Dehradun will now be able to build a smart city. After the municipal elections held at the end of last year, after the code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections, Smart City’s plans could not get to the ground.
The practice of changing the face of Dehradun and making the city smart has already begun. Smart City Project has been updated by adding proposals from all departments to avoid additional expenditure. At the same time, in December last year, a high-level Steering Committee meeting of Dehradun Smart City Project has been stamped on DPR of Rs 234.85 crore. Earlier, the municipal corporation could not start work under the Smart City project due to the code of conduct for Lok Sabha elections. Now the task is likely to start. In such a situation, it is confirmed that in the coming time, the city will have a change in look.
Work-1: Under Smart City, three smart schools are to be built from more than five and a half million rupees. Under this, Government Girl Inter College Rajpur Road, State Inter College Khudbuda and Junior High School Khudbuda have to be developed as a smart school. Apart from this, IT components were also to be set up in these schools. Its tender process will be completed in the first week of June.
Work-2: The process of connecting the sensor from the Clock Tower to the Silver City on Rajpur road is likely to start soon. By these sensors, the drivers will be able to know what the parking situation is. By doing this, people will get rid of the problem of jam. Talking about the present time, parking is a big problem.
Work-3: A smart city project is planned to make many roads of Doon smart. From the RSPN bridge, Maharaja Agrasen Chowk (Haridwar Road), from Aaraghar to Behal Chowk (EC road), from Clock Tower to Dilaram Chowk (Rajpur road) and from Clock Tower to Kishan Nagar Chowk (Chakrata Road) will be made smart. In addition, intelligent traffic systems, smart parking, and other facilities will also be developed. Work will begin on the first week of June.
Work-4: The process of reconstruction of 22 intersections of the city will be sped up. Although some intersections have been widened and beautified by Mussoorie-Dehradun Development Authority and Municipal Corporation, the work on the remaining intersections is likely to start in June.
Work-5: Smart toilets will be made in different places in the city. Under this, plans to install smart toilets in Gandhi Park, Parade Grounds, Collectorate and MDDA colony located in Kanwali Road. Work is also going on in June itself.
Work-6: Through Integrated Control and Command Center, established in IT Park located in Sahastradhara Road, electricity, water, traffic, sewer, etc. will be operated from the same control room of civil facilities. Also, it will be monitored from here.
Work-7: Under the smart city, 27 electric buses will be operated on three routes. These will stand in the ISBT settled. The station will be built for charging. These buses will last from 6 in the morning to 9 at night. These will include other modern resources, including women protection. The first route will be ISBT-railway station-Ghanta Ghar-Jakhan. The second route is decided by Sudhowala-Premnagar-Ghanta Ghar-Raipur. The third route will be the ISBT-Ghanta Ghar with Jollygrant Airport. Passengers will be able to know about their location due to the GPS being installed in these buses. This service is also being claimed in June.
Work-8: Under the Smart City, 24-watt ATMs are to be installed in Doon, one of which is being processed in the municipal premises. The purpose of water ATM is to provide clean drinking water to the people. These water ATMs should be planted by ADB. According to officials, water ATMs will be installed in many other places in June.
Work-9: Karanpur Road under Smart City Project is to make a better and widest road for DAV College and DBS College from Survey Chowk to both sides of the road along with pavement. Work on this will also start in June.
Due to the code of conduct, there was some reduction in the pace of the smart city project. But, now the code of conduct has gone away. From the beginning of June, the work under the Smart City project will be completed rapidly. Read more posts…
-Dr. Ashish Kumar Shrivastav, Additional Chief Executive Officer, Dehradun Smart City Project