New Delhi: After Delhi civic agencies repaired roads and pavements in Dwarka using Photoshop with huge success, government is mulling replicating this model to build 100 smart cities, a poll promise that helped Modi convince voters of his ‘development-agenda’ and win general elections.
“We are calling this Leepapot Model. A similar Gujrat Model was used to develop Gujrat state by downloading pictures of nice looking roads, bridges, buildings, toll booths, riverside, BRTs etc from cities in developed countries, and then posting them on social media with captions like – Guess where this is from? Singapore/ NewYork/ London? NO! This is Modi’s Gujarat!!!”, a government source involved in this purchase told Teekhi Mirchi.
“In any case, Rs 700 allocated in the budget for building 100 smart cities means each city will get a meager Rs 70 crore. With this much money, you can’t even build a couple of flyovers using conventional methods, forget a whole new city, or smart city, whatever that means. Hence we started looking for innovative methods. After much brainstorming, we came up with this cost-effective and time-tested idea.”, Urban Development Minister Mr. Venkaih Naidu told Teekhi Mirchi.
Teekhi Mirchi spoke exclusively to Adobe India VP and MD Dr. Naresh Gupta. He told us, “We are proud to be part of this new-age digital development of India and offer our suit of products to build 100 smart cities. This will help Adobe focus more on image-processing and expand its foothold in India. This is a win-win for Adobe, Indian software industry, government and its people.”
Government is considering hiring thousands of Modi supporters, who worked day and night developing Gujrat using this technology.
“They are currently free and we must utilize their skills and expertise to develop new India. If needed, we’ll also buy this software to counter those who question us and protest against this new digital development.”, told Nitin Gadkari, whose Purti Group is appointed consultant of this buying process.
“After these 100 smart-cities are built, we’ll turn to developing our existing cities and towns, like we did in Gujrat”, our source in Urban Development Ministry concluded.