STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department, Dheeraj Gupta, who is also the chairman of Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) chaired fourth Board of Directors (BoD) meeting here on Monday. The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, Deputy Commissioner Jammu/ Chief Executive Officer, Jammu Smart City Ltd, Sushma Chauhan, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Pankaj Magotra, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajesh Sharma, Additional CEO, JSCL, Satish Sharma, IT Expert, Sanjay Gupta besides special invitees.
The CEO, Sushma Chauhan gave detailed presentation on various projects which are being rolled out in the first phase, approval of DPRs and NITs of Smart City Projects, approval of provision of administrative expenses, delegation of financial powers to CEO of JSCL, approval for establishing office of JSCL, approval of annual Financial Statement.
The BoD approved the six projects taken of the first phase i.e. Masonry Toilets, Vertical Garden, Way Finding Signages, Intelligent Traffic Management System, Junction Improvements and Smart Cards. The estimated cost of these projects is Rs 125 crore.
The Board was informed that 31 Toilet Units have been proposed in phase -I which shall have roof top PV solar panels, smart shops for toilets related items.
The vertical gardens project from Dogra Chowk to KC Chowk Flyover in Area Based Development comprises Vertical gardens on piers, walking plaza, green buffer, seats at regular intervals, aesthetic LED lighting, free standing water curtains, drinking water ATMs.
The meeting informed that Co-branded smart card for low value payments like small merchant payments, tolls, utility bills, public transport and parking under JSCP will also be introduced under Smart City project.
The Smart Card would allow customers to purchase tickets/passes of various transit operators, making day to day retail transactions and will be valid across the country.
On the occasion, website of Jammu Smart City Limited with url: www.jammusmartcity.org was also launched by Principal Secretary Dheeraj Gupta, in presence of Board members.
Addressing the meeting, the Chairman directed for including efficiency, efficacy and environment friendly features to be mainstay of the projects. He passed various directions including adoption of distinctive & aesthetically pleasing designs of toilets, development of green spaces at various locations including Bawe Wali Mata temple and at Bhagwati Nagar under convergence mode with JMC, creation of improvement of existing infrastructure, effective solid waste management system and adoption of smart and modern technological inputs in providing better utilities and services to the general public.
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