The Odisha government today asked the authorities of Bhubaneswar Smart City Mission to expedite the process and set milestones and timelines against each component of the project. The direction was given by chief secretary A P Padhi while reviewing the progress of the projects at a high-level meeting here attended by chief executive officer, Smart City Mission, R Vineel Krishna. Padhi advised the Mission to develop GPS-based utility services integrated mobile app for people and appropriate waste management systems.Projects like automated traffic signalling, railway multi-modal hub phase-I, Bhubaneswar One (common GIS Platform), Shantinagar Awas Yojana and Satyanagar Institutional Core area development were put on the first track. It was decided that the number of automated traffic signals would be enhanced to 64 from the present 24, an official release said. The project has been estimated at Rs 10 crore and bid document was ready. It has been targeted to develop the system within nine months, Krishna said. Also Read - Canada-India initiative for training of smart city plannersAlso Read - 'Third Smart Cities India 2017 Expo' begin in Delhi
The Common Integrated GIS platform project would have online information about basic data of the city containing properties, land use, master plan, monuments, parking, educational institutions, health institutions, routes, bus services, online routes of tax payment and others. Krishna said the phase-I of the project has been estimated at Rs three crore and nearing completion. The other first tracked project was Railway Multi-Modal Hub under phase-I near the railway station. Also Read - Smart Cities Expo 2017 to showcase five major exhibitions
This project includes railway terminal building, bus terminal, underground parking and area development. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 340 crore, Krishna told reporters after the meeting. The Satyanagar Institutional Core Redevelopment (ICR) project has been envisaged over an area of 40 acres by the Smart City Mission. The project would be developed over the area into an institutional space for the promotion of commerce, business and education hub.
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The joint survey of BMC (Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation) and GA (General Administration) department has been completed for the ICR. Shantinagar Awas Yojana for the redevelopment of slum areas has also been taken up and joint survey of BMC and GA department was on, the official said adding other projects reviewed in the meeting included Bhubaneswar Urban Knowledge Centre, ‘I am Bhubaneswar’ and Street Vendor Improvement Programme. Matters relating to maintenance of funds and accounts, recruitment and deputation of officers, engagement of programme management consultants and others were also resolved in the meeting.