Dehradun smart city project has been selected as part of the 100 cities challenge held under the Smart Cities Mission. Following this, the Dehradun smart city project will receive Rs 46.40 crore grant.
During July 2018, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had started the Cities Investment to Innovate Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) Challenge for 100 smart cities. The competition was initiated under the smart cities mission to encourage long-term, progressive and participatory vision. For participating in this competition, four criteria were set-sustainable mobility, public open spaces, urban e-governance and ICT, social and organisational innovation in low income settlements. All the 100 cities selected under smart cities mission had participated in the competition which saw a total of 15 cities being selected.
Dehradun’s proposal for child friendly and commuter-centric Dehradun smart city sustainable mobility plan was among those shortlisted in the competition. According to the shortlisted proposal from Dehradun, facilitation of pedestrian paths, interactive bus-stops, GPS enabled vehicles, electric buses and e-rickshaws among other measures will be worked upon. Work on execution of this proposal will not only enhance convenience of students, their guardians, local residents and visitors in traffic but also facilitate provision of modern and environmentally conducive transportation in Dehradun city.
Following selection of the proposal in this competition, an additional sum of Rs 46.40 crore will be made available in the form of a grant by the Centre for the Dehradun smart city project.
Sunday, 10 February 2019 | PNS | Dehradun