Friday, October 16, 2015

Convergence Meeting for four smart cities: 911 of Kolkata?

This morning, we had a meeting of all four Smart Cities with different departments to ensure convergence of initiatives. Senior officers of Home, Health, Transport, Power, IT, Webel, CII, Nasscom and Consultants attended. Mission Director Sutanu Kar and Ms Shivani Raina, ADCP Bidhannagar were also there. We requested write-ups by first week of November of Departmental activities on these four smart cities on smart solutions under Digital India, Megacity (Safe City) Programme, National Urban Health Mission, m-Governance, urban mobility, Solar City, Intelligent Transport Systems and other Central / State Govt schemes. We were told of different initiatives in citizen centric activities such as call-an-ambulance,  complaint-to-police or call to fire brigade etc and decided that a common control and command room system would be required so that in times of emergency like car-crash-with-fire, all agencies can move with speed and accuracy, somewhat like the 911 system of USA.

We also discussed about city-wide wi-fi systems with free wi fi in public hot spots in a PPP mode.
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A Ficci-FLO (Ficci Ladies' Organisation) meet was held in Utsari Glass Hall this afternoon. Members toured Eco Park and discussed how they can associate with Smart City activities of New Town. A photo:

Smart City discussions in New Town with FLO members
16 Oct 2015
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