Greater Chennai Corporation has asked city residents to provide their feedback on various smart city projects implemented across the city as part of its efforts to resolve civic issues caused by such projects.
In a meeting attended by representatives of residents’ welfare associations and other stakeholders, the corporation requested them to provide their suggestions to further improve the civic services being offered in the city.
Under the Smart Cities Mission, the Corporation has implemented smart city projects like verticle garden at GN Chetty Flyover, bicycle sharing system in at least 15 locations at Anna Nagar and Marina Beach, and smart makeover of Pondy Bazaar pedestrian plaza at a cost of approximately Rs.38 crores.
The corporation also plans dynamic lighting beneath 16 flyovers, a mobile app-based parking system–‘GCC Smart Parking’–to help residents find parking spots in the city’s main localities, and installation of solar panels on several corporation-owned buildings to harness renewable energy, among others. In view of the shortage of drinking water in the city, the corporation had started restoration work on as many as 35 water bodies and 15 temple tanks, which is nearing completion.
The civic body has launched a helpline number where residents can register their complaints regarding any civic issue, while efforts are on to start a portal to receive feedback from residents who have faced various challenges due to smart city projects implemented across the city.