Coimbatore civic body plans to roll out 10 smart city projects by January

COIMBATORE: The city corporation plans to start nearly 10 projects under the smart city project by January.

Apart from setting up transaction advisor for the lake development projects and the non-motorised corridor, the city corporation plans to make their offices plastic free.The city corporation commissioner, K Vijaya Karthikeyan and other engineers took part in a video conference with the representatives of the ministry of Urban development.

In the review meeting, civic body listed out the various developments and also stated that tenders for several projects would be floated by January.

“We will call for tenders for making DB Road and TV Samy Road as smart roads very soon. These roads will have smart benches with solar powered roof tops and also pedestrian friendly pathways,” said an official.

Also, bins that are equipped with technology, to send out messages to sanitary officers will be set up on the NMT corridor. A smart parking application will also be created for the usage around the lake area. A solar power plant will also be set up near Kavundampalayam.

Among the innovative measures, the civic body plans to become plastic free and also will set up a jute bag manufacturing unit. “Bags will be manufactured and distributed to all so that plastic bags are not put to use,” said the official.

K Vijaya Karthikeyan said that it was a review meeting and the projects will be implemented. “For major projects, we require administrative sanction from the state government. But minor projects will be implemented by us,” he said. They also plan to make 22 schools as smart schools with renewable energy and other facilities. The toilets, play area and classrooms will be on par with international standards .

As an immediate measure, we will set up air quality monitoring systems at major locations. “Tenders for this will be floated in January,” said Vijaya Karthikeyan.


Walls N Roof Comment : Pune is the premiere city where the Prime Minister rolled out 14 projects to be kick started under the smart city mission. 60+ cities have been rolled out under the 3 lists shared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Various international countries have either tied a pact or will be giving their assistance for development under the smart city mission. A smart city is self-sufficient with resources and be environment friendly. Smart City mission will definitely take India to the enxt level

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