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Chief Secretary sets timeline for all Smart City Projects

ONI Bureau:  Taking a project wise review, Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi set timelines for all Smart City projects and directed the executing agencies to expedite the process of implementation.

Various projects of Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd (BSCL) have been fast tracked in a high level meeting held in secretariat conference hall today afternoon.

Presentations made in the meeting show that presently 2 broad types of projects have been planned out for the smart city i.e. (A) PAN City Solution Projects and (B) Area Based Development Projects.

The PAN city solution projects include 5 major projects like adaptive traffic signal control system, smart solution, public-bicycle sharing, common payment card and BBSR One. These will provide the services like auto traffic signaling as per the crowd, GIS location of the schools, hospitals, public utilities, conveyance centers, community centers, heritage sites, mobile based information of the city travel plan from one point to another, transport network, live-location of the public buses, common system for payment of different services like transport, tax, public utility fees etc. Around Rs 786 cr has been
estimated for these 5 projects under Pan city solution.

Similarly, the Area Based Development projects include Multi Level Car Parking at Rajmhal and Sahid Nagar, Railway Station Multi Modal Hub, ICOMC with BMC building complex, Social equity center, Smart Janpath, Underground cabling, Integrated public center, Smart park, BBSR Urban knowledge center, Awas Mission at Chandrasekharpur, Satyanag, Gadakana and Shantinagar, Sewage system of District-1, e-rickshaw, I am Bhubaneswar Initiative, e-waste management, Sensory park, Socially smart etc. Around of Rs. 3170 cr has been estimated for these 20 projects.

In total, out of 29 envisioned projects 20 projects are now under field level execution in different phases and the tender for other 5 projects have been floated. After feasibility study, the tendering papers for balance projects are being prepared.

Secretary Housing & Urban Development G. Mathivathanan outlined the issues for discussion in the meeting. The Commissioner, BMC and Managimg Director Smart City Dr. Krishan Kumar along with CEO, Smart city Sri Vineel Krishna presented project wise updates.

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