Bhopal smart city development corp to initiate fast-track projects

Tue, 2016-03-22 12:17 -- SCC India Staff

Fast track projects focussing PAN city development would be initiated first by Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited (BSCDCL). Company that would drive the Bhopal Smart City project held its first board of directors meeting on Monday.

As many as four request for proposals (RFP) relating to intelligent street lighting, city level geographic information system (GIS), smart city command centre and GPS based tracking of vehicles was approved.

BMC officials expect to finalize and launch two projects by June 25. It would coincide with first anniversary of the launch of Union government's smart cities mission project.

"We are first targeting PAN city projects that would connect people and involve them in smart city mission. By April first week we expect to appoint consultants for and detailing of area based development at Shivaji Nagar," said newly appointed BSCDCL CEO Chandramauli Shukla.

BSCDCL chairman district collector Nishant Warwade, BMC commissioner Tejaswi Naik, BSCDCL CEO and BMC additional commissioner Shukla and two representatives of the urban development department representatives attended the board meeting.

BMC Mayor and Bhopal Development Authority chairman, form the total seven members of the company. An eighth member to be proposed by BMC Mayor would be appointed to the BSCDCL board. The proposal would be formalized in the second meeting of the board.

Source: The Times of India