Ideas pour in for smart city proposal for Trichy
Sep 14, 2015
Source : Toi

TRICHY: Concerns about sanitation, drainage and waster management remained high at a meeting of civil society members called by the city authorities on Saturday to seek their ideas on the proposal for the smart city project in Trichy. 

Opinion was sought from the civil society towards formulating a Smart City Challenge Mission Proposal (SCCMP) for the city in a meeting jointly organised by the city corporation and the private consultant hired for the purpose. 

C Balasubramanian, president of the NGO District Exnora, drew attention to the plight of those living close to the Ariyamangalam composite yard, and pointed out that a proposal to relocate it has been pending for years. "The city generates over 450 tonnes of waste per day and there is a need to effectively manage this waste," he said. 

"A central bus terminus too is a long-pending demand. The leakage of underground drainage channels which is affecting sanitation also has to be checked," said Balasubramanian. M Sekaran, president, Federation of Consumer and Service Organisation, lamented the lack of recreational venues in the city, which had only a few parks. He also pointed out the need for improvement in the transport system in the city. D V Murali from Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI) said CREDAI was ready to cooperate with the civic body on effective segregation of waste generated in the city as part of the smart city initiative. He wanted the corporation to consider concession in property tax for residents who install 1 KV solar power unit at home. He also suggested the introduction of battery-operated public transport system in the city. 

Identification of satellites towns around the city would ensure that the population doesn't grow beyond the ideal limits of administration, said A R Vijay Kumar, director, Care School of Architecture. Jaishankar from the National Institute of Technology Trichy (NIT-T) urged the authorities to consider a proposal for an intelligent transport system they had submitted a few years ago. H Ubaidullah, honorary member of Trichy Inrascity Development Endeavor (Tides), urged the corporation to remove the obstructions in the procurement of land for the expansion of runway in the Trichy Airport, which has been delayed for several years. "Two more rounds of deliberations would be carried out with the civil society in the upcoming days before the proposal for the civil society is drafted," said Simon Selvaraj, associate director from Jones Lang Lasalle consultants, which is responsible for assisting the civic body in formulating the proposal for the smart city. 

The last date for submitting the proposal is January 15, 2016, and the 20 cities which would get the funding in the first year would be announced based on the proposal. 

"The minutes of the deliberations with the civil society members and suggestions obtained from general public would be published on the corporation website," said Selvaraj.

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