In order to realise its dream of transforming the national capital into a smart one, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is going to hold public consultations to incorporate their suggestions and ideas for the Smart City project.
The civic body, which is not leaving any stone unturned to fulfill its dream, is going to submit its plan to the ministry of urban development by December first week. The NDMC would also consult other stakeholders like hotel and restaurant associations, traders’ body, market associations and workers among others.
Sources said, the NDMC held a meeting with 40 stakeholders including hotels like ITC Maurya, Shangri La, The Lalit, Le Meridien, The Imperial, The Janpath Hotel, New Delhi Traders Association, Chelmsford Club and National Sports Club of India among others on Friday.
An NDMC official said that public participation is the key to the Smart City project as the citizens’ suggestions and objections would be incorporated in the draft plan to be submitted to the Centre.
A source said that at the end of the current competition, 20 out of 100 cities will be funded to build smart cities. Notably, Delhites are already participating in essay competitions hosted on mygov.in. There are 16 days left for the competition to conclude. The winner will get a cash prize of Rs 25,000 in lieu of his/her smart idea in an essay. The NDMC has also sought suggestions on the social media networking sites.