Odisha govt sets timeline for Bhubaneswar smart city projects


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday set a timeline for various projects of Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd (BSCL).

Taking a review meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi set timelines against the projects and directed the executing agencies to expedite the process of implementation.

Presentations made at the meeting show that presently 2 broad types of projects have been planned out for the smart city-PAN City Solution Projects and Area Based Development Projects.

The PAN city solution projects include 5 major projects like adaptive traffic signal control system, smart solution, public-bicycle sharing, common payment card and BBSR One.

These will provide the services like auto traffic signaling as per the crowd, GIS location of the schools, hospitals, public utilities, conveyance centers, community centers, heritage sites, mobile-based information of the city travel plan from one point to another, transport network, live-location of the public buses, common system for payment of different services like transport, tax, public utility fees etc.

Around Rs 786 cr has been estimated for these 5 projects under Pan city solution.

Similarly, the Area Based Development projects include Multi Level Car Parking at Rajmhal and Sahid Nagar, Railway Station Multi-Modal Hub, ICOMC with BMC building complex, Social equity center, Smart Janpath, Underground cabling, Integrated public center, Smart Park, BBSR Urban knowledge center, Awas Mission at Chandrasekharpur, Satyanagar, Gadakana and Shantinagar, Sewage system of District-1, e-rickshaw, I am Bhubaneswar Initiative, e-waste management, Sensory park, Socially smart etc.

Around of Rs. 3170 cr has been estimated for these 20 projects.

Out of 29 envisioned projects, 20 projects are now under field-level execution in different phases and the tender for other 5 projects have been floated. After a feasibility study, the tendering papers for balance projects are being prepared.