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Div com chairs 14th board meeting of Jammu Smart City Limited

Accords sanction to tentative route plan for plying electric buses

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Jammu Smart City Limited, Ramesh Kumar, along with Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Singh, chaired the 14th board meeting here today.

At the start of the meeting, Commissioner JMC & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL), Rahul Yadav gave a detailed presentation on the project and listed agenda points for discussion.

The Div Com expressed satisfaction with the pace of project execution by JSCL and directed officials to maintain synergy and complete other projects within the stipulated time frame.

The chair was informed that JSCL has approved necessary details for electric buses and depot design, specifications and colour schemes as per contract conditions. Service provider Tata Motors has started production of a prototype e-bus which will be inspected by JSCL upon invitation.

The Div Com emphasised the need to expedite and operationalise electric buses. The BoD also approved a tentative plan for routes for electric buses in Jammu. Seven intra-city and five inter-city routes have been identified. The intra-city routes include Jammu Railway Station to Panjtirthi while inter-city routes include Jammu Airport/Railway Station to Katra helipad.

During the meeting, detailed discussions were held on ambitious projects such as the Integrated Command Control Center (ICCC), Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) and WebGIS projects. The board was informed that JSCL may consider extending the terms of the cloud-based data centre for 12 months at the same rates as in the existing contract agreement. The board decided to explore more options and choose a financially stable option.

The Board of Directors also approved the retendering of two Smart City projects: the Smart Toilet Project and IT Smart Parking Project. Both projects were terminated by Jammu Municipal Corporation due to discrepancies. The board also approved a new logo for Jammu Smart City Limited.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Avny Lavasa; Director Tourism, Jammu, Vivekanand Rai; Vice Chairman, Jammu Development Authority (JDA) Pankaj Magotra, ACEO, JSCL Rakesh Gupta; Director School Education Jammu, Dr Ravi Shankar and SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli while Chief Executive Officer, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRTC), Jammu Ankita Kar and DD, CPWD, Nominee Director, MoUHA joined the meeting online.

Manager IT, JSCL, J P Singh; Director Technical, JSCL SL Kapoor, GM Finance, JSCL & nodal officer for e-buses project Ashish Anand; GM IT, JSCL, Manoj K Joshi; DGM, JSCL Gurmeet Singh; Assistant Director Archives & Archeology Dr Sangeeta Gupta, Chief Engineer I&FC Manoj Gupta; Chief Engineer, JPDCL Sandeep Seth; Additional SP Traffic, Jammu Raj Paul Singh and Superintendent Engineer, UEED Ashwani Kumar were also present.

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