The Gwalior Smart City Project which is being carried out in the city will now be aimed at promoting the city as a global tourist centre. The city boasts of many heritage places, palaces, monuments, various fairs and festivals that are potential spots for development of heritage tourism.
This was stated by SS Dubey, the Central Government appointed Director of Smart City Project during a meeting of the Board of Directors of the project in Gwalior.
During the meeting Dubey said that the various historical monuments will be given a face lift without disturbing their unique identity derived from their history. He added that it is important to conserve and maintain these monuments which in turn will attract national as well as foreign tourists.
Addressing the twelfth board meeting of the Gwalior Smart City Development Corporation Ltd, S S Dubey asked the directors to speed up all the smart city projects. He further said that it is imperative that the implementation of the various projects gain momentum. He further asked the directors to fix time frames for various projects.
The Director took a critical view of the delay in the implementation of a few projects like the setting up of the Command and Control Room at Moti Mahal and the up gradation of the Gorkhi School to a Smart School. He also asked the officials to submit a detailed report in the next meeting about such projects that need any amendments.
It was also decided at the Board Meeting to take citizens of the city into confidence while deciding and implementing Smart City projects. The Directors observed that citizen’s participation in the implementation and decision-making of the schemes is vital for the success of the various schemes. The meeting was also attended by the District collector, Bharat Yadav, Mahip Tejaswi, the CEO of the Smart City project and various officials of the Project, among others.