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Lucknow civic body prepares smart city plan

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lko-nagaThe Lucknow Municipal Corporation has prepared a roadmap for the city to become smart, including features like emphasis on use of recycled water for cleaning, installing LED lights to reduce electricity expenses and integrate government’s project- ‘IT city on Sultanpur Road’.

To discuss the features on smart city development, LMC authorities held meeting with departments like City Transport Services Ltd, Housing Board, Jal Sansthan, Lucknow Development Authority (LDA), among others.

The biggest challenge for the city is to seggregate the disposal of sewage and sludge because in 98 per cent of colonies, sewer lines are connected with drains. “Modern machines will be bought for effective cleaning of sewer lines, arrangements to be made for regular cleaning and disposal of septic tanks”, the Corporation stated.

LMC will introduce an organised system for display of smart advertisement panels and do away with haphazard installing of billboards and hoardings. The Corporation is also planning to develop a chikan industry in the city.

Apart from it, LMC has plans to revive heritage monuments like Bara and Chhota Imambara, Ghantaghar and Rumi Darwaza to attract more tourists to the city and generate employment as well. LED street lights will be put up across the city and switches will be installed, which will get automatically switched on/off.

The list also involves developing few colony parks as children-friendly and prepare a zone-wise list for their beautification and cleaning. Besides, there is emphasis on smart metering and reducing usage of non-revenue water is integral to the plan.

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