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Advisory forum discusses Smart City status

Tenders have already been floated for various works amounting to about Rs 245 crore under the Dehradun smart city project. This was stated in the third meeting of Smart City Advisory Forum held here on Monday.

Detailed presentation received from Government of India about Smart City Mission (SCM) achievements was presented in the forum. The progress of projects under Dehradun Smart City Limited was also presented. Officials informed that tenders amounting to about Rs 245 crore had already been floated for various works including smart schools and smart toilets. Tenders for smart roads comprising multi-utility duct, water supply, sewerage and drainage along the smart roads will be floated shortly. Officials also informed that pre-bid meetings are being held to facilitate transparent and competitive bidding by addressing the queries and suggestions of potential bidders and attempts are being made to invite good companies who are experienced in executing quality works on time. Detailed presentation of proposed electric buses was also made by experts who pointed out that 25 electric buses are proposed to be operated on different routes in the city. Officials also made presentations on Paltan Bazaar restoration and Parade Ground facade improvement.

Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’, MLAs Vinod Chamoli, Khajan Das, Dehradun Smart City Limited CEO Shailesh Bagauli, additional CEO Ashish Kumar Srivastav, Dehradun district magistrate SA Murugesan and other officials concerned were also among those present in the meeting.

Smart parking facility launched in Doon

As part of Dehradun smart city project, smart parking facility was inaugurated in Dehradun on the weekend in the presence of State Urban Development minister Madan Kaushik and Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ among others.

Dehradun Smart City Limited additional CEO Ashish Srivastav informed that after joint inspection involving the municipal corporation, BRIDCUL, PWD and traffic police 27 sites were identified between Clock Tower and Canal Road for smart parking facility. CCTV cameras have been installed, the smart parking sites have been marked with paint and boards displaying the rates for parking vehicles for between one to three hours. Uniformed parking operators with hand-held machines will be present at these sites to provide tokens to vehicle owners. The machines are linked with a software that enables ascertaining the parking status at any time. A mobile application has also been developed to enable a vehicle user to reserve a parking slot in advance. The revenue generated from the smart parking will be used for improvement of traffic in the city, he added.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

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