11TH MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CSCL
The Voice of Chandigarh News: Photo T S Bedi
11th Meeting of Board of Directors of CSCL was held under the Chairmanship of Manoj Kumar Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh. During the meeting, Board has discussed various projects in detail and accorded approval to different projects to be implemented under Smart City Mission by Chandigarh Smart City Limited.
The Board of CSCL has accorded sanction to award the work of Mining of Legacy Waste to the lowest successful bidder, M/s SMS Limited of Nagpur at the cost of Rs. 34 Crores against the estimated cost of 40 Crores. This work will be completed in a time span of 18 Months and the city will be able to get rid of the 5 Lakh Metric Tonne of Garbage Dump accumulated in Daddumajra over the years. The Waste Garbage Dump will be cleared of by the selected firm in scientific and hygienic manner. The residents in the vicinity will get rid of the foul smell and leachate, oozing out from the garbage dump.
The Adviser also given nod to the selection of System Integrator for Implementation of E-Governance Services for the City. By Implementation of E-Governance Services citizens will be able to access the various Municipal Services such as issuing of birth and death certificates, payment of property taxes, electricity-water bill payment, approval of building plans etc. through a mobile application as well as online through web portal. In all 28 services including Online Building Plan Approval System will be implemented under this project. This work is expected to be completed in 12 Months time period at the total cost of Rs. 11.50 Crores by the lowest bidder M/s Price water House Cooper Private Limited.
The Board also cleared the award of project of Underground Utility Mapping in Chandigarh. The work will be carried out at an approx. amount of 6 Crores in a time limit of 6 Months. All the underground utilities viz water supply pipelines, sewage network, OFC network etc. will be mapped using latest GPR technologies which will be helpful in any future planning of the city as the exact location of the utility services will be known for preparing designing etc.
Apart from the above, the Board of Directors of CSCL have cleared the project of Implementation of SCADA System for Recycled Water Distribution Network, Implementation of Smart Class Rooms and improvement of Basic Infrastructure in 4 Schools of the Chandigarh City on pilot basis. The 90 classrooms of the Govt. Schools located in Sector-22, 35 & 43 will be provided with interactive boards, projectors, smart class room lighting, fire alarms, etc. for giving the latest infrastructure and the updated study material to the students. The work of upgradation to smart class rooms will be completed in about 6 Months time period at the cost of Rs. 4.80 Crores and the related civil infrastructure of school building will be upgraded at the cost of Rs. 53 Lakhs.
The Board has also cleared the draft DPR of 24X7 Water Supply (PAN City) costing Rs. 440 Crores and the same has been submitted to Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) for financing of the project from the French development agency, AFD (Agence Francaise de Development). By implementing this project of 24X7 Water Supply, residents of the city will be able to get non contaminated continuous water supply without any drop in pressure.
The Chairman has also given directions to the officers present to complete the tendering process of the remaining projects under Smart City Mission so that the projects be implemented and executed at the earliest. The meeting was attended by the other Board Members including Arun Kumar Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary Home, A.K. Sinha, IAS, Secretary Finance, K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner MCC-cum-Chief Executive Officer, CSCL, Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, DC, Chandigarh, Anil Kumar Garg, PCS, Additional CEO, CSCL, Mukesh Anand, Chief Engineer-cum-Special Secretary, UT, Chandigarh, Manoj Bansal, Chief Engineer, MC, Chandigarh, Kapil Setia, Chief Architect, UT, Chandigarh, N.P. Sharma, GM (T.&E.), CSCL.