It will be part of US aided Smart City project

The first of its kind urban observatory in the country is likely to come up at Andhra University. And this will be part of the Smart City project that is being planned and designed by the USA.

Vice-Chancellor G. Nageswara Rao told The Hindu here on Friday A team from the USA and Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, had visited the university to finalise the modalities. 

According to Prof. Nageswara Rao, the USA had selected three cities Ajmer, Visakhapatnam and Varanasi to develop as smart cities and as a pilot project the first urban observatory will be set-up at Andhra University in the city.


The observatory will focus on geo mapping and assimilating and analysing data pertaining various aspects such as pollution levels, environment, civic issues and socio economic aspects, he said.