Smart City Trivandrum: Corp to Setup Wi-Fi lounges and smart Bus shelters!

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The project includes construction of public toilets, drinking water kiosks and smart bus shelters and Wi-Fi lounges. Trivandrum Corporation hopes to start these project at the beginning of new year.

As part of Smart City Project, Trivandrum corporation has announced a slew of projects that will upgrade the infrastructure of the capital city.

The project includes construction of public toilets, drinking water kiosks and smart bus shelters and Wi-Fi lounges. Trivandrum Corporation hopes to start these project at the beginning of new year.

Where will Public Toilets come up?

Public toilets will come up at 22 places around the city. Some of them are Museum Compound, Corporation office, University college, Rajaji Nagar, Sanskrit College, Women’s College, Ottukuzhy, Panavila, Ayurveda College, RPO, Thampanoor, Thycaud Hospital, Fort Hospital, Putharikandam Maithanam, Chalai etc.

Drinking Water Kiosk

Drinking water Kiosk will be set up in 7 places. They are Museum Police Station, Panchapura Junction, Kerala University, Thampanoor Bus Stand, Opposite Overbridge Big bazaar and near the Office of Technical Education Directorate.

Wi-Fi Lounge

With an aim to provide free Wi-Fi in the city, the corporation will setup Wi-Fi Lounge at select places in the city. This includes public library, Women’s college, Ayurveda College junction, Thampanoor junction, Thakaraparambu, Pazhavangady, Attakulangara Bypass. The Wi-Fi Lounge is aimed at students and tourists.

Smart Bus stops

Corporation also plans to set up 100 smart bus stops. Each one for each ward.

The estimate

Public toilets will cost Rs1.05 crores while Drinking Kiosks cost Rs7.32 crore. While Smart Bus stops and Wi-Fi lounge will cost at least Rs14.33 crore and 5.62 crores respectively.

Meanwhile, the director board meeting of Thiruvananthapuram Smart City project scheduled for Thursday has been postponed due to the non-availability of a key member.

The board was to initiate crucial steps for finalising the project consultants including forming a technical committee to evaluate the technical competency of bidders and a consultant selection committee.

 

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