Bhubaneswar: In a major initiative under the Smart City project, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated a solar-power-propelled Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System at the Nicco Park Square here.
Besides, Patnaik also laid foundation stones for four other proposed key projects taken up under the Smart City project. They were two multi-level parking stations at Ashok Nagar and Saheed Nagar; Smart Janpath between Vani Vihar Square and Sishu Bhawan Square, and Integrated Jan Seva Kendra (public service centre) at Saheed Nagar.
The cost of the Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System is estimated at Rs 14.69 crore, while the 5.8 km long stretch of Smart Janpath will be renovated in 24 months at an estimated cost of Rs 80.47 crore.
The multi-storeyed Car Parking station at Ashok Nagar designed for approximately 450 cars on a 57,000 sq ft commercial complex will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 46.79 crore while the Saheed Nagar parking place will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 30.95 crore for approximately 250 cars on a 38,000 sq ft commercial complex.
The Integrated Jan Seva Kendra at Saheed Nagar will be set up with an estimated cost of Rs 3.5 crore that would provide multiple utilities at one place such as various bill payments, health centre, child and community centre, ward office, training and digital education centre etc.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated a State Bank of India Branch at BJB College premises in the temple city.