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

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ■ ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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

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