Banwari Lal Purohit, Hon’ble Administrator attended the live streaming of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s inaugural address during the launch of Gati Shakti project- National Master Plan in the presence of Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator.
Hon’ble Prime Minister announced the project on Independence Day with a vision to make a foundation for holistic infrastructure and give an integrated pathway to our economy. This plan will act as a transformative governance tool by bringing 16 Central Government departments together for the planning of all infrastructure connectivity projects.
The Gati Shakti project is aimed at making Indian products more competitive by cutting down the logistics costs and improving supply chains. This plan will bring in holistic planning and development across the country. All economic zones and infrastructure developments depicted in an integrated platform will provide spatial visibility of physical linkages to promote comprehensive and integrated multi modal National network of transportation and logistics. Banwari Lal Purohit congratulated the Hon’ble Prime Minister for taking transformative steps towards the development of Modern India. He also added that, “Under his guidance, I am certain we will be able to enhance our country’s global competitiveness.”
Under the State Level function held today regarding the launch of Gati Shakti project, the Director Information Technology, Smt. Nitika Pawar gave a presentation on LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) based mapping of Chandigarh wherein she stated that the entire mapping of Chandigarh has been completed. This technology will helps in generating three dimensional information and high accuracy map of any area. This project would prove beneficial in various aspects like mapping of road networks, traffic management, spatial representation of diseases, study of disease pattern, urban mapping, tourist inflow mapping, site suitability analysis for schools/ education centers, identifying fastest route to the place of crime etc. A complete map with its attribute information will be ready by October end.
Anindita Mitra, Commissioner Municipal Corporation also presented the Integrated Command and Control Centre which will act as a nerve centre of the city, connecting all important parts of the citizen service delivery system. The centre will integrate basic utilities like water SCADA, Electricity SCADA, sewage SCADA, solid waste management, street lights management, emergency services like disaster management, 112 call centre. The ICCC will also be integrated with public bike sharing project, parking facilities, CTU buses for effective management of traffic and transportation across the city etc.
This was followed by a presentation on Intelligent Transport System by Pradhuman Singh, Director Transport. It was highlighted that that a State of the art Command Control Centre is built to monitor the City bus operations in real time constructed at ISBT 43. As a part of Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service project the work of Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Intelligent Transportation System for City Bus Services has been implemented on 358 city buses running across 59 routes in Tri-City. Smart cards will be used by the city commuters for e-ticketing as well as concessional travel.
Present among the officials were JM Balamurugan, Principal Secretary to Governor, Punjab, Nitin Yadav, Home Secretary, Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Dr Vijay Namdeorao Zade, Finance Secretary, SS Gill, Secretary Personnel, Yashpal Garg, Secretary Health, representatives of PHD Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Indian Industry, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Chandigarh Chamber of Industries.