Bhubaneswar ranks among the top 20 global smart cities in terms of the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and connected services across four key areas - mobility, healthcare, public safety and productivity, the survey said.
He said in a statement "This is personally a poignant moment for me as I remember the super cyclone of 1999 and how far we have come since then. Our cultural heritage, warmth and hospitality of our people coupled with modern amenities make this city a unique urban experience."
Patnaik said the people have continuously blessed the BJD government and reposed faith in its governance.
The government will continue its efforts at making Bhubaneswar a truly global city and one of the best places to live in, he added.
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