13th 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 was apprised about work progress various projects under Chandigarh Smart City Limited. The Chair has directed CSCL to expedite the projects whose RFP have been approved.

The Board of CSCL also accorded sanction to award the work of ‘Erection and Commissioning of Garbage Transfer Station Equipments (Mechanical) to the lowest successful bidder, M/s Hyva India Private Limited of Mumbai at the cost of Rs. 19.61 Cr against the estimated cost of Rs. 23.35 Cr. This work will be completed in a time span of 6 months and after the installation of machinery and equipments at 3 nos Garbage Transfer Stations, the garbage collected from the city will be segregated and compacted for further processing.

The Board of CSCL also gave nod to the selection of agency for implementation of Public Bike Sharing System in Chandigarh. The project will be implemented by selected bidder M/s SmartBike Mobility, Hyderabad on PPP mode across the city. Under the project, the company will establish 617 docking station and operate 5000 bicycles for 11 years. M/s SmartBike Mobility will pay an annual concession fees of Rs. 12,00,000/- to Chandigarh Smart City Limited.

The Board also approve the purchase of 35 nos of Garbage Hopper Tipper at the total cost of Rs. 2.02 Cr. These twin bins hoppers tippers will be deployed in the city for the door to door collection of segregated garbage. Apart from these, the board also has cleared the DPR for design, develop and maintain the SCADA system for Solid Waste Management vehicle tracking at cost of Rs. 6.28 Cr. including operation and maintainace for 5 years. In this project all the garbage collection system including the vehicles will be tracked and monitored through GPS and SCADA system which will improve the collection efficiency.

The board also discussed the ICCC proposal submitted Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and the advisor directed the representatives of BEL to rework on their financial proposal and report back for discussion and decision in the next board meeting.

In addition to above, the Board of Directors of CSCL have approved the DPR’s of Upgradation and Rehabilitation of 5 STP’s. In line to same, now the upgradation of STP’s will be done in 3 three separate packages as under:

a.      1 no STP at Diggian on Open Technology

b.      2 nos STP’s at Raipur Kalan and Raipur Khurd on Open Technology

c.       2 nos STP’s at 3 BRD and Dhanas on SBR Technology

The board also cleared the proposal of implementing Digital Door Numbering throughout the city wherein every residential and commercial property will be given a unique ID which will be linked to various municipal services such as water supply, electricity supply, property tax etc. This will help for effective delivery of various public services apart from improving the collection of bills, property tax, garbage collection etc.

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, 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, Shailender Singh, Chief Engineer, MC, Chandigarh, Kapil Setia, Chief Architect, UT, Chandigarh, N.P. Sharma, CGM, CSCL.

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