Paresh Babaria, How do you analyse the growth of IT industry in Surat in last 2 years? Paresh Babaria: There has been 10 to 15 per cent growth in all the industries in Surat. The same growth has been reflected in the IT industry as well. Earlier, hardware was the major revenue contributor, but now software industry is also rapidly growing in Surat. Mobility and Security & Surveillance are the segment which is growing at a fast pace here. How has the ‘Safe City’ project and ‘Smart City’ project benefited Surat? Paresh Babaria: Both the projects are the landmark projects and have changed the security scenario in Surat. The entire city has been covered with CCTV surveillance and it has helped the law enforcement forces to curb the crime to a large extent. These projects have also enabled local players to work with MNCs in deployment and integration at the local level.