The Smart City frenzy seems to be calling for innovative and more co-oprative tools for getting end-user feedback and suggestions.
While cities across the country, have used the discussion forum on mygov.in to effective use for raising concerns and suggesting ideas of developement for their areas. Some civic bodies have used the social media as a tool for gathering similar feedback.
Here's another innovative solution, which will be deployed by the Madurai civic body in order to get its Smart City Proposal in order - cast votes.?
The Corporation has shortlisted seven proposals for developments, based on the votes its receives for individual tasks, the proposal with highest votes would be considered for implementation.
According to The Hindu newspaper, Mayor V V Rajan Chellappa has asked Madurai citizens to give their priorities on the seven proposals to be taken up immediately.
Chellappa was quoted as saying "People could vote according to their choice. The proposals that got the maximum number of votes alone would be considered for implementation." He was speaking at the second citizen's consultation on Friday, 25 September, 2015.
The voting will take place in select 25 places on Monday and Tuesday through ballot boxes. Website for online voting and a Whatsapp number was to be released on Saturday.
Talking about the seven proposals, the Mayor said, the focus of development would be on the Veli, Marret, Masi and Avani Moola Streets around Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. The proposal was to have storm water drainage in all the streets; duct for cables and pedestrian platforms.
The six other clusters indentified by the Corporation for overall development were - Tirupparankundram, Vandiyur, Anaiyur, Gandhi Museum, Mariamman Teppakulam and Vaigai river.