PROJECT MONITORING UNIT SET UP TO TAKE CHENNAI’S SMART CITY PROPOSALS FORWARD
The first board meeting of Chennai Smart City Limited was held on Thursday, setting the ball rolling for implementation of the proposals.Following the meeting, officials are expected to put in place a project-monitoring unit to guide the departments in formulating various projects associated with Smart City proposals.
The State government had formed Chennai Smart City Limited, a special purpose vehicle (SPV), for implementing proposals covering aspects such as water supply, solid waste management, non-motorised transport, stormwater drains, electrical network and integration of utilities.
The SPV is set to start assessing the value proposition relating to the Smart City mission by countries such as Singapore. Under the Smart Cities Mission, more than three lakh residents of T. Nagar are expected to get 41 mld water supply and a smart metering with 100 per cent service connections.
Rs. 1,366 crore
Work on smart civic infrastructure works in a 6.95-sq. km area is likely to be taken up under area-based development, based on feasibility studies.
Detailed project reports are to be prepared with the guidance of the project-monitoring unit.
The projects in various parts of the city are estimated to cost Rs. 1,366 crore. City residents have requested the implementation of intelligent transport system, greenery, cycle sharing system, information and communication technology for managing multilevel parking spaces, sensors for solid waste management and water supply.