CitYzen, the CSV arm of Fluentgrid Ltd. is honoured to have received the VCCI Excellence Award 2018 for Best Smart City Initiation for its Smart Kirlampudi project. The Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Excellence Awards 2018 ceremony was held at the Taj Gateway hotel, Visakhapatnam on 27th June 2018. VCCI started the Excellence Awards to recognize the people and companies that have demonstrated unique vision and achievement in support of our region’s economy and business community and that Award winners set themselves apart from the competition and are outstanding representatives of the diversity of our regions business community.

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On behalf of Fluentgrid, Mr. Winston Adams and Mr. Ravikanth Reddy received the award from Mr. Pravin Kumar, I.A.S., District Magistrate and Collector, Visakhapatnam and Mr. P. Ray Chaudhury, acting CMD of RINL amidst applause.

Since its inception in 2014, Ananda Cityzen Trust (a.k.a. CitYzen) is actively involved in promoting citizen-centric movement empowered by advanced technologies to foster sustainable and resilient communities for a better society. Cityzen adopted Kirlampudi Layout in Visakhapatnam to transform it into a smart community with a slew of initiatives revolving around Clean, Green, Healthy, Safe and Digital City concepts. The beachfront community now boasts of a CCTV surveillance network mounted on smart street lights with LED lighting, emergency call boxes and public wi-fi connected to police control room and regular workshops on plastic menace, home composting, rain water harvesting, energy efficiency, water conservation, yoga for health and the like.

Mrs. Vani Gannamani, Head of Ananda Cityzen Trust and Director of Fluentgrid expressed her happiness in getting this Award while mentioning the incredible work done by the Fluentgrid teams over the years by engaging with citizens, municipality and various other government departments.