Cidco shows how it will make your city smart
GRAND LAUNCH Officials at exhibition will give information on all 88 projects; residents can learn about e-governance initiatives and use them
CBD BELAPUR: The exhibition at Vashi’s Cidco Exhibition Centre is a window to what your city will get and how it will develop.
The 75 stalls at Cidco Navi Mumbai (South) Smart City exhibition provide details of the planning body’s ambitious smart city project.
Inaugurated by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday, residents can get a glimpse on Saturday about the completed project and those in the pipeline.
Cidco officials will be present at each stall to explain to visitors about the projects. Cidco managing director Sanjay Bhatia said: “One can get details about all major developmental projects. They showcase in the form of panels, documentaries and brochures Cidco’s efforts of transforming nodes of Navi Mumbai south into a smart city.”
The development project reports of the projects, including infra, e-governance, organisation improvement and airport — are available at the exhibition.
Joint managing director V Radha said: “Details of all 88 projects planned for the smart city are available at the exhibition. We have given the complete cost details and the time frame for completion of the projects.”
She said residents can make use of the e-governance initiatives.
Fadnavis said” “The information provided is very exhaustive. I appeal to residents, stake holders and all those interested in information of what a smart city should be like to visit the exhibition.”
NOW, GET BUILDING PERMISSIONS ONLINE
Cidco launched its Auto DCR software, which will ease the process of taking permissions for building constructions. It CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurates the Cidco Smart City exhibition at the Exhibition Centre in Vashi on Friday. From left- Belapur MLA Manda Mhatre, guardian minister Eknath Shinde (in white), Cidco MD Sanjay Bhatia and Panvel MLA Prashant Thakur (in yellow).
has reduced the number of noobjection certificates required.
Developers will be able to make online applications for any permission. Auto DCR is a building plan scrutiny and approval system. It reads CAD drawings and maps them to the development control regulations for approval by municipal corporations and approving authorities.
Cidco joint managing director V Radha said: “We have reduced requirement of NOCs from 9 to 4. Permissions such as electricity connections are given automatically by raising the bill for the same. There will be self-certification for fire safety permission with the builders uploading movies of the infrastructure.”
Developers can submit their architectural plan along with the maps and other documents online with their application. The software will verify the documents online. Radha added, “The eligible applicants will be issued permissions online.”
URBAN PLANNING IMPORTANT
Stating that there is an urgent need for urban planning, Devendra Fadnavis said, “For the
past 20 years, urban planning was considered a sin and so there has been no planning. This has led to haphazard development and illegal structures.”
He said, “While 50% of the people are dependent on agriculture, it contributes only 11% to production. We need reforms to increase the output and provide market to them.”
He added, “The urban areas contribute 65% to the GDP. If more employment opportunities are created in the urban areas, the burden on the rural areas will decrease.”
Fadnavis said: “The Cidco smart city will provide around 9 lakh high-end jobs. This will have a trickle-down effect. Hence, we need to stress on both cities and rural areas to ensure strong economy for both.” The mathadis from the APMC market of Vashi, form a human chain at Vashi toll plaza which the chief minister was to cross on his way to Vashi. The mathadis hold a banner stating their demands.
The information provided is exhaustive. I appeal to residents, stake holders and those interested in knowing what a smart city should be to visit the exhibition.
DEVENDRA FADNAVIS, CM