Smart City project: Hi­machal Pradesh forms spe­cial pur­pose ve­hi­cle

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age­ment and ci­ti­zen se­cu­rity. Apart from this, solid and waste wa­ter man­age­ment, build­ing safety, dis­as­ter mit­i­ga­tion and open and recre­ational places would also get at­ten­tion.

Mem­bers of the board of di­rec­tors of SPV in­cludes mayor, direc­tor (ur­ban de­vel­op­ment), deputy com­mis­sioner, mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner, two in­de­pen­dent di­rec­tors, chief en­gi­neers of PWD and IPH, un­der sec­re­tary (IFD) union min­istry of ur­ban de­vel­op­ment, one part time direc­tor from fi­nance depart­ment, one part time direc­tor from ur­ban de­vel­op­ment depart­ment and man­ag­ing direc­tor-cum-chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer.

The city ad­vi­sory fo­rum to SPV will also in­clude mem­ber of par­lia­ment, con­cerned MLA pres­i­dents of beopar man­dals, travel agen­cies, street ven­dors as­so­ci­a­tions, res­i­dent wel­fare as­so­ci­a­tions, taxi unions be­sides of­fi­cers of dif­fer­ent de­part­ments, boards and cor­po­ra­tions.

A state govern­ment of­fi­cial said that SPV would ap­prove the projects in­clud­ing their tech­ni­cal ap­praisal and ex­e­cute the Smart City pro­posal with com­plete free­dom. He said that it will mobilize re­sources within time lim­its and take nec­es­sary mea­sures for mo­bi­liza­tion of re­sources and also en­sure timely com­ple­tion of projects.

He fur­ther said that SPV will un­der­take review of ac­tiv­i­ties of the mis­sion in­clud­ing bud­get im­ple­men­ta­tion of projects, mon­i­tor qual­ity con­trol re­lated mat­ters, in­cor­po­rate joint ven­tures and sub­sidiaries. It will de­ter­mine and col­lect user charges as au­tho­rized by Shimla MC. The board of di­rec­tors may co-opt rep­re­sen­ta­tives of any depart­ment which are in­volved in plan­ning or ex­e­cu­tion of var­i­ous projects un­der Smart City project.

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