Mon. Sep 25th, 2023

Chandigarh- Chandigarh Smart City has emerged as a front-runner within the prestigious All India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC) 2022, organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.

The metropolis has been honored with 4 awards, together with the First place beneath Mobility and Governance classes, the Best UT Award, and the Third place beneath the Sanitation class.

The awards recognise and rewards cities, tasks, and modern concepts that promote sustainable improvement, inclusivity, security, and collaboration in city areas throughout India, finally enhancing the standard of life for all residents.

The awards are divided into numerous classes, together with Project Awards, Innovation Awards, COVID Innovation Award, Partners Awards, City Awards, and State/UT Award.

Chandigarh’s commendable achievements have been attributed to groundbreaking initiatives geared toward making a greener and extra sustainable metropolis. Under the Mobility class, Chandigarh’s distinctive efforts in offering protected and handy non-motorized transport amenities, reminiscent of 227+ km of cycle tracks and an intensive Public Bicycle Sharing Network, have secured the primary place. This accomplishment highlights town’s dedication to selling sustainable transportation and lowering carbon emissions.

Furthermore, Chandigarh has excelled within the Sanitation class with its undertaking on Solid Waste Management.

The implementation of this undertaking, together with GPS-enabled waste assortment and monitoring by way of the Integrated Command and Control Centre, has considerably improved the waste assortment system.

 Chandigarh has achieved a outstanding milestone of 100% disposal of sanitary and home hazardous waste, producing elevated income from recyclables and selling financial sustainability.

The undertaking has additionally contributed to the rehabilitation of 20 ladies rag pickers by way of the institution of the primary Pink MRF cum Garbage Transfer stations throughout numerous places.Chandigarh’s waste segregation efforts have garnered accolades for selling the rules of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

The Best UT Award was conferred upon Chandigarh in recognition of its methods, modern concepts, options, and key impacts achieved by way of its tasks.

The metropolis’s dedication to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), bodily and monetary efficiency beneath the Smart Cities Mission, and lively participation in national-level challenges like India Cycles4Change Challenge, Climate Smart Cities Challenge, and Streets4People Challenge had been additionally thought of in judging the award.

Adviser to Administrator Chandigarh, expressed his satisfaction in Chandigarh’s achievements within the India Smart Cities Award Contest 2022, stating, “I’m extremely pleased with Chandigarh’s achievements within the National Smart Cities Award. Our imaginative and prescient for a greener, extra sustainable metropolis is turning into a actuality with the launch of this PBS undertaking.

The cycle infrastructure and electrical buses symbolize our dedication to innovation, well being, and the atmosphere. These awards are a testomony to the onerous work and dedication of our residents and the Chandigarh Smart City staff.”

Expressing gratitude, Ms. Anindita Mitra IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Chandigarh Smart City Limited, attributed the awards to the residents of Chandigarh for embracing these new choices and actively taking part within the metropolis’s journey in the direction of a cleaner and sustainable future.

Chandigarh Smart City’s recognition on the National Smart Cities Award reaffirms its dedication to remodeling Chandigarh right into a mannequin sensible metropolis, specializing in sustainable improvement, citizen-centric providers, and steady innovation.

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