Officials say Jaipur has done 'well' in smart cities contest

Officials say Jaipur has done 'well' in smart cities contest

Officials say Jaipur has done 'well' in smart cities contest


Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, has been striving to become a smart city that enhances the quality of life of its citizens and leverages its heritage and tourism potential. Under the Smart City Mission, Jaipur Smart City Limited (JSCL) has completed around nine major projects till now spending Rs 142 crore, while 15 major projects are still underway for which around Rs 277 crore will be spent.

Some of the completed projects include multi-level parking in Chaugan stadium, facade improvement in nine markets, rooftop solar panels, covering nullah for 100 meters on each stretch, rejuvenation of Rajasthan School of Arts, and public sharing bicycle project. Some of the upcoming projects include multi-level parking in Anaj Mandi, Jaipuria Hospital, fire fighting system with a pump house, conservation and restoration of eight government schools, temples, and Ramniwas Bagh underground parking.

According to JSCL officials, Jaipur has done 'well' in the smart cities contest and has secured first place among 36 states and union territories in online ranking under Smart City Mission. In the ranking, Udaipur is ranked fifth, Kota tenth, Ajmer 22 and Jaipur 28 in the ranking of 100 cities in the country.

JSCL CEO Ravi Jain said that Jaipur has been performing well in terms of project implementation and citizen engagement. He said that JSCL has been using innovative and inclusive solutions to drive economic growth and improve quality of life through comprehensive work on social, economic, physical and institutional pillars of the city.

He also said that JSCL has been participating in various initiatives of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, such as Transport4All- Digital Innovation Challenge, which aims to bring together cities, citizens, and startups to develop digital solutions that will make public transport safe, affordable, comfortable, and reliable for all.

However, some people have expressed their dissatisfaction with the pace and quality of work done by JSCL. They have said that the work done is good and planning of new projects is also in sync with the future requirements of Walled City but the time period taken is lengthy. They have also complained about the lack of coordination among various departments and agencies involved in the smart city projects.

Jaipur Vyapaar Mahasangh president Subhash Goyal said that they are happy with the kind of work completed and proposed but it should be done in a time-bound manner. He said that they had to suffer huge losses when the road was constructed in Chandpol market. He also said that parking is a major problem in the Walled City and the new parking system is expected to solve the issue.

Jaipur Smart City aspires to enhance the quality of life of its citizens, and to leverage its heritage and tourism through innovative and inclusive solutions. The Smart city mission aims to drive economic growth and improve quality of life through comprehensive work on social, economic, physical and institutional pillars of the city. The focus is on providing clean and sustainable environment and carry out development activities in a way that the city act as a lighthouse to other aspiring cities in the Smart City Mission. To revamp the living standards of our Citizens, Jaipur Smart City strive for enhancing the city's Infrastructure and Heritage.

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