Citizens of Mangalore can select projects for smart city

MANGALURU: The port city’s bid to get the Smart City tag is now entering the crucial stage. The city is now gearing up to take the initiative of ensuring citizen participation in the form of Citizen Engagement Round 2. In this round, citizens are required to participate in the process by stating their preference to five Pan City projects and five Area Based Development projects.

Under Pan City Project people have to select five projects according to their order of preference from a list of 17 projects to be developed based on the goals suggested by the people in Round I of Citizen Engagement. ABD projects come under three heads namely Retro Fitting, Redevelopment and Green Field Development and people have to give their preference for five projects in the order of preference.

Information on projects among which citizens have to choose, is available in website mygov.in, on Facebook at flsmartcitymangaluru and on Twitter tweet@smartmangaluru. Citizens can mail their preferences to smartcitymangaluru@gmail.com. The last date to receive citizen response is November 7, said MCC commissioner, H N Gopalakrishna.

For the convenience of citizens questionnaires and drop boxes are made available in MCC offices at Lalbagh, Kadri, Surathkal and also in Bharath Mall-Bejai, City Centre Mall, Forum Fiza Mall-Pandeshwar, KSRTC bus stand and railway station. The general public can also submit the survey at www.smartcitymangaluru.org/citizensurveyR2. An app can also be downloaded on android mobile app from the website www.smartcitymangaluru.org, he said.

“Since citizen participation is one of the crucial aspects in our bid to get into the league of 20 smart cities, citizens are requested to participate in large number in the round 2 Citizen Engagement and help in bringing Mangaluru in the list of 20 smart cities,” he said.

The MCC is proposing to develop a few economic growth Centers as redevelopment and greenfield projects.

MCC requests all persons and establishments owning large properties within the city limits or contiguous to the city limits, who are interested in offering their properties for the development of these projects, to inform MCC commissioner before November 5.

The owners holding more than 25 acres of land can offer their properties for Redevelopment projects and those who have more
than 100 Acres can offer for Green field development projects.

The projects would be developed on joint venture between the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which would be developing the Smart City, the land owners and the Private Developers. Attractive financial models would be developed to have win-win situation for all stakeholders-land owners, Private Developers, SPV and the end users of the projects, he added.

Credits ET Realty

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