Chandigarh to implement e-governance soon

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CHANDIGARH: E-governance will be introduced in Chandigarh soon, making all civic services such as fire NOC, booking of community halls, birth and death certificate and building plan approval available online for the convenience of residents.

This was informed at a meeting chaired by V P Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator. The meeting was called to review the works under the Smart City Mission. Manoj Kumar Parida, UT Adviser and K K Yadav, Municipal Commissioner were also present in the meeting.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for setting up an Integrated Command and Control centre (ICCC) in the city. It will help in surveillance through cameras and intelligent traffic management system along with an adaptive traffic control system.

The Municipal Commissioner said that the sensors would also be installed at 10 locations to indicate the air quality in the city. Dynamic-message signs will be installed at 40 locations to inform the public about any new development in the city as well as to guide them about the route on which they are travelling.

CCTV cameras will be installed at all important places like markets, public parks, schools, colleges and community centres. The project will cost around Rs 184 crore. Services like smart lighting, parking and bike sharing etc. will be connected with the command centre for information on real-time status.

The bike-sharing scheme will be implemented for the entire city. 617 bicycles docking stations have been identified with a total of 5,000 cycles will be put into service in the first phase. The scheme will be operational within 12 months.

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