Bhubaneswar, Jan 11: Fifteen trainees of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of 2019 batch today visited the office of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) and the Bhubaneswar Operations Centre (BOC) in order to understand the functioning of the various Smart City Projects as part of their winter study tour to the Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) Department.
The trainee IAS officers also took stock of the projects under the public-private-partnership (PPP) model under the Smart City. During their visit senior officials of BSCL apprised them regarding the progress of the various projects undertaken by the special purpose vehicle.
The trainee IAS officers were briefed about area-based development or infrastructure projects, pan-city interventions under the information technology (IT) based smart solutions and “Socially Smart Bhubaneswar’’ project by General Manager Administration Kamaljit Das.
They were also briefed about how infrastructure projects like Smart Janpath, multi-level car parking, integrated public service centre, social equity centre and how in various ways they would help citizens in future. The State-of-the art multi-modal hub near city railway station
The trainee IAS officers will visit the Bhuaneswar Development Authority tomorrow to understand various PPP projects undertaken by the development authority across the state capital.