Pilot projects for automatic fare collection system, intelligent transit management system, city surveillance traffic management system and fibre to home services would be launched in the city by Diwali under the Smart City Mission for their implementation by year-end by Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC). The services would be implemented in one zone before expanding them gradually to cover the entire city.
“Automatic fare collection system would be introduced for Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) on canal corridor to begin with. Once the tickets are validated, the passengers would be let into the bus,” SMC city engineer Jatin Shah said.
The intelligent transit management system would see integration of all services connected with vehicles whereas SMC plans to install vehicle locating system operating through GPS under the city surveillance and traffic management system.
SMC will be organizing a workshop on fibre to home service on August 24. There will be a discussion on the topic before SMC proceeds to set up its Wi-Fi network and supply the equipment to each household in the city.
“We need to quicken the pace of our work to become a Smart City. Coming months would see a lot of smart and citizen-centric services being provided to the people because our work has gained momentum,” municipal commissioner Milind Torwane said.
SMC also plans to roll out services like spot penalties, EMI collections and supply of S-Connect cards for SMC-based services and others connected to Aadhar card.
Source: ET Realty