New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is planning to launch a portal with details of its smart city projects which can be replicated by other civic agencies as well. The initiative has been taken on a lieutenant governor’s directive.
As soon as the launch date of the portal is finalized, the link to the portal, Municipal Smart Initiative Smart Centre, will be made available on the official website of the NDMC, according to a ToI report.
Naresh Kumar, the NDMC chairperson, said there will various sections in portals such as the best practices that have been adopted in the field of e-mobility, education, energy saving, e-governance, and physical social health. It is expected to be launched by this month end.
“Every section will be divided into sub-sections, with each specifying the projects implemented successfully and having received good responses from the public such as smart parking, smart classes, smart meter, smart bikes, taxi stands, e-vehicle charging stations, and e-scooters,” said Kumar.
As per the senior official, NDMC is among the first in the city to introduce smart classrooms in schools in the year 2016. So, under the ‘smart classrooms’ head, details of equipment used and tutorials given to children will be given, he further added.
“From this place, we can now easily monitor the traffic movement and illegal parking on all our roads through CCTV cameras installed on smart poles,” the official said.
The center also keeps tabs on the work in the VIP areas. A grander version which is being constructed by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in Palika Kendra, is expected to be completed by next month end.
This portal will have details and information about the best work done by other smart cities in the country and across the world as well. Other agencies can also download and refer to these documents after registration. It will also have details about the startup companies registered with the Invest India which is a flagship initiative of the central government.
The national publication quoted Naresh Kumar as saying, “The idea is to engage maximum viewers who can use the portal as a knowledge platform and understand what is happening across the world. They will also get to know the regulatory standards adopted by these cities,” said Kumar. “In India, the standards for smart city projects are yet to be finalized by Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS).”