Smart Cities initiative: Government begins finalising proposals on PM’s motion plan

With the Centre getting ready a 60-point motion plan following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assembly with secretaries of all departments and ministries in September, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has begun work to finalise its suggestion for offering Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs) as a service to states and smaller cities.

A assessment for a similar was taken by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba earlier this week, The Indian Express has realized.

The Smart Cities mission, which goals at creating 100 citizen-friendly and self-sustainable city settlements, consists of establishing ICCCs for every metropolis as a significant step. These ICCCs, designed to allow authorities to observe the standing of assorted facilities in actual time, have been initially geared toward controlling and monitoring water and energy provide, sanitation, site visitors motion, built-in constructing administration, metropolis connectivity and Internet infrastructure. However, these centres will now additionally monitor numerous different parameters and can also be linked to the CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems) community below the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The Indian Express on October 18 had reported that the Centre has ready the 60-point motion plan, a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the secretaries of all departments and ministries.

“When you try to scale up across the country, you can’t spend Rs 100 crore or so per city… We will need one centre in a state where all the inputs come from the cities. So if a state wants to set up in 100 cities it can make one common investment instead of all 100 cities… The PM has asked to explore such a model. We have been working the industry and our own consultants. In a couple of weeks we will be able to finalise the model and then talk to the states,” an official stated on situation of anonymity.

According to sources, the MoHUA goals to finalise the ICCC mannequin and implement a pilot mission throughout six main states — Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

“We are almost on the verge of finalising the model. Our aim to target 5-6 major states is because they have the capacity this kind of model, in terms of financial and administrative capacity, and maximum population can also get covered,” the official stated.

So far, these ICCCs have been operationalised in 69 cities, with Agartala, Indore and Vadodara ranked the very best for a sustainable enterprise mannequin of those centres.