Smart solutions and infrastructure will improve resource efficiency and seamless citizen services: LG

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Inaugurates the Integrated Command and Control Center under the Srinagar Smart City Initiative and SMC’s Drainage System in Shalteng; says, for better facilities, consumers need to pay their bills on time

Srinagar: Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday inaugurated the Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) under the Srinagar Smart City initiative and the Srinagar Municipal Corporation’s storm water drainage system in Shalteng.

Calling the Integrated Command and Control Center the nerve center for all smart city IT interventions, LG said the center will act as a city situation room, integrating civic operations and creating opportunities for decision-making. data-based decision making.

The new facility will provide a single platform to monitor and address public issues in real time, he added.

According to an official press release, the LG stated that Srinagar Smart City aims to secure and increase livability, sustainability and efficiency for all citizens. “The holistic approach to the operation of Srinagar Smart City will help achieve five long-term goals: smart mobility, smart economy, smart environment, smart lifestyle and smart governance.

“Revolutionary technological interventions bring efficiency in urban governance and strengthen the responsiveness of different stakeholders. Srinagar is adopting modern technical tools for sustainable and integrated urban living,” the LG said.

Real-time data will ensure efficient management of services such as water, electricity, mobility, education, health, environment and security, he added.

“All stakeholders are working in tandem to make the city of Srinagar the best example of the smart city movement in the country. With a wide range of smart solutions and infrastructure, we hope to improve resource efficiency and seamless citizen services,” LG added.

The LG emphasized the continuous evaluation of the functioning of the Integrated Command and Control Center to analyze the impact of civic services, the effectiveness of Plan-B; Emergency Response Mechanism; the development of a policy framework based on the needs of the population and public comments.

He also advised the officials of Srinagar Smart City for the replacement of overhead cables providing electric power with underground cables and the adoption of a convergence model to develop such institutionalized mechanisms which will lay a solid foundation for the extension of better civic amenities in the years to come.

The LG also stressed the need to bring about behavioral change among officers as well as the public in terms of civic and other government services.

“For better facilities, consumers need to pay their bills on time. At the same time, it must be ensured that legitimate and honest consumers who pay their electricity bills are provided with quality power supply,” LG added.

He asked relevant officers to develop a public feedback mechanism for online services of water and electricity connections.

Speaking on the occasion, Junaid Azim Mattu, Mayor of SMC, said the integrated command and control center will prove to be a pivot for technological understanding of governance challenges.

With various smart city initiatives, we are getting closer to realizing the goal of a smarter city, he added.

Athar Aamir Khan, CEO of Srinagar Smart City Limited and Commissioner SMC briefed LG on the key features of the new Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC).

The ICCC enables information gathering and collaborative monitoring, helping to analyze data for faster decision-making. Intelligent operations capability ensures integrated data visualization, real-time collaboration, and in-depth analytics that can help various stakeholders prepare for emergencies, coordinate and manage response efforts, and improve the continued efficiency of city operations, he was advised.

They further informed LG about the 175 km long fiber optic project.

Later, the LG traveled to Shalteng and inaugurated the new stormwater drainage system. He was informed that the new drainage system will benefit a lakh population and bring about a big change in the sanitary conditions of the region.

Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Pandurang K Pole, Division Commissioner, Kashmir; Charu Sinha, IGP CRPF; Vikramjit Singh, IGP traffic, J&K; Mohammad Aijaz, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and other senior police and civil administration officers were present on the occasion.


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