Next at the 9-hole golf course. A world-class cricket stadium with a programme to be run by Cricket India Academy, the exclusive master right partner in India to run Cricket Education Program (CEP) designed by Cricket Australia (CA). Sports and Physical fitness play an important role in keeping Citizens healthy and Palava City has taken care of the Sports facilities.
Palava will be City of over 20 schools, few of them are Lodha World School and Shri Ram School. A world-class multi-disciplinary university and Schools has started good amount of academic sessions and parents are showing their happiness about their kids getting international academic facilities within their reach.
The Central Business District (CBD) will offer millions of square feet of world-class offices at competitive to have excellent business opportunities. Palava’s vision is to create high number of jobs (4 lacs) and other high-quality jobs across retail, education and more. This will make the vision of ‘walk to work’ for Palava citizens a reality.
With over 30,000 residential units sold, Palava is already home to thousands of happy families living with all facilities. Palava already has operational world class Educational facilities such as the Lodha World School and a preschool, sports facilities and training academies in clubhouses, a cricket ground, a FIFA standard football field and a 9-hole golf course.