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Smart city: Chandigarh UT uploads proposal, invites feedback

Final proposal will be submitted to the Union Ministry of Urban Development on December 15.

Wi-fi hot spots at public places, surveillance cameras, intelligent traffic system, use of IT for safety of residents and rejuvenation of Sector 17 are some of the key elements in the proposal prepared by the Chandigarh Administration for smart city.

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Pan-city solutions

To get feedback from city residents on the proposal for smart city, the administration had conducted a poll in which 64% participants had voted for e-governance while 16% and 15% participants had voted for enhancing security and smart traffic management respectively. As per the proposal, the administration aims at creating information and communications technology (ICT)-enabled citizen service delivery system. The administration has proposed to make online access to all citizen services over multiple channels, besides automated and connected back-end solution, service delivery status tracking and policy and citizen charter linkage.

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For intelligent safety and traffic management system, the administration has mooted surveillance cameras and video analytics, setting up of a data centre, command and control centre and emergency response system.

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Area-based development

For the area-based development, sectors 17, 22, 35 and 43 have been picked for rejuvenation. As per the proposed plan, the administration intends setting up police kiosk for citizen safety. For improving mobility and metro rail, intelligent traffic and multilevel parking have been proposed. For improving IT connectivity, public wi-fi hot spots have been proposed. The proposal also aims at improving water supply, door-to-door collection of waste, scientific disposal of water and 100% coverage of footpath and cycling tracks.

The final smart city proposal of Chandigarh will be submitted to the Union Ministry of Urban Development on December 15. Before the final submission, the administration has sought feedback on the proposal for which it has uploaded a brief copy of the proposal on mygov.in.

Chandigarh has been shortlisted by the MoUD as one of the 100 cities to participate in the Smart City Challenge. Based on their smart city proposal, a total of 20 cities will be picked for the first round to be funded in the financial year 2016.

First published on: 03-12-2015 at 08:23:38 am
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