Ans. Visakhapatnam will be the first city to be taken up for development as a ‘smart city’ by Cisco Systems.
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Cisco informed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu that its development model for Visakhapatnam would be adopted in the other ‘smart cities’ — Allahabad and Ajmer.
Cisco has also evinced interest in working on disaster management technologies as the state is hit by at least two cyclones every year.
Cisco would focus on setting up a skill development centre and providing training through its global talent tracker. The company is also keen on working with the state government to digitise education and healthcare.