A citizen-oriented smart city development for Dehradun

Wed, 2018-06-13 15:04 -- SCC India Staff


Dehradun’s area based development (ABD) envisions to retrofit and redevelop 875 acres centered on CBD of Dehradun and transform into a light-house for the city and to showcase as a smart neighborhood. A Delhi-based consultant, Rudrabhishek Enterprises (REPL) will design, develop and manage this smart city project, and will be monitored and controlled by Dehradun Smart City.

REPL will assist DSCL in various phases of project implementation, which includes activities such as preparation of DPR, coordination with various appointed consultants, project prioritization and phasing, preparing capital investment plan, implementation roadmap, conducting feasibility study, bid process management for selection of implementing agencies, and overall project management. REPL is a leading infrastructure consultancy firm, already working on multiple smart city projects.

The process of developing plans for Dehradun Smart City will focus on extensive citizen consultation based action plans. The emphasis will be on environmental sustainability, economic vibrancy, smart mobility, use of technology for proactive governance and similar other dimensions that increase the ease of living while paving ways for greater development.

ABD will focus on areas like rejuvenation of cluttered market spaces in city core through compact mixed-use built forms and pedestrianization of market looped with parking facilities for enhanced walkability; recreation of urban green; sustainable- and environment-friendly public transport, intelligent traffic and parking management, transport planning interventions and MLCPs for better urban mobility. Core infrastructure will be strengthened and heritage structures will be restored as per colonial architecture. The project will also entail all the other essential components of a smart city, including smart security; solid waste management; vibrant infotainment hub, etc.

The Pan City proposal for Dehradun has mail agenda of improving public life through better and modernized service delivery (DehradunOne), maintaining a bird’s eye view of the city (City Nervous Centre), making use of the existing infrastructure to transform the city into a smart city and creating an infrastructure for future smartness (Intelligent Poles), smart healthcare (Smart Ambulances) and empowering citizens to make change (Citizen Outreach Program).