The Ahmedabad Smart City has been ranked as no. 1 for its smart efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) has played a crucial role in the proper implementation of the efforts and monitoring of the lockdown.
The authorities used as many as 3,500 cameras installed all across the city for monitoring the compliance of lockdown norms. Also, immediate actions are being taken by the police in case of violation of lockdown norms.
Amidst the negativity caused due to COVID-19 outbreak, this is positive news, said Vijay Nehra, Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad. The Commissioner congratulated the citizens and asked them to cooperate with the civic body in their further efforts.
An initiative has been taken by the authorities ‘vegetable-on-wheels’ to supply vegetables to the people at their doorstep. E-rickshaws are being used for the execution of the plan wherein the rickshaw vista the localities so that people do not have to go to mandis.
The civic authorities have also launched a helpline number – 155303 for senior citizens to avail essential goods and can also complain about lack of services or improper civic work.
As a mode of spreading awareness, variable messaging display screens have also been put up at 38 locations across the city to educate citizens about precautions to be taken against the virus.