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Private firms lay out plans to living easier in Noida

The initiative by corporate firms is aimed at instilling better civic sense among residents

noida Updated: Jul 14, 2017 21:31 IST
Preety Acharya
Five corporate houses gave a presentation to the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar on ways to improve the education system, manage traffic and spread awareness on government schemes with new technology.
Five corporate houses gave a presentation to the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar on ways to improve the education system, manage traffic and spread awareness on government schemes with new technology.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT FILE PHOTO)

Five corporate houses gave a presentation to the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar on ways to improve the education system, manage traffic and spread awareness on government schemes with new technology.

Ericsson, HCL Technologies, Bosch, Easygov and Tavant gave the presentation on Friday.

“These firms are taking the initiative out of social responsibility, to bring in a better civic sense among people and authorities. We need new technology to address issues smoothly and keep pace with developments,” said BN Singh, district magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar.

Bosch is planning to introduce software to streamline traffic movement at the Sector 18 signal. The software will help in identifying people who jump traffic signals and break other rules. The process of streamlining traffic in Sector 18 signal has been started and is expected to be implemented soon, officials said. CCTV cameras will also be installed at the signal for implementing the software to efficiently streamline traffic.

“If we can penalise those breaking traffic rules with the help of advanced software, it will help in spreading a message among citizens that rules should be followed for the betterment of everybody. If Bosch manages to resolve traffic issues at Sector 18 with the help of software, we will try to apply it at other signals also,” Singh said.

HCL Technologies will be working with 30 schools to introduce modern learning methods to make it education progressive and hassle-free for students. The company will be showing how to use software for content development. Students will also be taught to effectively use electronic tablets, officials said.

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Ericsson is also aiming to introduce advanced software to improve the current system education system.

Easygov is planning to introduce a platform to bring all government schemes under one umbrella to make it easy for the citizens to understand the nitty-gritty of the procedures in applying for government schemes, officials said. It will also help officials keep a tab on people applying under various government policies.

Tavant is planning to generate awareness about various health, transport and education related issues on social media platforms.

Officials said that despite a wide array of projects, all the initiatives pertain to the implementation aspect to improve efficiency.