Rs. 1,240 Cr NDMC Smart City projects to begin in Oct 2017

As per plan, NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) Smart City projects worth Rs. 1,240 crore will begin in October 2017.
Of the Rs. 1,800 crore Smart City Plan of NDMC, work on a range of major impactful projects will begin in phases by October this year for which tendering is in progress. These include setting up of a Unified Command and Control Centre (CCC), Smart water and power grids, multi-level parking at Khan Market, sensor based smart parking, public bike sharing, converting an additional 333 classrooms into smart ones, Sewage Treatment Plants, smart public hygiene centres etc.
NDMC has been asked by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs to ensure completion of NDMC Smart City projects ahead of time so as to lead by example in smart city.
Naresh Kumar, Chairman, NDMC assured that with most of the projects getting into implementation mode by October this year and the remaining by March next year, all smart city projects will be completed before the scheduled timeline of 2020.
Presenting the details of projects implemented so far, Naresh Kumar, Chairman, NDMC said, “NDMC has made a quiet smart beginning with smart solutions initiatives already yielding positive results. Student enrollment and OPD registration have shown good improvement further to converting 444 classrooms so far into smart ones and online registration in hospitals run by the Council. Mobile app Smart City 311 is finding wider traction with citizens availing various services online.”
NDMC is also planning to include more services on 311 app like bus schedules and frequencies at all bus stops, information related to parking lots and availability of slots therein etc.
NDMC has already commissioned 3.30 MW of solar power by installing solar panels on roof tops of buildings.
Naresh Kumar suggested to the Ministry to consider allowing NDMC to install solar panels on central government office buildings either free or on nominal charges.

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