NDMC outlines its vision for Smart City

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Thursday outlined its vision to build its area into a Smart City, making efficient use of scarce resources like water and energy.

NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar briefed Urban Development and Housing Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on how the capital’s smallest civic body planned to transform its territory into a Smart City, an NDMC statement said.

Kumar said the NDMC be turned into an efficient, livable and sustainable urban area, with efficient use of scarce resources like water and energy, and smart mobility and governance.

The project will also involve smart LED lighting, harvesting solar power, Wifi services, smart video surveillance, intelligent parking and water management.

“NDMC (also) proposed to include smart social and economic infrastructure which includes smart hospitals, smart schools, skill development, integrated solid waste management.”

Naidu asked the NDMC to adhere to strict timelines to complete the project. He also called upon NDMC to have an inclusive Smart City Plan to focus on slum redevelopment.

The NDMC is the smallest of civic bodies in the national capital, and covers an area that covers the offices and residences of Indian leaders as well as some major landmarks.

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