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Draft Document – Vision and Sub Goals: Chandigarh – an “IDEAL” City

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CHANDIGARHUnder Smart City Mission Stage 2 challenge, the Administration of “City Beautiful” Chandigarh has received overwhelming response from its citizen in smart city suggestions and ideas. As part of citizen engagement & consultation process (for preparation of Smart City Proposal) Chandigarh Administration organized a wide range of activities – e.g. Ward consultation camps, City Talk, Field Visits, “Samvaad” talks, Stakeholders Consultation, workshops, essay/painting competition, submission of vision forms, social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, “Smart Chandigarh” android mobile app) based activities etc. to ensure that every citizen (encompassing all age groups and sections of society) must participate in Smart City Proposal making exercise. On the basis of thousands (which will soon cross lacs) of suggestions received from citizens of Chandigarh , the Chandigarh Administration in co-operation with its consultants has prepared a Draft Vision and Sub Goal document for the City which encompasses different aspirations and dreams to be realized for City Beautiful. This draft vision and sub goals documents needs people accent to make it to the final Smart City Proposal.

So, Chandigarh invites all citizens of Chandigarh to participate in this review process where they can give their opinion about these documents to make it the best Smart City Proposal.

Click here to view the – Draft Document – Vision and Sub Goals: Chandigarh – an “IDEAL” City

Last date to send your suggestions is 30th October, 2015 – https://mygov.in/group-issue/draft-document-vision-and-sub-goals-chandigarh-ideal-city/

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  1. Ramakrishnan C
    October 27, 2015 at 3:27 PM — Reply

    Travelator (moving walkway) as an alternate form of Public Transport System.
    Travelator’s are the setup that you would find in all major airports for travelers to move from one place / terminal to another without having to walk. You just stand on them & they move you forward to your destination where you can hop off. They are similar to escalators, but move horizontally.
    What if, we install these travelator’s above the service road all over Outer Ring Road (for that matter, on any stretch of busy road) which people can use to travel to their destination? In the current traffic scenario, I foresee us reaching the destination much faster than any other public/private transport currently available.
    They can be configured to move at a speed of 5-25 kilometers per hour. At the top speed, we can travel from Hebbal to Silk board in 1 hour. If we start walking on the travelator briskly, we might even be able to cover this same distance in around 30-45 minutes maximum. Those who want to stand can stay on the left & leave space in the right for those who prefer to walk.
    Would it not be a boon for the Office goers in the current scenario.
    Since we are talking of only people travelling, with probably a small amount of weight being carried in the form of baggage, we will not need a really heavy cost infrastructure to set this up.
    We can use our existing Service road to build a bridge (similar to foot over bridge) at a certain height all along the road for this setup. The metal beams & rods can be positioned at two ends of the service road for balance & also continue to allow vehicle movement below them. This will solve the problem related to space as well. This will also serve as a shelter for those travelling below the Travelator.
    The entire structure can be covered from both sides & on top. This will protect anybody from falling over & from rain & sun. The rooftop can be setup with solar panels that would generate power to operate the Travelator. We can also install mats on the road that generate power on friction / pressure. So, every time a vehicle moves over the mat, power is generated, which can be collected in batteries at multiple power collection points. Both the solar power & electricity generated from vehicle movements in the road might be sufficient to run the entire setup.
    From the economics point of view, the side protection walls can be used to put up advertisements both inside & outside to generate revenue. The entire setup should have entry & exit points at every 1-2 kms. Users can pay by coins or swipe with a specially setup card to walk into each entry point.

    This idea has been registered under the government grievance website as well.
    Registration number: PMOPG/E/2015/0007640
    weblink: http://pgportal.gov.in/pmocitizen/ViewStatus.aspx

  2. bindoo srivastava
    October 30, 2015 at 12:31 AM — Reply

    1.Cities should be pedestrian (and cyclist) and differently abled friendly.
    Transport arteries should therefore be such that pedestrians need not walk long distance to cross roads, have “Smart crossings”. instead of foot overbridges, let the vehicles use underpasses or flyovers.

    2.citizens should be able to “monitor” liveability KPIs – pollution level, carbon footprint of the city, transmission and distribution losses of utilities (water, electricity),
    3. e-Tolling and e-Pollution checks of vehicles.

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