NDMC Details Smart City Plans, Asks Public to Contribute Ideas Online

Chairman of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), chosen as one of the ‘Smart Cities’ on Thursday made a presentation to Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and briefed him about the vision of the civic body for a city, which encompasses efficient and sustainable living.

The civic body has the prime Lutyens’ Delhi under its jurisdiction, which includes government bungalows, posh markets, and spacious gardens.

NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar briefed about the vision of NDMC for a ‘Smart City’ which encompasses efficient, livable and sustainable urban area, efficient use of scares resources like water and energy, smart mobility, and smart governance.

The civic body is eligible for Smart City Challenge Stage-2, and the chairman also discussed plan and preparedness for the Smart City Plan. Kumar said key projects of NDMC under ‘Smart City’ include energy management through smart grid which includes smart metering and SCADA-based automation system, smart LED lighting, harvesting solar power, city-wide Wi-Fi services, smart video surveillance, intelligent parking, and water management with recycling and harvesting as its integral part.

NDMC has also invited the Smart City proposals from citizens, who can share their ideas online. Naidu asked NDMC to adhere to strict timelines to complete the project. The Minister called upon NDMC to have an inclusive Smart City Plan which also focus on slum redevelopments. He also desired incorporation of recreational, leisure activities, and community spaces in the Smart City projects of NDMC to make it vibrant and joyful