Public participations is core of Smart City success: MEO

Wed, 2016-04-20 11:23 -- SCC India Staff

Smart City Mission (SCM) is not a mere urban infrastructure up-gradation mission. It is area based and intended to benefit all citizens in and around Pasighat city and people should come forward and share their valuable suggestions, said MEO Rahul Singh while holding a consultation meeting here at the Siang Hall with senior citizens, officers, leaders and NGOs.

Smart City Proposal (SCP) would be citizen oriented and the bottom-up planning based on citizen participation would be evolved based on extensive consultations with them, told the MEO.

He urged all the stakeholders including residents, traders, professionals and with all vulnerable sections of the society including socially, economically and physically deprived citizens to put forth their grievances and suggestions to make Pasighat smart and beautiful where there will be 24×7 potable water and power supplies, traffic management for vehicular and pedestrians, shopping complex, amusement parks, crowd pulling tourism infrastructures, robust IT connectivity along with educational hub and international standard health services without disturbing the ecological balance.

Singh informed that “mygov portal” has been updated with latest public opinions, radio interviews, group discussions, talk shows and other activities being carrying out by Smart City Mission office.

There are two major components in SMP. Area based development plan and PAN city proposal. Under area-based plan, two activities like retrofitting and redevelopment has already been taken up. Three options/places for were given for redevelopment and retrofitting and where citizens could select and vote one place each. In PAN city proposal, out of five projects, two would be finalized on citizens’ demand. Central Government authorities was closely monitoring all developments, broadly assessed on citizen participation and would be evaluated, ensuring more marks for Pasighat in Smart City Race-2. The urban landscape of Pasighat being connected with road, rail, air and waterways can be treated favourable to make the centurion town for better living and effective engine for economic growth and revenue generations, added Singh.

Source: The Arunachal Times