Srinagar Smart City: Srinagar adopts modern technical tools for sustainable and integrated living : LG Sinha


Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today inaugurated two prestigious projects, the Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) under the Srinagar Smart City Initiative and the Srinagar Municipal Corporation Stormwater Drainage System in Shalteng.
Calling the Integrated Command and Control Center the nerve center for all smart city IT interventions, the Lieutenant Governor said the center will act as a city situation room, integrating civic operations and creating opportunities for data-driven decision making.
The new facility will provide a single platform to monitor and address public issues in real time, he added.
The Lieutenant Governor said, “Srinagar Smart City aims to ensure 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.
Breakthrough technological interventions bring efficiency in urban governance and strengthen the responsiveness of different stakeholders. Srinagar is embracing modern technical tools for sustainable and integrated city living, the Lieutenant Governor 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, added the Lieutenant Governor.
Lt Governor 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; development of a policy framework based on the needs of the population and public comments.
The Lieutenant Governor also advised the officials of Srinagar Smart City to replace overhead cables providing electric power with underground cables and adopt a convergence model to develop such an institutionalized mechanism which will lay a solid foundation for the extension of better civic amenities in the years to come.
The Lieutenant Governor further emphasized 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, care must be taken to ensure that legitimate and honest consumers who pay their electricity bills are provided with quality power supplies, the Lieutenant Governor 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 the Lieutenant Governor on the key features of the new Integrated Command and Control Center.
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 informed.
He further briefed the Lieutenant Governor on the 175 km long fiber optic project.
Later, the Lieutenant Governor visited 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 Government, Housing and Urban Development; Pandurang K Pole, Division Commissioner, Kashmir; Charu Sinha, IGP CRPF; Vikramjit Singh, IGP traffic, J&K; Mohd Aijaz, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and other senior police and civil administration officers were present on the occasion.


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