Although Artificial Intelligence is not being used now, Chowdhury says that rapid visualisation and data analysis is being done to provide better solutions.

State governments are moving fast to align with startups to curb the spread of coronavirus, but city administrations are also coming up with some innovative solutions. And, India’s smart cities are leading the way. Although the Smart Cities projects have got delayed due to paucity of funds, some cities are showing their mettle as far as the fight against Covid-19 is concerned.

Agra has been at the forefront of this development. Awarded the best smart city tag in pan-India rankings, the city administration has been working with Gaia, a SaaS startup to leverage its SmartFeedback technology and Microsoft’s Azure platform to track Covid-19 cases.