Chennai to undertake 33 new Smart City projects

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The Chennai Municipal Corporation is likely to kick start at least 33 projects under Smart Cities Mission over the year.

Recently, the pilot projects on smart parking management — Second Avenue and Shanthi Colony in Anna Nagar, Second Avenue in Besant Nagar and Marina Beach has been finalised by the corporation.

Chennai has been ranked 37 among the 87 smart cities in the country by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, with a score of 31.46.

So far, under Smart Cities Mission, the civic body commissioned commission a mobile phone-based grievance redressal system ‘Namma Chennai App’ at a cost of Rs. 9.5 lakh. It also established 28 smart classrooms at a cost of Rs. 1.75 crore and converted 1,772 sodium vapour lamps to energy-saving LED lights at a cost of Rs. 3.44 crore.

The detailed report is under way for seven projects at an estimated cost of Rs 293.26 crore.

The projects include the restoration of 24 water bodies, multilevel car parking at Sivagnanam Road and Uttamar Gandhi Salai, 24×7 water supply for T. Nagar, sewer network augmentation for T. Nagar, redesign of bus routes in T. Nagar and a skywalk.

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