A meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur to review the progress on Smart City Project Dharamshala.Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that Rs. 2100 crore mega project for Dharamshala town would not only give facelift to the town but also provide world standard basic amenities to the residents of the town as well as tourists visiting the place. He said that augmentation and automation at source and plant for water supply schemes had been completed by spending Rs. 29.73 crore. He said that work was in progress regarding e-nagarpalika under which the masses would be provided digitalized public services.Chief Minister said that the executors of the project should work with better coordination and cooperation to achieve the desired results. He said that the executing agencies should work with stipulated targets so that the goals could be achieved and next targets were fixed accordingly. He said that the Smart City would have 228 CCTV cameras, environmental sensors at four locations and Public Addressing systems at 10 locations.
Jai Ram Thakur said that smart roads and Place making, including smart street lights, utility ducts and foot path would be developed under the project. He said that feasibility report of sample stretch of three kilometers road has been prepared. He said that smart kiosks would be installed at 33 places and integrated online parking management system would be provided at 22 locations to facilitate the people. He said that passengers information system would be provided at bus stand shelters on 78 locations.Urban Development Minister Sarveen Chaudhary said that the project was slated to be completed by 20th September, 2020. She said that State Government would provide all possible help for the time bound completion of this mega project.Managing Director, Smart City Mission Dharamshala Sandeep Kadam welcomed the Chief Minister and gave presentation on the project.Additional Chief Secretary Tarun Kapoor, Representatives of ILF Consulting Engineers in JV with Almondz Global Infrastructure Consultant Limited B.K. Singh, S. Singh and Dinesh Goel, Executive engineer Smart City Vijay Chaudhary were present on the occasion among others.