Jitendra Pattnaik,Contributing Editor.
Bhubaneswar:-Amidst report in a leading English News Daily regarding 7% utilization of Smart City funds allotted to 60 Cities,the Chief Secretary of Odisha reviewed the Progress of Bhubaneswar Smart City to fast track different projects under smart city initiative and set a time line of completion.
Presently BSC has planned two broad type projects like the PAN City Solutions Projects and Area Development Projects.The PAN City solutions projects include five major projects like Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System,Smart Solution,Public bicycle sharing,common payment card and BBSR One.These will provide auto traffic signaling as per crowd,GIS locations of the schools,hospitals,public utilities,conveyance centers, community centers,heritage sites,mobile information of the city travel plan from one point to another,transport network,live locations of the public buses,common system of payment of different services like transport,tax,public utility fees etc.Around 786 crorers has been estimated for PAN City solutions.
Similarly, the area based development projects include Multi level car parking at Raj Mahal and Saheed Nagar,Railway station Multi Modal Hub,ICOMC with BMC building complex,Social equity center,Smart Janpath,under ground cabling,integrated public center,Smart Park,BBSR Urban Knowledge center,Awas Mission at Chandrasekharpur, Satyanagar,Gadakana and Shantinagar ,sewage system at District-1,e-rickshaw,I am Bhubaneswar initiatives,e-water management,Sensory park,Socially Smart etc.Around of Rs3170 crore has been estimated for these 20 projects.
Allmost 20 out of 29 envisioned projects are now field level execution in different phases and for other five projects tender have been floated.So the progress of Bhubaneswar smart is more smart then others.