NDMC area to turn Smart City by 2020
The New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) Smart City projects will be completed before the 2020 deadline with most of the work getting into implementation mode by this October. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) has fixed timeline for the projects related to Smart City and directed to to ensure completion of Smart City projects ahead of time so as to lead by example in smart city making across the country.
The Ministry has reviewed the implementation of the NDMC’s Smart City Plan with NDMC officials. During the meeting, NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar has requested the Ministry to transfer ‘Central Vista’ to the Council for smart redesign and management and was told that it would be considered.
According to HUA officials, NDMC Chairman has given a detailed presentation on the NDMC smart city projects. As part of Rs 1,800-crore Smart City Plan of NDMC, work on a range of major impactful projects will begin in phases by October this year, for which tendering is in progress. These include setting up of a Unified Command and Control Centre, Smart water and power grids, multi-level parking at Khan Market, sensor based smart parking, public bike sharing, converting an additional 333 classrooms into smart ones, Sewage Treatment Plants, smart public hygiene centres etc. Smart redesign of 13 roads totaling 31 kms including seven roads leading to Connaught Place will begin much earlier.
According to Ministry of HUA, implementation of projects worth another Rs 500 cr will begin by March next year. These include India Investment Centre at Yashwant Place, Shivaji Terminal Transport Hub, World Class Skill Centre at Moti Bagh, Incubation Centre and Paryatan Bhawan.
Presenting the details of projects implemented so far, the NDMC Chairman asserted that council has made a quiet smart beginning with smart solutions initiatives already yielding positive results.
Student enrollment and OPD registration have shown good improvement further to converting 444 classrooms into smart ones and online registration in hospitals run by the Council. Mobile app Smart City 311 is finding wider traction with citizens availing various services online.
The NDMC Chairman assured that with most of the projects getting into implementation mode by October this year and the remaining by March next year, all Smart City projects will be completed before the scheduled timeline of 2020.
During the presentation, Secretary (HUA) Durga Shankar Mishra asked NDMC to include more services on 311 app like bus schedules and frequencies at all bus stops, information related to parking lots and availability of slots therein etc. He also directed the Council to ensure all residents of NDMC are brought on this platform besides promoting use of this app among the large floating population. NDMC has also been asked to pursue pedestrianisation of Connaught Place and Khan Market with appropriate action plans.
Stressing that the NDMC has set up solar panels with 3.30 MW of power generation capacity on building roofs, the NDMC Chairman suggested the Ministry to consider allowing it to install solar panels on Central Government office buildings either for free or nominal charge.
- NGT calls for report on action plan for disposal of waste at Ghazipur 25 Sep 2017 | PTI
- Psychometric test for school employees likely 25 Sep 2017 | PNS
- Man arrested for raping niece in Pandav Nagar 25 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter
- To prohibit smoking, DMRC told to ban matchboxes, lighters on trains, at stations 25 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter
- Wanted Russian fugitive sent to custody in city 25 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter
- MCD contractor found dead in Bawana godown 25 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter
- Meenakshi Lekhi distributes aids worth Rs 40 lakh to 151 divyangs 23 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter
- Travel discipline: CISF declares Jasola as model metro station 23 Sep 2017 | PTI
- DMRC starts full signaling trials of driverless trains on Pink Line 23 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter
- Trader shot at Ashok Vihar in Aug: 2 killers held, 2 on the run 23 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter
Sunday EditionView All
24 Sep 2017 | AFP | Berlin
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rival Martin Schulz rallied voters on the eve of Sunday’s vote, urging Germans to shun the first hard-right party expected to enter parliament in force since the end of World War II. Merkel, the clear frontrunner after 12 years in power with a double-digit lead, also told her conservative base not to get complacent and to cast their ballots, rousing them with a folksy call to...
STATE EDITIONSView All
25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Indore
To observe the third anniversary of Swacchta Bharat Mission, various events are being held in city. Indore Mayor Malini Laxman Singh Gaud and Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) Commissioner Manish Singh have instructed to organize events marking the D-day, ie October 2...