The smart city project of Ahmedabad has again being rated the best smart city project in implementation. The special purpose vehicle, Smart City Ahmedabad Development, maintained it first position in terms of execution.
According to AMC officials, the SPV secured 81.37 marks out of 100 and was the first among all the cities in the county. The officials said that the SPV, even during the lockdown, ensured that the implementation was going on without any hindrance.
In all, Ahmedabad submitted 35 projects under the Smart City Project Mission, in which a major chunk is area-based development, retrofitting of transit oriented zone (TOZ), in-situ slum housing at Rama Pir No Tekro, CG Road redevelopment along with a multi-level parking complex, 60 MLD sewage pumping station, metered 24x7 water supply, LED streetlights and laying of an optical fibre network across the city. Besides these projects, some 186 locations in the city have been turned into Wi-Fi zones where citizens can access the internet for free. Places like AMC’s public offices, the BRTS corridor, LG, VS and Shardaben hospitals are WiFi zones.
The majority of these projects are already on track and some of these are on the verge of completion, the officials said.