By Accommodation Times Bureau
Delhi/NCR:The Centre has asked New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to set an example for other cities, by completing its smart city projects ahead of time. The civic body has already started the tendering process for Rs 1,800-crore projects and it has been told to start executing the project from October.
A UD ministry official gave information that the projects include setting up of a unified command and control centre, smart water and power grids, multilevel parking at Khan Market, sensor-based smart parking, public bike sharing, converting an additional 333 classrooms into smart ones, sewage treatment plants and smart public hygiene centers. It also include the smart redesign of 13 roads (total 31km) , including seven roads leading to Connaught Place, will begin much earlier.
At a recent meeting chaired by urban development secretary Durga Shanker Mishra and attended by NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar ; trusted sources said that ; the timeline of these projects was finalized . NDMC has sought transfer of ‘Central Vista’ to the council for smart redesign and management. The UD ministry would consider the proposal. At present, CPWD manages it.
As per the timeline, projects worth Rs 500 crore will begin by next March. These include India Investment Centre at Yashwant Place, Shivaji Terminal Transport Hub, world class skill centre at Moti Bagh, an incubation centre and Paryatan Bhawan.