The procedure allows to create a priority queue for the sewage system's cleaning calendar. This enables local officials to make decisions quickly and efficiently. Employees in the field can be guided by their managers to the next location they are needed at automatically through the app. The citizens take their role very seriously and commit themselves to the future of their home city: A total of 86.000 people participated in the pilot run of MuCitySavior in Bhubaneswar. Even students from schools and universities volunteered in the first days to help with the gathering of data. Citizens already downloaded the app more than 400 times over the course of the first week.
Flexible and future-proof Open Source Technology
Through the integrated platform MuCitySavior aids the city administration in deploying their existing financial and personnel resources efficiently and where they are needed the most. During monsoon season this approach can limit the extent of floodings and sometimes floodings can even be prevented. In the future, the data is supposed to be considered during the planning phases of infrastructure projects in order to not only make this process more climate-resilient but also allow civic participation. Therefore, citizens can be active and get creative. They will be able to participate in the development of their city and at the same time their level of awareness for the effects of climate change and their own handling of waste is going to be increased.
MuCitySavior has been awarded a prize as the best “Climate Smart Cities” project by the Indian government in 2020. The digital solution can be integrated in other interested municipalities and cities because the system was designed as open source technology. It is also incorporated in the Indian national guidelines on rainwater drainage systems.
Sector: Governance / urban development and planning / climate change
Technology: Platform / apps / algorithm application
Project status: ongoing