What Is Smart City ?
The Smart City Project and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) are Government of India's ambitious new schemes launched by the Honourable Prime Minister of India on 25th June 2015.
Preceding the launch of the projects, The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) introduced the #MeraShaharMeraSapna contest in three different categories of solutions that were to be implemented in the smart cities. Citizens of India were invited to submit their innovative ideas and solutions for the questions in each categories and the winning ideas were shared with the 100 Smart Cities as potentially implementable solutions.
Subsequently, the Ministry announced the list of 98 cities that are taking part in the first stage of the Smart City Challenge. These potential smart cities will submit their Smart City Proposals (SCP) to MoUD after extensive citizen consultations. As per OM issued by MoUD, MyGov will be one of the primary tools for facilitating public consultation.
Patna – the futuristic eternal heritage city - a clean live able, sustainable, resilient, culturally vibrant and technology enabled city that would promote environmental friendly growth with ensured social and economic well being of all citizens.
- To ensure a clean health infrastructure, i.e., water supply, sanitation, drainage, electricity, that would enable a better quality of life to the people.
- To ensure a socially interactive community with adequate health, education and cultural facilities
- To ensure a pulsating cultural legacy and enhance it by exposure through tourism
- To ensure a thriving economy by generating production and employment opportunities
- To ensure Patna’s status as a regional economic hub and ensure its further growth.
- To ensure the protection and conservation of natural resources in the city and make efforts to attain sustainability
A capital city with 2500 years of heritage urban fabric is in process of projecting itself as a futuristic smart city of eastern India. With its strategic location as gateway to east and northeast India, the growing mega capital city Patna has a pool of young enthusiastic population which would support its new endeavour as a smart city. The Patna Municipal Corporation which was established in 1952, in accordance with The Patna Municipal Corporation Act, 1951, is keen on projecting heritage Patliputra towards a smart Patna. Patna is nominated in the 3rd list of smart cities along with other capital cities of India. The smart Patna would be a reality with efforts of its citizens as your efforts would play a key role in project development stage.
We are in process to finalize on Pan City Proposal and Area Based Planning for our city in order to proceed further.
We urge you to share your ideas, views and be an integral part of the journey towards making Patna a smart city!
The smart city campaign was launched by Patna Municipal Corporation in the most prestigious Maurya Hotel on 13th August, 2016 in presence of eminent stakeholders. The agenda of meeting was to present the idea of smart city to its citizens whose involvement is most important in formulating the vision and path of smart city Patna. The meeting was hosted my Urban Development Minister, Govt. Of Bihar, Mr. Maheshwar Hazari in august presence of Mr. Ram Kripal Yadav, minister of rural development, Govt. Of India, PMC Mayor, PMC Deputy Mayor, Mr. Arun Kumar sinha (MLA Patna), secretary Urban development department, DM Patna and PMC officials. The smart city proposal of the cities of Bihar selected in earlier round, namely Bhagalpur, Muzafarpur and Biharsharif were shown by SPUR to create a mass awareness regarding smart city initiative. The consultant of smart city Patna showcased their idea of smart city with the proposal options of area based development and pan city. The proposal ideas were opened for house discussion in which everybody participated and a lot of valuable suggestions came out. The event was special as there was presence of major stakeholders of Patna on a single platform to discuss the future of their own city.
The participatory approach in smart city proposal considers the comments of MOUD’s, response from the citizens and expert opinion from various departments, resulting into a smart proposal for the city. Patna smart city proposal would be an outcome of collective efforts of various government departments, agencies, organizations, experts and citizens. The concept for Patna smart city proposal is now available in public domain and social media for citizen’s review.