Councilor Saurabh Joshi meets senior officials and residents over making Chandigarh a ‘Smart City’

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Residents came out with ideas in a meeting held at Panjab University

NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Taking a big step forward MC Councilor from Ward No. 2 Saurabh Joshi organized a meeting with senior officials, dignitaries and residents of his ward at the Golden Jubilee Hall, PU where the suggestions were taken for making Chandigarh a Smart City. Prince Dhawan (IAS, SDM-C), Anurag Aggarwal (IAS, HS), Dr. Sukhchain Singh Gill (IPS, SSP), Dr. Y.K. Chawla (Director, PGI), Prof. Arun K. Grover (VC, PU) and Dr. Manoj K. Arora (Director, PEC) were present in this meeting.

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On this occasion a video presentation was given in which the city was shown as smart. The event was organized by the Chandigarh Administration in which Saurabh Joshi came out with a smart ward concept where installation of CCTV cameras was proposed for safety purpose. Also a smart transport system was talked about in which it was proposed to get traffic congestion alerts on the residents’ smart phones.

Residents from Ward no. 2 and 5 made a presence in this meeting and came out with suggestions for making the city smart. Adequate water supply, assured electricity supply, sanitation, solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, affordable housing especially for the poor, robust IT connectivity and digitalization, good governance especially e-Governance and sustainable environment, safety and security of citizens, particularly women, children and the elderly and other basic health and education facilities were talked about.

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Saurabh Joshi said, “As far as Chandigarh is concerned we are way ahead of other cities of the country but still we have to go a long way for the welfare of the residents. This meeting was a platform wherein questions could be answered and doubts could be cleared considering the available resources and funds for the Union Territory.”

The officials and dignitaries noted down the demands well and promised action on the planning of making the city smart. The audience thanked the councilor for making such important effort and giving a stage to voice their demands and needs. The dignitaries also thanked the councilor for centralizing in such a commendable way.