Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb laid the foundation stone of five projects in Agartala under the Smart City project. As per reports, the projects are worth more than Rs 2000 crore, which would be equally funded by the Centre and the State Government.
The projects are based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which include centralised monitoring, CCTV surveillance system, smart traffic signals, smart LED lighting, development of existing pond, modern digital bus stands, LED boards, digital number plates, Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCC), free WiFi hotspots, smart solutions for traffic management, transportation, waste management, energy conservation, drainage system, water supplies, GPS (Global Positioning System) and GPRS (General Packet Radio Services), GPS-based buses, smart poles, automatic number plate registration, laying of optical fiber, PAS etc.
Along with Deb, Agartala Municipal Commissioner Mayor, MLAs, Chief Secretary and Chairman of Agartala Smart City Limited were also present during the foundation stone laying ceremony.
While the central government is funding Rs 2058 crore, the state has taken loan of Rs 500 crore from the ADB and Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO).
Earlier, in March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had digitally launched five Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCC) of Smart City projects in five cities in three north-eastern states — Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Tripura.