Smart roads in Cochin to be completed by September
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Smart roads in Cochin to be completed by September

The Cochin Smart Mission (CSML) is planning to complete major road works in Ernakulam by September. In a recent City Level Advisory Forum (CLAF) meeting, the project progress and the problems encountered during the implementation of the project were discussed. In the meeting, it was also pointe...

The Cochin Smart Mission (CSML) is planning to complete major road works in Ernakulam by September. In a recent City Level Advisory Forum (CLAF) meeting, the project progress and the problems encountered during the implementation of the project were discussed. In the meeting, it was also pointed out that there has been a delay in implementation of smart city projects due to various reasons, the COVID-19 pandemic being one of them. As reported, the CLAF members also said CSML has to make up for the lost time and expedite implementatio\n of ongoing projects.Contact: Cochin Smart Mission.Website: www.csml.co.in

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Kochi to get LED streetlights

In a move that is expected to cut down energy consumption to a great extent and ensure well-lit streets in the city, Cochin Smart Mission Ltd (CSML) is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kochi corporation for replacing all sodium vapour streetlamps with LED lamps. This will help the corporation to save a huge amount on electricity bills and also to avoid frequent repair works. According to sources, CSML has allocated Rs 40 crore for the project.

?The project will be started within a couple of months. The switchover toLED streetlights is expected to help us reduce our ..

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Real Estate

GCDA's LIFE Mission housing project set for month-end launch

The LIFE Mission housing project situated on the Greater Cochin Development Authority's (GCDA) land at Mundamveli is set to be launched by the end of this month, according to GCDA sources.

Despite facing several delays, the project is now in its final stages, with only finishing works remaining. One of the blocks has already been completed, and the second block is expected to be finished within the next 15 days.

This launch brings much-needed relief to approximately 80 families residing in P&T Colony, as they will soon be rehabilitated..

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Infrastructure Urban

Union Government approves Extension for Kochi Smart City Project

The Kochi Smart City project has received approval from the Union government for an extension until June 2024. This decision has been hailed as positive news because without the extension, several initiatives initiated by the Cochin Smart Mission (CSML) would have been at risk.

Officials have stated that the additional time provided will allow the CSML to focus on implementing numerous on-going ideas. MP Hibi Eden played a significant role in advocating for the project's expansion by raising the issue with Rajiv Ranjan Singh, the chairman of the Parliament's urban affairs committe..

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Infrastructure Urban

Rains in Belagavi show shortfalls in the Smart City Project

The Smart City project in Belagavi has been affected by the continuous rain for one hour every day for three days. Mere hourly rain has exposed the state of infrastructure, with garbage disposal, roads, and drainage systems being affected the most. The torrential weather highlights citizens' concerns about the lack of a scientific drainage system.

For almost an hour, commercial complexes and houses in Belagavi were flooded. This included Maruti Galli, Kadolkar Galli, Khanjar Galli, Pangul Galli, Bhendi Bazaar, Old PB Road, and the Shahpur area. Immense damage elsewhere was reported...

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Infrastructure Urban

Smart City work near Caculo Mall may miss May 31 target

The Imagine Panaji Smart City Development (IPSCDL) seems to be considering skipping the smart road work from Caculo Mall to the Tonca sewerage treatment plant (STP) due to practical challenges, despite the May 31 deadline for completing all ongoing smart city work in Panaji.

According to IPSCDL, the cumulative target for completing all road works and making the road functional is May 31. However, they mentioned that this particular stretch might take a "little longer" to finish. IPSCDL stated that major challenges have been encountered in drilling due to the depth of sewerage works al..

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