CHANDIGARH, INDIA (Smart Cities News): 13th August 2021, UT Administrator Shri V.P. Singh Badnore has inaugurated four projects under the Smart Cities Mission.
The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system was launched for tertiary-treated water distribution, SCADA monitoring door-to-door waste collection vehicles, and an online building plan approval system (OBPAS) for Rose Club commercial units Sector 16. Besides, Phase 1 of the public bicycle sharing project was inaugurated at the Shanti Kunj parking area, Sector 16.
In the inauguration, Shri Badnore said that the SCADA system for monitoring door-to-door waste collection vehicles was essential for pan-city information and communication technology (ICT) based solutions under the Smart Cities Projects.
The project motive is to improve the efficiency of collection, transportation and disposal of municipal solid waste in a cost-effective and environment-friendly manner. It will help monitor, track and manage various tasks related to door-to-door waste collection through GPS-enabled devices mounted on 642 vehicles. In addition, a team at the command-and-control centre will monitor the movement of the vehicles to ensure assigned routes are followed.
He said citizens could register on the “Clean Chandigarh Healthy Chandigarh” application to get a notification on their mobile phone when the vehicle was about to reach their vicinity. They could also see the route of the waste collection vehicle assigned to their area. In this vehicle breakdown, the command centre would get an alert, and a replacement vehicle would be about to complete.
Chandigarh Smart City Ltd (CSCL) has deputed a dedicated team at the 24*7 Help Desk number (0172-2787200) for grievances related to door-to-door waste collection. Badnore said citizens would be able to complain about the mobile application. In addition, the system would enable officials to check the quantity of dry and wet waste generated in the city.
Chandigarh is the only city to launch the project on a pan-city basis on the public bike-sharing system. It is a proud moment to announce the deployment of pedal-assisted hybrid E-bicycles also. The project would be extended to 5,000 bicycles and 617 stations in a year, making it India’s densest and largest public bike-sharing system, said UT Administrator.
Mayor Shri Ravi Kant Sharma also attended this event and said that the monitoring and data collection related to tertiary-treated water would help analyse the flow of tertiary-treated water along with the quantity and quality parameters.
The Online Building Permission Application System (OBPAS) enable the citizens to apply for the approval of commercial building plans. Through the system, building plans could be submitted online. SMS and Email notifications would be sent to citizens in connection with their application status and further pay the fee online or contactless payment. The project would ensure timely approval of building plans and maintain transparency. Citizens/architects could contact a 24*7 Help Desk number (0172-2787200) for inquiries, Shri K.K Yadav, MC Commissioner, CSCL.