Smart city just like any other city in India, is facing same problems of exponential population growth, traffic congestion, water logging, worn-down roads, high pollution rate. City lies in sub-tropical climate zone hence faces heavy rainfall which causes water logging in low lying areas . This water logging causes deterioration of roads and results in further addition to traffic problems.
As the city is facing exponential population growth, its population has tripled in the last 30 yrs. Because of exponential population growth, increased city size and high economic growth ,as well as erratic settlement of population, private ownership of vehicle has increased fifteen fold. Due to increasing number of vehicles, lots of problems have added themselves in the list. Traffic congestion and pollution have become common characteristics of the city. According to a survey, 4 lakh liters of fossil fuel getís wasted everyday due to idling of vehicles at the congestion points. On comparing these figures with the 1996 fuel pricing, everyday losses come out to be about Rupees 82 lakhs per day and 2,99,30,00,000 crores annually. But observing these figures at a larger scale, we will see that it will come out to Rupees 2,99,30,00,000 crores + pollution + health hazard + nature destruction.
Hence any investment that will be able to reimburse such losses, no matter how much it costís, will be able to justify its cost incurred.