COIMBATORE (Smart Cities News): Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC) has planned to complete the smart city project works by January 31, 2023.
CCMC has been carrying out various developmental works under the Smart City project scheme since 2016 when the scheme was first announced. Coimbatore was among the first 20 cities which were shortlisted for the scheme.
The scheme’s budet was estimated at Rs 1,000 crore, with 50% funding each from the State and central governments. The State government had contributed Rs 500 crore whereas the Centre had contributed Rs 490 crore. Of the 54 projects that were started under the scheme in the city, CCMC has already completed 35 projects, and works are ongoing for the remaining 19 projects.
According to the sources, the works in Kumarasamy, Selvampathy and Krishnampathy lake will be fully completed in the next 45 days, while the pending works in the western bund of the Periyakulam tank and in the northern bund of the Valankulam lake in Ukkadam will be completed by this December.
“Only the works in Kurichi lake got delayed because of the issues with the contractors, which have been cleared now. About 50% of the works have been completed in Kurichi, and the remaining works are expected to be completed by March 2023. Meanwhile, 60% of the works in the Race Course, including the model road and information tree have been completed so far,” the source added.
Bio-mining is the only project which is delayed in the scheme because the officials are struggling to clear the legacy wastes dumped in the Vellalore dump yard for several years. Officials have been sending non-biodegradable wastes to cement factories as RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) to dispose of the legacy wastes.