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JUST like booking a movie ticket or swiping for a favourite seat in a movie theatre, now Tiruchiities will be able to book their vacant parking slot through a mobile application within two years, as the Smart City project rolls out. To incorporate technological assistance to equip the city Smart City pro-jects at Tiruchy eyes at Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises to be a part of the initiative.

A programme on 'energy management solutions in smart cities' was hosted by a group of stakeholders working for the development of the city, including Tiruchy District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association, on Wednesday with about 30 stake-holders of MSMEs as participants. The Tiruchy Corporation, with 65 wards, had retained its position in the National level clean city ranking and been nominated to be the Smart City, along with 100 different cities in the country. During five years, the selected city will receive fundings from both Centre and State Governments.

The country has around 48 consultants who work for the Smart City development and to coordinate with the MSME sectors. Simon Thomas, Local Director and Strategic Consultant Lead, Chennai said that smart city is not just building Road over Bridge (RoB) or improving the infrastructure, but making everything digital for fast-er browsing of documents. He explained that a given office, now has a mountain of files and it is hectic to searching through important papers from this pile. "The works done by the Smart City projects are a time saving and with a click of the mouse, the required document will be displayed," he added. During a powerpoint presentation, Simon projected two video clips of Amsterdam and Barcelona to make the audience get an idea of how the finished Smart City project looks. The clip included a parking facility, free WiFi connectivity every-where, play area, and Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) for vehicle-free zone. When the same cannot be applied here in Tiruchy,two different images of now and future of Tiruchy portrayed pedestrian-friendly areas and parks.

In the first phase, the area of seven km starting from Amma Mandapam in the North, Rockfort in the
East, Woraiyur in the East and Thennur in the South, will be upgraded with the Smart City project. The team has estimated that 1.72 lakhs of population will be benefitted during the first phase. According to the sur-vey done by the team, about 70 percent of the population in the city will be in the ur-ban area by 2050.

City profile 
Total population - 9.16 lakh people
Decadal Growth - 22.86%
Sex Ratio:1,025 females to 1,000 males
Density of Population per sqkm - 14,000
Literacy Ratio - 83.6%

Source: epaper. . new indianexp ress . com//c/22661614 

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