Smart city contest in Ludhiana: Design streets, win cash prize

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jun 24, 2016 14:56 IST
The contest has been uploaded on the website, (HT File Photo)

Residents of Ludhiana would get an opportunity to win cash prize in “Make your city smart” competition by suggesting ideas to design the streets, junctions and parks of Ghumar Mandi which has been selected as pilot project. The competition is organised by Ludhiana smart city limited.

The contest has been uploaded on the website, Interested candidates have to register themselves at the website and then enter the competition page where they can give their ideas to re-design the selected area of Ghumar Mandi road and Ghumar Mandi MCL park.

The first prize for the competition would be Rs 50,000; second prize Rs 20,000 and third prize Rs 10,000. The design entries have been invited from the residents of Ludhiana for streetscape enhancement for a safe environment, façade improvement and under grounding of power cables.

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The streetscape toolkit includes landscape, hardscape with walkways and plazas, street furniture, lighting, parking rearrangement, garbage bins, public toilets, bicycle stands, signage and way finding elements.

Rahul Gagneja, executive engineer, municipal corporation said that the participants of the competition can be from any walk of life including students, technical experts, teachers and others.

Meanwhile the MCL commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that the basic idea of smart city mission is to develop the city according to needs of the residents.

Thus, such competitions are being organised. He said that Ghumar Mandi area was selected on the basis of public votes and now its development would also be done with public ideas.

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