The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (Salt Lake) in West Bengal is all set to meet investors to develop the state’s only planned satellite town. It is one of the four municipality areas alongside New Town, Haldia and Durgapur which may come under the Centre’s Smart City scheme.
Prospective investors are being briefed about the Rs 29.81 billion documented plan submitted to the central government for revitalising Salt Lake.
“We have already spoken to three international MNCs who have done Smart Cities in Europe to help give shape to a smarter Salt Lake,” said Pawan Kadyan, Commissioner of the Corporation. “Salt Lake is already a planned township which requires addition of technology layers to improve it,” he said.
Besides many greener buildings, the municipality is also planning to upgrade existing buildings to green energy using facilities. Each building would be given an option to have rooftop solar panels that would be grid connected.
Besides residential and office buildings, officials are also planning an auditorium on a 200,000 sq ft land. It would be named Rabindra Bhavan.
Across the township, 300 surveillance cameras would be installed through optic fibre and monitored by a central control room.
All-purpose mobile vehicles to treat pets would be on the move in the townships and there are plans to bring all the hospitals in the locality under one roof online where patients can compare facilities and services offered.