Our Kakinada made it’s place in the list of Top 20 Smart Cities announced on January 2016. But it’s an open fact that not much works has been done so far except Road winding’s, 100% installation of LED Street lights, partial Drainage and Sanitation works, CNG cooking gas Pipeline network, Extended pipelines for Drinking water Etc., under the master plan of Kakinada Smart City development plan.
After the KMC Elections, works pertaining to the Kakinada Smart City program have gained sudden momentum and the digital projects are getting accelerated to offer services to the public from February.
Recently, in a press release event Smart City Mission Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sujay Arun said that under the Smart Cities Mission, the Union government has sanctioned Rs 388 crore for Kakinada and various works are being carried out under the First phase.
The below are the works being carried out under the First phase of Kakinada Smart City Development master-plan. (Few are yet to be started.)
- Command Control Center
- Digital Class rooms and schools
- Rehabilitation & Development of Selected parks
- Supply of E-Rikshaw
- E-Cart-Cargo & E-Cart
- Fish markets
- mall & multiplex
- multilevel parking
- Canal Front Development
- Rooftop Solar
- Distance and Signage boards
- Dust Bins at every street etc.
With that KMC has Kick started some works in Phase I, resumed Some of the works and aiming to finish them as soon as possible.
Let’s take a look at whats going on in the Ground Reality..
Command Control System Under Progress with whooping 94.89 cr :
Key Components of Command Control System in Kakinada includes
• Kakinada city wi-fi connectivity
• Kakinada city surveillance system-command and communication centre
• Smart lighting
• Smart traffic
• Smart parking
• Automatic number plate recognition
• Face detection
Rehabilitation & Development of Selected parks under progress :
Rehabilitation & Development of Vivekananda Park works are in Progress with the Budget of ₹8.18 crores and Gandhinagar Park with Budget of ₹3.86 Cr
Gandhinagar Park Development Plan:
Supply of E-Rikshaw, E-Cart-Cargo & E-Cart:
Work are in Progress for the Supply of E-Rikshaw, E-Cart-Cargo & E-Cart (Solid Waste) along with their after sales support services like Comprehensive Warranty, Maintenance, Construction of Service Center and Battery Charging Centers in Kakinada
Digital Classrooms and schools:
Work in progress for the Supply, delivery, Installation, commissioning of Virtual classrooms, Digital Classrooms and computer lab in all Municipal High school, primary schools, Budget of ₹12.50 cr and Up-gradation of Primary School Infrastructure work with the Budget of ₹2.66 Cr.
Drainage and sanitation :
KMC Renovated and constructed new drainage network along the main road and other areas like Jagannaickpur market road, NH 216 stretch up to Balayogi statue, Some Rural and Urban areas. KMC also installed many dustbins at prime junctions and streets. Recently state government allotted land for permanent dumping yard and Special cleaning trucks, e carts, tractor’s to maintain the city clean 24/7.
Current Progress In Reality:
Solar rooftop on Government buildings on PPP mode
Solar Panel Installation on Government Buildings to reduce the dependence on the conventional source of power.
Current Progress In Reality:
As far as the current progress is concerned it is pretty much impressive. These are only few pictures representing the development works being carried out under the Kakinada Smart City Phase-I. Soon we will update you with more detailed information on each project like Gandhi Nagar Park, ICT, Schools etc. Hope the tag Smart City will be achieved soon.