Mission Made Possible by Ar. Sanjay Goel, Designex Architects

Ar. Sanjay Goel, Designex Architects, also Director, Ludhiana Smart City Limited & Chairman-IIA Punjab Chapter, enumerates the ongoing and proposed projects in Ludhiana

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How is the concept of Smart City developing in Ludhiana?

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The Smart City mission is a bold new initiative by the Government of India to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as a means to create smart outcome for citizens. The aim is to promote economic growth, strengthen governance and improve results for urban residents. Work is happening at a good level, but the progress is on a slow pace right now but eventually we hope it to gain momentum.

What elements are you integrating in the design to make them sustainable and eco-friendly?

Being the nominated architect director in SPV of Ludhiana Smart City mission, my focus is on holistic development and urbanization in Ludhiana and the micro details are being concentrated on by the consulting company. AECOM being the international multi engineering consultancy firm is looking after all the inputs while designing.

What are the challenges that you have to deal with, and the solutions provided?

We face a lot of challenges at planning as well as at implementation level due to past haphazard growth in the city, mixed land use, increasing expectation of public and also absence of common grounds/authority for execution cause hindrance in the progress. We suggest for the involvement and advice of general public.
Sanjay Goel
As the nominated architect director in SPV of Ludhiana Smart City mission, my focus is on holistic development and urbanization in Ludhiana

Ar. Sanjay Goel

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Please highlight some achievements in the project.

Work underway in the project includes installation of rooftop solar panels on existing buildings, installation of way finding and signages, and LED street lighting. Projects have also been awarded for design fabrication, installation and commissioning of prefabricated DAUC toilets at 15 places.

Tenders have been invited for 24x7 water supply scheme, sewerage and storm water in ABD area, smart road-Malhar road and retrofit Sarabha Nagar, construction of ICCC building at zone-d office of municipal corporation Ludhiana, design construction installation of masonry toilets at 25 locations in Ludhiana. New proposals include a digital library, waterfront development and landscaping on Sidhwan Canal Front.