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Chennai Smart City: The Makeover Mission

| Updated on January 27, 2018 Published on March 07, 2016

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Chennai

PAN-CITY PROPOSALS



Estimated Cost: ₹488.3 cr



The plan has two major components. The first will address traffic safety and sustainability issues by encouraging non-motorised transport systems. Wide pedestrian pathways (picture at right), car-free streets and bicycle lanes are planned, along with a cycle-sharing system. There are also plans for multi-level parking bays. A modern surveillance system will help monitor traffic and ensure the safety of citizens. The second component envisages use of information and communication technology tools for disaster management. The city has witnessed two major events – a tsunami in 2004 and, more recently, the floods.



AREA-BASED DEVELOPMENT



Estimated Cost ₹877.9 cr



The humming commercial hub of T Nagar (pictured here), spread over 1,717 acres (6.95 sq km), has been identified for area-based retrofitting. The key components of the makeover are pedestrianisatin of open spaces, widening of footpaths along main roads, a bicycle-sharing network, multi-level car parks, integration of all modes of public transport, regulation of street vending, accommodating street vendors in on-street locations at mass rapid train statins, robust IT connectivity and digitisation, smart bus/e-rickshaw feeders, solid waste management, water supply management, e-governance, storm water management, including flood warning and monitoring.



FUNDING OPTIONS



₹976 crore from Central and State government allocation under Smart City Mission; ₹318.5 crore from PPP/JV; ₹65.6 crore as loans; and ₹6 crore from convergence with Central and State schemes.

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Published on March 07, 2016
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