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Smart city: NDMC completes 72 projects in four years, 39 on anvil

New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Tuesday said the agency has been selected as one of the first 20 Smart Cities by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and has so far completed 72 projects worth Rs 199.11 crore under the smart-city initiative with 39 more projects worth Rs 1,377.17 crore are in the pipeline. According to NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar, a total of 111 projects were identified under the initiative at a cost of Rs 1,576.28 crore since announcement of Smart City initiative out of which two-thirds have been completed.

Talking about the initiative, the Chairman said they have installed 3.1 MW of solar rooftop on all its buildings (92 buildings) and a further of 7.52 MW (on 90 buildings) is connected to its grid through net-metering basis. Nearly 95 solar poles were set up at various roundabouts, which are sleek poles with upper halves

covered with solar panels and a small circular LED light at the top.

The civic body has installed 98 modular type RWH in Chanakya Puri, Gole Market, Laxmi Bai Nagar, Kidwai Nagar areas. These are modular, robust, load bearing and easy to install. "37 water ATMs have been installed by NDMC for providing affordable and pure potable water. Tender for third phase consisting of 40 ATMs has been floated on PPP mode," said an official.

Nearly 11 de-centralised Sewerage Treatment Plants (STP) with the capacity of 3.1 MLD have been developed under PPP model to treat sewerage de-centrally near its point of generation to make the Council more sustainable and utilise treated water for horticulture purpose. A total of 50 digital interactive panels have been installed at market places like Connaught Place, Khan Market, Sarojini Nagar market etc. and are being used by the general public. These interactive panels are being used to access online information like FIR registration, free Wi-Fi and Mobile charging points.

"NDMC has converted five colonies, namely D1-D2 Chanakyapuri, Jor Bagh, Ravinder Nagar, Golf links and A Block Moti Bagh, where complete segregation of waste into wet and dry are being done and domestic hazardous waste and e-waste is collected by an authorised NGO. 0.5 TPD Bio-methanisation plant has been installed and working at Laxmibai Nagar, NDMC," the official added. The Council has developed Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra at Mandir Marg offering courses in health and solar energy with a capacity of 5000 students. Rs 185 crore project, work of which is likely to be completed within two years

Smart Metering Project has been given to EESL, a PSU of the Ministry of Power, to installed smart meter with mobile app facility for offering various services to the citizens as well as easing up the maintenance and billing of the consumers. The civic body has constructed 65 out of 109 proposed smart PTUs at different locations as Public Hygienic centre having features like Bank ATM, Water ATM, Non-invasive body basic vitals testing.

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