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Rijiju reviews progress of smart city projects in Arunachal Pradesh

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Itanagar: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju looked into the progress of the smart city projects in Itanagar and Pasighat through a virtual meeting.

The CEO of Itanagar Smart City Development Corporation Ltd., Dahey Sangno, stated in a statement that Rijiju called for smart cities to attract people’s attention and concentrate on “feel-good-inducing” initiatives.

“A smart city needs to be smart in all ways. It is not enough to have smart infrastructure; we also need to train individuals to think and act intelligently. Rijiju stated that we should “sensitise residents to become accountable to their city” and added that smart policing, tourist-centric initiatives, and urban aesthetics should all receive support.

“The SCM was introduced in 2015 to much excitement. The verdict was highly anticipated by the public. Therefore, it is essential that the projects be assessed and finished within the allotted time frame, the minister continued.

He urged that the SCM be combined with other government assets, architects, city planners, and designers “to construct Itanagar and Pasighat ideal tourism destinations.”

Neeraj Semwal, the urban development commissioner, emphasised the initiatives being made by the two cities to create smart cities.

Pasighat Smart City” is undertaking 43 projects worth Rs 511.5 crore, of which 12 have been finished and the rest projects are moving forward at different levels. 32 projects totaling Rs 559.15 crore are being carried out in Itanagar, of which six have been finished and the rest are at various stages of completion, the official said.

Sangno and his counterpart from Pasighat gave in-depth talks on the monetary and physical development of their respective cities.

Market area upgrading, smart roadways, storm water drains, sewage treatment plants, solid waste management, riverside development, and historical rehabilitation are a few of the PSC’s larger current projects.

According to Sangno, some of the notable projects under the SCM for Itanagar include the multipurpose vendor market, automated car parking facilities, eco-tourism park, Yagamso river cleaning, bioremediation of legacy waste, redevelopment of Ganga market, pedestrian sidewalks, CC roads, storm water drains, artisan-cum-handicraft exhibition centre, redevelopment of IG Park, etc.

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