From the day since Bhubaneswar left all other competing smart cities behind to be the top smart city of India, the way has been paved for a smarter Bhubaneswar. Smarter City, Smarter Citizens and now Janpath will get smarter. Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited has started the process to convert a stretch on the Janpath into the “Smartest Street” anyone has ever seen.
Smart Janpath to be first citizen friendly road with state of the art design and IT solutions and the best thing is we don’t have to wait any more for it. Scheduled work which should have started in last March may start this month.
Janpath had already been selected to have an array of projects. If we must name one then everyone is quite familiar with RAHAGIRI, which is nowadays known as PATHA UTSAV and the Smart Janpath project is one of the most important among them. A Special Joint Squad has already started clearing the encroachments from Janpath for the proposed project. Eviction drives are in effect and work is speeding up everyday and Hopefully by the end of this season Janpath will be encroachment free shortly.
The city has already achieved the fact of topping the smart city challenge last year. Other cities are watching Bhubaneswar to learn a thing or two in taking up the main challenge of implementing the projects. At this point, the responsibility of the adminisration has grown and hopefully they will live up to expectations.
The decision taken for Janpath is indeed a great one and in near future the other smart city Rourkela may also see this kind of advancements but we hope Odisha Govt. will consider developing projects like this in other parts of Odisha too.