The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has claimed that the smart city projects will be completed before the scheduled of 2020, as most projects will be implemented by October this year and the remaining by March 2018.
The civic body’s chairman Naresh Kumar gave assurance to complete the project before deadline during a meeting convened on Saturday by the Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra to review the implementation of the NDMC smart city plan.
“Kumar assured that with most of the projects getting into implementation mode by October this year and the remaining by March next year, all smart city projects will be completed before the scheduled timeline of 2020,” said a statement released by the civic body on Sunday.
Informing that NDMC has already commissioned 3.30 MW of solar power by installing solar panels on roof tops of buildings, Kumar suggested to the Ministry to consider allowing NDMC to install solar panels on central government office buildings either free or on nominal charges.
Of the Rs 1,800 crore Smart City Plan of the civic body, work on a range of major impactful projects will begin in phases by October this year, for which tendering is in progress. These include setting up of a Unified Command and Control Centre, smart water and power grids, multi-level parking at Khan Market, sensor based smart parking, public bike sharing, converting an additional 333 classrooms into smart ones, Sewage Treatment Plants and smart public hygiene centres.
Whereas, the implementation of projects worth another Rs500 cr will begin by March next year.