The Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City Ltd (PCSCL) has approved a slew of projects to be implanted in the city on a pilot basis. A special purpose vehicle (SPV) has approved public bicycle sharing, rooftop solar power generation and e-learning in municipal primary and secondary schools.
The public bicycle sharing will be implemented in Pimple Saudagar and Pimple Gurav with 350 bicycles, while 1.1 MW power will be generated by implementing rooftop solar power project. A private contractor will install infrastructure, supply the requisite power to the municipal office, and sell the remaining power to recover his investment.
That apart, the e-learning project will first be implemented in three schools. An SPV for e-learning project will first prepare detailed project report before inviting bids.
Detailed project reports will be prepared for 13 projects that are to be implemented under the smart city project, including a citywide optic fiber network, Wi-Fi hotspots, 60 smart kiosks for citizens to make online payment of taxes and charges, CCTC surveillance, smart water, sewage, road, parking, and light management projects as well as smart information boards.