Smart City Progress: The CEO of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited SPV, Vineel Krishna presented a progress card for the Smart City Project in the city at the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation meeting recently in which he informed that in four sectors of the Smart City tender process is nearing completion i.e. IT solutions for the ICOMC (intelligent city operations and management centre), infrastructure development, Bhubaneswar Urban Knowledge Centre and Traffic signalization tender.
The traffic signalisation work, for which the tender process would be over by July 20, might be over within nine months after the finalisation of the tender process. He also hinted that process of land transfer from the GA Department is on for the projects like Satyanagar Institutional Core and slum redevelopment projects under the Bhubaneswar Town Centre District.
Other major points discussed at the BMC Council Meeting:
AADHAR linkage: Adhar linkage for obtaining Ration card, under NFSA has become a necessity and councillors demanded for extension of date, following which commissioner promised that it would be brought to the notice of the state government for an extension.
Drainage Division now in BMC: The officials of the division were welcomed by the Council, and the team of engineers informed the councillors that the drainage channels will be de-silted and cleaned by July 10th.
Markets under the control of GA Department to come under BMC: The leading markets including Unit II, Unit II shopping centre, Unit IV shopping center, Sub-way market, Alaka market at unit IV , KIOSK at AG Square will come under BMC by which the corporation will earn around Rs. 1.5 crore per annum.
Sewerage Woes: A councillor said that the waste recovered from the sewerage system by the Public Health Engineering Organisation (PHEO) is causing inconvenience for the public as it is lying on the road for longer time. Several other councillors also voiced their concern over the same. A senior PHEO engineer assured that the organisation is trying to devise a formulae, so that the sewerage waste would be lifted as soon as possible.