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In the morning, we visited a Smart Solid Waste Management Project at Wembley City. We saw how waste was dumped by citizens not on vats or dustbins but on special network-linked bins which suck away wastes using compressed air to a compacting machine and underground transfer station. A great project where using underground pipes you avoid garbage trucks from moving over the roads and no roadside dumps of course.
We decided to think of having a prto-type system in New Town Eco Park.
|Not vats / dustbins:|
These waste collection chutes suck away anything you throw there
to an underground network of pipes and machines (see below):
|At underground technology station of SWM at Wembley, London|
Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra, CP Surajit Purakayastha, Transport
Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhay and Rishikesh Chanda of
Br High Commission were with me on 27 Juy 2015
|In front of Transfer Station from where tracks take away sealed steel|
container full of compacted waste: Clean like a hotel
A visit to Urban Innovation Centre showed us how to make the citizen at the centre of Technology Application. In one instance, they showed how a smart mobile can amplify sound cues to a blind person and help him go about a city market area. I gave a presentation, signed an MoU and exchanged MoUs in presence of Hon;ble CM, Hon'ble MoS UK, Hon'ble FM in the afternoon. Few pics:
|At Urban Innovation Centre, London|
|Signing MoU with Future Cities Catapult for|
developing New Town Kolkata into a Smart City
|Exchanging MoU at FCO|
At the FICCI-UKIBC meeting, there was a huge turn out and a well organised interaction, I spoke briefly about our six theme city project.
|Entrance to the hall where UKIBC meet took place|
|Hindustan Times dt 27 July 2015|
|Khabar 365 dt 27 July 2015|
|Khabar 365 dt 28 July 2015|
|Ei Samay dt 28 July 2015|
|Khabar 365 dt 26 July 2015|