- Veröffentlicht: 25. November 2018
The Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Limited (ASCDCL) and industry initiative, Aurangabad First, jointly organized a daylong workshop titled Manthan at the MGM campus on Saturday. The workshop saw discussions on various projects to be undertaken under the Smart City Mission and continued till late on Saturday evening.
ASCDCL is the special purpose vehicle established for the implementation of the smart city projects and Aurangabad First is an initiative of the Marathwada Environment Care Cluster (MECC), formed by industry associations. As part of the Smart City Mission, Aurangabad proposes to be a citizen friendly and socially inclusive tourism, heritage and industrial city with world-class infrastructure and a safe environment. Safe mobility, more open spaces, non-vehicular streets and the provision of basic infrastructure are the major goals to make the city citizen friendly, as per the proposal. The provision of affordable housing and employment opportunities also comprise key goals.
Saturday’s meeting was started with a joint address and then broken into simultaneous workshops on heritage and urban planning, housing, environment, solid waste management and sanitation, transport and roads, water supply and conservation, IT, health and gender, environment, education and inclusion. The workshops were modulated by the officials of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Individuals and NGOs working in the respective areas, students, enthusiasts and press representatives took part in the workshop and offered their suggestions.
As part of the first smart city initiative, the city will get as many as 50 buses for public transport by the end of this year. The buses are currently being designed at Dharwad in Karnataka. Following the separate workshops, experts from various fields who had been called from outside the city, made presentations to the combined audience at Rukmini Hall in MGM.
Autor(en)/Author(s): Arpita Sharad
Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 17.11.2018