Srinagar: The draft proposal for Srinagar Smart City Challenge has been finalised by the Consulting Agency and same has been uploaded on https://mygov.in/group-issue/inviting-suggestions-development-srinagar-smart-city/ and also on the SMC website https://smcsite.org on 16th of November 2016.
According to KNS, the twin-capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu have been proposed to be enlisted under the Smart Cities Mission, a flagship initiative of the Government of India. Voyants Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Gurgaon) has been appointed as Consultant to prepare proposals for the two cities for the next round of the Smart Cities Challenge. The objective of the Smart Cities Mission is “Urban Transformation “through smart solutions resulting in better quality of life for the citizens. The process is designed in a manner that lays emphasis on citizen participation. Citizens help guide the future vision for their city and prioritise the actions that need to be taken to achieve that transformation for their cities.
A meeting involving all line department involved in the implementation was convened under the Chairmanship of the Commissioner Secretary to Government, Housing and Urban Development Department with all HODs on 24th SEPTEMBER 2016, and subsequently a review was conducted by the Chief Minister J&K along-with all line departments on 27th October 2016. The Chief Minister J&K while being presented a power point presentation by the Consulting Agency fixed a deadline for submitting of draft proposal by 15th of November 2016.
The participation of the general public/Citizens of Srinagar City and its adjoining areas is the most vital element of the challenge as the Draft Proposal and the final DPR shall be formulated as per the citizens feedback and prioritised accordingly.
As such citizens, NGOs, Civil Society and Social Forums are invited once again to go through the Draft Proposal for Srinagar Smart City Challenge and submit their views and valuable feedback for formulating the Final Proposal for submission to the MoUD, Government of India, for the selection of Srinagar City as Smart City.
A top official of the SMC told KNS “Corporation has appealed people to go through the draft proposal and suggest measures for Smart City plan”. (KNS)