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Rajasthan's Udaipur to ramp up safety in schools under Rs 880-crore smart city programme

The State government’s report on smart city states that changes in the city of lakes flocked by foreign tourists would become visible by next year.

Published: 07th October 2017 08:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th October 2017 08:26 PM   |  A+A-

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Express News Service

UDAIPUR: The brutal murder of a seven-year-old child in Ryan International School, Gurugram, has made Rajasthan opt for technological intervention for safety in schools, as part of the smart city programme for Udaipur.

The State government’s report on smart city states that changes in the city of lakes flocked by foreign tourists would become visible by next year.

“We have so far implemented the Radio Frequency Identification Card (RFID) for children in two of the government schools in Udaipur as part of the smart city plan. It will be subsequently extended to all other schools. The measure was taken after the brutal murder of a child in Ryan International School in Gurugram. Parents will get regular updates of their children on their mobile phones,” said Bishnu Mallick, district collector of Udaipur.

The status report of the smart city programme of Udaipur states that smart classes are being set up in all the government schools in the walled city of Udaipur. Incidentally, the smart city plan for Udaipur has taken up 828 acres of the walled city, which houses palaces flocked by foreign tourists, for infrastructure upgradation.

At a cost of Rs 880 crore under the smart city plan-- according to the latest report, a copy of which is with New Indian Express-- Udaipur has taken up works involving laying walled city transport infrastructure, network of piped natural gas, heritage and street light, 100 per cent sewerage coverage, solar power generation on a big scale, etc.

The smart city plan is also executing works for conservation and development works for heritage facade, lighting and signage for historical bazaars. These bazaars will also be branded, the report of the smart city stated. The report further adds that as part of the heritage conservation in the walled city, five out of eight step wells have already been revived, which were earlier in bad shape.



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