October 27, 2018
Members of various non-governmental organisations and educational institutions met to discuss various citizen-centric aspects to be applied to Madurai’s Smart City Mission proposal Thiagarajar College of Engineering architecture department professor G Balaji inaugurated the discussion. He dwelt on the basics of the proposed projects and the rehabilitation programmes for urban poor under to the mission.
S Chandran of Thiagarajar College of Engineering civil engineering department, Gandhigram Rural Institute Centre for Rural Energy director V Kirubakaran and Bhaskaran of Honeywell Technologies spoke on water, urban energy and role of technology in building a ‘Smart City.’
The 1,300 acres of core city area under the mission aims to streamline its underground drainage facility, water sources and energy consumption. Around 40 per cent of the core city now had constructed toilets and e-toilet facilities, said Balaji