Chandigarh 21:– Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh today inaugurated the office of Chandigarh Smart City Limited at over bridge Sector 17 Chandigarh in presence of Sh. Davesh Moudgil, Mayor, Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Home Secretary, UT, Chandigarh, Sh. K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner, MCC-cum-CEO, Chandigarh Smart City Ltd, Dr. Saurabh Mishra, IAS, Additional Commissioner other senior officers and councilors of MCC.
While addressing the gathering, the Administrator said that the Smart City Mission was announced by the Government of India in June 2015. Chandigarh was selected in fast track round of smart City challenge for the Smart City Mission. He said that under the Smart City Mission project worth 6100 crores have been proposed. Projects to be implemented by SPV are worth Rs. 5700 crores, projects worth 4900 crores are expected to be carried out in PPP model. The Smart city project also involves Projects worth Rs. 400 crores under convergence rest of the projects are to be implemented through.
The Administrator said that the Area Based Development (ABD) proposal aspires to address the key issue that emerged out of citizen engagement and focuses on the theme of “Prevention is better than cure”. The ABD Area of Chandigarh as a model smart area has a huge potential of becoming a model smart area with the various features.
The Administrator asked the officers to start sharing some of projects, which NGOs or corporate houses can do under CSR activities like beautification of sites, maintenance of public utilities etc.
While sharing about the model smart area under ABD proposal, Sh. Davesh Moudgil, Mayor of Chandigarh said that there are various features including Model of sustainability and low-carbon mobility with innovation transportation solutions ensuring last-mile connectivity. Model for healthy living with active lifestyle choices; walkable, disable-friendly and well-connected; compact and mixed-use area with investments in green infrastructure, he added.
The Commissioner further said that there is a model of social equity that emphasizes investments and enhancement of public space (public realm, streets, plazs or building etc) catering to the needs and comfort of all irrespective of age, gender or income levels. And also a vibrant regional centre building upon region’s knowledge industry and providing pro-innovation and business infrastructure and environment, the Commissioner added.
Talking about the PAN city proposal, Sh. K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner MCC said that Pan City Proposal is to improve public life and safety, and livability using Intelligent Multi-modal command & control centre, OFC as backbone of smart city communication, city Surveillance and ATCS for 40 Major Junctions.
He said that the city has also decided to implement some of the proposal of Area Based Development as pan city, which include A part of fund from Smart City Mission would be set apart to leverage loan from AFD for 24×7 water supplying whole city, public bike sharing has been planned to scale it up to city level, all the STPs are Proposed to be upgraded to tertiary level with BoD<5, Instead of Area Based Treatment improvement options pan city works are being undertaken.
The Smart City office constructed as state of art office with modern facilities having provisions of two floors measuring 15310 square feet in total at a total cost of Rs. 6.74 crores. The CEO office, PA to CEO room, Conference room, seven rooms of HODs, server room, 24 work stations, reception area, lift & toilets, circulation area and pantry has been provided in first floor. Similarly, meeting room, two main offices/cabin, six rooms of HODs, 40 work stations, circulation area, lift & toilet and pantry have been provided in the second floor.