New Delhi smart city to be functional by mid- 2018

The Rs 1,900-crore “Smart City” project should be implemented by June 2018, Naidu told NDMC officials, adding that the efforts should be visible by next June. “The NDMC area could act as a lighthouse to other smart cities in the making,” he said. Digital screens should be set up at all major NDMC locations to display useful information on weather, traffic flow, suggested traffic diversions and pollution, the minister said.

“Similarly, information needs to be disseminated on a continuous basis through FM and community radio. The entire NDMC area should be provided with Wi-Fi connection.”

NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar said that projects costing Rs.650 crore have been taken up. “The smart city project is based on four important pillars of smart water management, smart energy grid, smart education and smart healthcare. We have launched a smart healthcare project. A few more are in the pipeline,” said Kumar. Around 25 of such projects would be completed by next June, he said.

“We have converted 138 classrooms into smart classrooms, solar panels of 2.90 megawatt capacity have been installed and other projects will be implemented within the next few months,” Kumar added. SDMC commissioner Puneet Goel said that the civic body would comply with Naidu’s orders once it officially received them.

Credits ET Realty

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