Indore, the erstwhile city of Marathas, is to witness a big technology leap in 2016 under its proposed Smart City project.
The city hopes to see an overhauled sewerage system, upgraded municipal solid waste management, smart traffic control and hassle-free service delivery systems. All that will be put in place with the help of technological intervention when Smart City becomes a reality with investments of over Rs 50 billion.
One of the priority areas is to build storm water drainage. The rains in July/August inundated the entire city in knee-deep water. The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is already working on overhauling the entire water distribution network and sewerage lines with at a cost of Rs 14 billion under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation scheme.
Under the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Mission, Indore is planning collection, transportation and processing of municipal solid waste. Door-to-door garbage will be achieved by mid-2016.
A waste-to-energy plant, land fill sites for garbage disposal, strengthening of plastic-to-diesel plant are in the pipeline. Achieving green environment and developing green fields in the city at a cost of Rs 500 million are planned.