The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), one among the 98 cities selected for second round planned to hold a public meeting where people from various fields can express their views and thoughts regarding the development of Delhi Smart City.
“Our consultant KPMG has 70 days to submit its report. We have to submit our plan to the ministry of urban development by December first week. Before that, we will consult hotel associations, traders, market associations, RWAs, embassies, workers and women.” Sources said.
“At the end of the current competition, 20 cities will be funded to build smart cities—the Centre proposes to build 100. In public consultations, citizens are already participating in essay competitions hosted on mygov.in. There are 16 days left for the competition to close and we have already received 91 submissions. The winner will get a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and all they are required to give is one smart idea in an essay, not more than 500 words. We have also sought suggestions on social networking sites,” sources added.
The NDMC held a meeting with 40 stakeholders including hotels like ITC Maurya, Shangri La, The Lalit, Le Meridien, The Imperial, The Janpath Hotel, New Delhi Traders Association, Chelmsford Club and National Sports Club of India.
The New Delhi Municipal Corporation emphasis especially on water, waste reduction and improving connectivity. Most of the stakeholders expressed their concern about efficient sewage treatment, responsible wet waste disposal and use of renewable sources of energy.
One of the professional, who attended the meeting said, “Solar concentrators, sewage treatment plants, organic waste converters are some of our initiatives for responsible luxury. If replicated and extended to NDMC area, it could go a long way in making NDMC a smart city. We even convert spent oil into bio-diesel for optimising our resources.”
NDMC is going to invite tenders for using LED in existing 18,500 street poles, CCTV cameras for security and traffic-monitoring surveillance and set up routers for providing Wi-Fi for seamless connectivity on all roads.