Aligned with its mission to help cities across India become more productive, innovative and livable, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), in partnership with Cisco, Quantela Inc, ESRI and AWS today announced the inauguration of a state-of-the-art India Urban Observatory in New Delhi. The first-of-its-kind observatory will leverage data analytics to optimize city operations, improve governance and enhance economic performance of cities across the country.

Housed at Nirman Bhawan, MoHUA, New Delhi, the observatory was inaugurated by Hardeep S. Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; in the presence of Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA; Kunal Kumar, Jt. Secretary, MoHUA along with other government dignitaries and industry representatives including Harish Krishnan, Managing Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagements, Cisco India & SAARC and Sridhar Gadhi CEO & MD, Quantela Inc among others.

The India Urban Observatory will collect data from various IoT devices and sensors, the Integrated Command & Control Center (ICCC) and other urban indicators and analyze them to generate insights for all stakeholders and city planners.