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The Coimbatore Corporation will hold a series of meetings scheduled for the entire week to chalk out plans for the Smart City proposal. While on Monday, senior officials will hold a meeting with ward councillors to get their suggestions for Smart City plan, the zonal-level meetings will also begin the same day. The civic body will also hold meetings with technical experts and industrialists as well, this week.

"On Monday, we will hold a meeting with all ward councillors to get their suggestions for the plan. The same evening, a similar zonal-level meeting will be held in the north zone office. It will continue till all the five zones are covered and will run throughout the week," said K Vijayakarthikeyan, corporation commissioner. Ward councillors, resident welfare association members, representatives from NGOs and residents will participate in this meeting. "I will hold a meeting with various architects, engineers, planners and consultants in the city on Tuesday to get their inputs and suggestions as well," said Vijayakarthikeyan.

A meeting will be held with city industrialists on Wednesday. "We have invited all renowned industrialists to get their inputs," said a nodal officer.

The commissioner will also take part in a workshop that will be held in Chennai on Thursday and Friday. A review meeting has been called for by the state government in which all the shortlisted cities will take part and their progress will be monitored.

The Facebook page of the city has received only 400 likes so far and few suggestions have come from representatives, said an official. Consultant, Ramesh Ramakrishnan of ICRA management consulting services said that they were making progress and were operating as per the schedule. "We will soon conduct polls and meetings with the people. We will start several polls from next week and will stay in touch with schools and colleges to speed up the process," he said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/Meetings-events-to-help-prepare-smart-city-plan/articleshow/49223785.cms
 

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Smart city proposal: Coimbatore councillors discuss traffic woes

COIMBATORE: Traffic congestion took the top spot at a meeting of the Coimbatore Corporation councillors held here on Monday to discuss the smart city proposal.

The councillors raised their concerns and also suggested measures to solve the city's traffic woes. Water supply and waste management were also discussed.

"The civic body had announced several roads, ring roads and road widening projects. If these projects are implemented along with the multilevel car parking project, the traffic congestion in the city could be reduced," said finance committee chairman Prabhakaran.

He added that if the sky walks and other proposed flyovers were constructed, the traffic management would become easier.

Town planning committee chairman Senthil Kumar seconded this and added that traffic was becoming a major issue in the city.

East zone chairman K R Jayaram spoke about how several national highways and state highways could be widened and traffic could be monitored.

Councillors urged the city mayor and corporation commissioner to speak to the officials at the regional transport office and ensure that before a car license is permitted or a car purchase is made, the civic body officials should give a certificate ensuring that the potential buyers have parking facilities at their residence. "We see that all the cars are parked on the roads these days," said R Gayathri, Congress councillor representing ward 12 (K K Pudur).

Other councillors also urged the civic body to remove encroachments on various stretches that would widen the roads.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/Smart-city-proposal-Coimbatore-councillors-discuss-traffic-woes/articleshow/49232945.cms
 

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the mygov.in site has just opened today for coimbatore. please start posting your views guys. we'll try our best to push it through even if the SG is against us
I'm wondering how they are going to evaluate based on number of suggestions?? Quantity matters than the Quality. In most of the discussions it was generally a one liner comments :nuts:
 

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No No.. I meant if they are going evaluate based on number of posts (news article says chennai & trichy has over 600 posts). Then all it matters is quantity.

If they are going to evaluate like that, then hats off to them...TN will become very developed. :bash::bash:....it's quite clear ADMK is not aiming at CBE in the first phase. The way they delayed the website and consultant, their way of conducting meetings for name sake, etc. Namma Aracha maave araikavendiyadhu dhan.
 

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There has been no article in media about this online portal. How will people know? Has Corporation taken any efforts to publicize this apart from conducting lousy meetings with councillors who had no clue about Smart city
 

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Essel Group Ties Up With FICCI To Boost Smart Cities Mission

Essel Group Ties Up With FICCI To Boost Smart Cities Mission -


Essel Group has joined hands with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to boost ‘Smart Cities’ project.

Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group said, "This is a perfect platform to present our commitment in creating world-class cities and transforming quality of life of people in India. The association will pave the way for bringing in a wealth of knowledge, talent and domain expertise in the areas of engineering excellence, renewable energy and infrastructure”.

Also present during the summit were M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India, Ashok Agarwal, CEO, Essel Infraprojects and Dr Jyotsna Suri, President, FICCI.

Ashok Agarwal, CEO, Essel Infraprojects said, “We are part of FICCI’s delegate team and have so far visited cities like Pune, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Surat and Chandigarh. We will be visiting more cities in the days to come. We are trying to understand the issues that these cities will face while implementing the Smart Cities project and are helping them design solutions. Our objective is to build integrated utilities and develop state-of-the art infrastructure solutions that are innovative, sustainable as well as eco-friendly.”

Essel Group, as Smart City Master Concessionaire is a part of a team of delegates that will be meeting top brass of various Municipal Corporations and will work closely work with them to implement the smart cities project with a view of 40-50 years of Master Planning.

The Group recently signed an MoU with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to support the latter’s National Mission on Smart Cities by agreeing to provide necessary inputs to generate ideas for policy advocacy and promotion of smart city concepts amongst stakeholders. It will also support CII’s thought leadership role and knowledge repository by providing reference points along with other Technology and Infrastructure solution partners showcasing best practices in various fields related to the development of smart cities. In addition Essel Group will support CII by conducting feasibility studies for the evaluation of potential target cities with regard to opportunities in energy management, mobility solutions, building management systems and other associated areas.

Essel Group plans to invest over $2billion in the next three years in transforming major cities across the country. Essel Group is the only integrated smart city developer in India with proven expertise in creating single a window utility corridor.

- See more at: http://www.businessworld.in/economy-infrastructure/essel-group-ties-ficci-boost-smart-cities-mission#sthash.CveOvgnO.dpuf
 
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