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Smart City Innovation Centre at Punjab Engineering College

The Smart City Innovation Centre (SCIC), which is going to come up at PEC (Punjab Engineering College), will start work by April 31. The three main aspects that this Centre will take care of, include creating a state-of-the-art innovation Centre, setting up an urban observatory and making technology a part of the smart city in a manner that is people-friendly.  This innovation centre will have a universal approach so that cities across the country can approach the centre and see what all technologies and areas the centre is working on. The definition of a smart city is variable to the interpretation of its citizens. Area-based smart city development in Ludhiana includes the concept of smart roads and smart water supply. Under the safe city project, 15,000 cameras have been installed to provide safety to the residents. Garbage management system is also a highlight as the RDF generated is used in power generation systems. The participants discussed how the objective is to provide core infrastructure and give a good quality of life to citizens, a clean and sustainable environment through the application of ‘smart’ solutions. Anurag Agarwal, UT home secretary, who was the chief guest on the occasion, stated that Chandigarh is on the way to becoming not just a Smart City but a city with a difference, as it qualifies the criterion by just the way it was planned and stands the test of smartness even today.

Plans for Smart City

Three zones will be developed under the Smart City project by the Chandigarh Administration:

Zone I- Sector 16 and 17

Art shows will be organized in the vacant space around plaza, there will be cycle track and walking track from Sector 43 to Leisure Valley, solar roof and increase in green area in these sectors, on off days, and food court will be allowed on Jan Marg.

Zone II – Sector 22 and 35 

Development of facilities for the community.

Zone III- Sector 43

Business hub on the lines of Guru Gram, theater for cultural shows, hotels and business convention Centre.

Smart power meters, energy efficient systems, low pollution systems, solid waste management and smart infrastructure were some other areas that were focused on.  This all-encompassing approach ignited some sparks of inspiration in young minds present and shed light on importance of brainstorming and a holistic and out-of-the-box methodology.

What do you think about this project? Do share your views with us.

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Smart City Innovation Centre at Punjab Engineering College


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