People post suggestions on website to make Ldh a smart city

  • Harshraj Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 17, 2015 23:45 IST
Municipal corporation. Ludhiana (HT Photo )

As the municipal corporation (MC) has launched its activities for Smart City mission, residents are showing interest by posting their suggestions on and

Residents are raising the major issues, including traffic problem, poor sanitation, non-availability of proper drainage system, contaminated water, encroachments and others. They also want the MC officials to realise the ground-level problems.

The residents are showing interest in participating in the poll activity to vote for the top priority area for improving Ludhiana city through ‘My Vision for Ludhiana’ contest on The residents can give their suggestions on by October 25.

In poll activity till Saturday, mostly residents cast their vote for improvement of traffic management and parking arrangements in city. Traffic snarls and non-availability of parking arrangements are major concerns of Ludhiana, as the authorities concerned so far have failed to redress these issues. Besides, some residents also felt that solid-waste management is an issue of priority.

On, the city residents are sharing the priority issues and seeking from MC to take required steps. In just two days, more than 1,000 residents have joined the Facebook page.

A Facebook user, Narinder Zaildar shared on MC’s Facebook page for Smart City mission that the milk dairies in residential areas are creating so much health hazards. But, MC is only sending notices, and required action is missing. So what is the stand of MCL behind this? Ludhiana cannot be smart city just by organising meetings. Someone has to realise ground-level problems.”

Another user, Ramesh Sood, said, “For me a Smart City will necessarily include a city that is culturally smart too, where people follow rules, where professionalism excels, where none wastes time in meaningless chatter, where people take pride more in their own contribution, where EQ gets a lot more visible in behaviour, where sun of hope rises every morning and night descends singing songs of praise for the achievements of the day.”

BS Brar said, “Law must be passed that nobody even government or MC would be allowed to axe any tree in Ludhiana Smart City without approval of high court.”

Councillors in field to get feedback

Additional commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said, “The ward consultation meetings were organised in various wards regarding the smart city on Saturday. He said, “We are also establishing a task force with local teachers, professors and professionals, who will evaluate the entries. No city official or consultant will be involved in evaluation of entries regarding suggestions.”

It was learnt that the MC wanted at least 1,000 feedbacks from each of 75 wards.

For suggestions, visit:

For poll, visit:

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