Engineers suggest novel ideas to make city smarter
CBD BELAPUR: The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) held a workshop at The Institution of Engineers at CB Belapur on Thursday for engineers to brainstorm on how Navi Mumbai could be made a smart city.
Engineers from various institutions such as The Institute of Town Planners, The Indian Institute of Architects, The Institute of Company Secretaries Of India, The Vaikuntha Mehta Institute for Decentralized Industries, The Indian Institute of Materials Management and The Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering, took part in the workshop.
NMMC chief city engineer Mohan Dagaonkar presented the achievements of the civic body and consulted engineers, architects and other leading fraternity on the Smart City projects.
Dagaonkar said, “The NMMC aims to establish Navi Mumbai as an exemplar for both citizens as well as other cities around the world. A place where everything we want to achieve will come together: eco-friendly and sustainable environs, efficient infrastructure and an enviable lifestyle.”
Dagaonkar then listed a few challenges faced by the NMMC, such as strengthening the public transport system, providing adequate parking facility, ensuring citizen safety and maintaining a high-growth trajectory for economic development, among others, and sought their ideas on how these challenges could be overcome.
Those present at the workshop brainstormed and gave their opinions on various projects.
They also spoke on how Smart City Navi Mumbai could bring about a significant change in the lives of residents with improved infrastructure and lifestyle.