New Delhi, Sept. 17 -- Covid-19 pandemic, which led to an extended lockdown and social distancing norms in place, has created the need for smarter services even more important. During this, some smart cities used access to integrated control and command centres to tackle the pandemic better.

Anindya Mallick, Partner, Deloitte India in this podcast said that smart cities stepped up and because of the investment made, there was a structure in place which made it easier for city management to make a quick turnaround.

The Smart Cities Mission is a flagship mission of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Union government. The aim is to create100 smart cities across the country. The deadline for this has been extended to 2021. The need for this is ...