Idea Box is a dynamic platform for citizens to plant the seeds for creative yet realistic ideas or smart solutions that are implementable in Bhubaneswar. Every week, three best ideas will be selected by a jury and awarded. It is your chance to generate positive ideas for a better and smarter Bhubaneswar.
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Cities are facing the challenges of combining competitiveness and sustainable urban development simultaneously. Very evidently, this challenge is likely to have an impact on issues of Urban Quality such as housing, economy, culture, social and environmental conditions. It is in this context I am suggesting that Cities should be sustainable.
In terms of dependence it should be relatively autonomous in terms of fulfilling its energy requirements. Hence the government should make available solar panels and subsidize them. The government should have a target for establishing a solar panel in each and every household. The geographic location of the state is very functional and positive for the solar panels.
"It’s my pleasure to be a part of this plan and place my suggestions for making the beautiful city a smart one. I prepared this with a lot of time constrains. But tried to bring all the points that I found is useful and important for the citizens and the planners to look in to. Given the chance, I can give the detailed plan even voluntarily because I want the city to be developed and to be seen by the other people. I have been to some of the beautiful cities of the world and always tried to relate it with Bhubaneswar which is beautiful enough to be developed in that way. I want the city to be attractive and make people as their destination from all around the world and all around the country.
I studied in Brisbane, Australia. The city is small as compared to the other big cities of the country but still it is considered as one of the best destination for stay in the country.
They have a very systematic public transportation system (both train and bus). Which is also possible in Indian condition also. A small bus stops with location ID may be at a distance of 1 km. The bus runs in GPS enabled in the bus and in the centralised server. The bus stops and doors gets opened only in the bus stops which is in the control of the driver. For Indian condition, it can be modified. This will help in reducing the road accidents and unplanned traffic jams that is happening during the rush hours. Small bus stops can be built on the road side, on the pathways, which I suppose is the government property. And it is necessary to make it a compulsory rule to make the bus stop for the people get in to and get down at those stops instead of stopping here and there, which can also reduce the injuries the passengers get. Similarly the existing autos are also to be stopped on the stops only. By doing this an apps also can be developed, which can track the bus timings and other details for the passengers. Zebra crossing has to be there for crossing the roads, which I hardly found in the city even in the central part of the city. I sometimes feel so scared in crossing the road. I have seen the signals, that the vehicles standing well ahead of the zebra crossing, where ever it is there. There is no space left for the pedestrians. Over taking and rash driving has to be banned. There has to be maximum limit to the speed of the vehicle. Of course with the huge population of India it looks impossible but some where it has to start.
For waste disposal, the number of dustbins in the city has to increase, I hardly see any dustbins in the city which is functional. We have to be smart enough in designing the dustbins and the placing it strategically for maximum disposal. Separate dustbins for the degradable and the non-degradable items can be done. The dustbins can be mounted and sealed so that the thieves don’t steal them. After collection also there can be segregation process for the items like kitchen items, glasses, metals, cans, plastics etc. There can a recycling process which can also generate lots of livelihood.
This initiative we can start from the level of each household. That is from the disposal of garbage. The citizen, starting from the kids at the level of school has to be empowered how to dispose used items.
Use of plastics to be reduced form the shops and from the shopping malls, the citizens are to be empowered to carry bags from home or reuse the plastic bags. Elderly, pregnant lady are to be given preferences on the road and on the public places in accessing the transport. Pedestrians has to take the pathways, not the roads.
Water is one of the major resource that the people of the city use. Encouragement and empowering has to be done for the people to use it prudently to reduce the wastage.
In last decade, Bhubaneswar has transformed itself from capital city to hub for education, health care, IT which has invited folks from different parts of Odisha & other states to make it as their home.Today, we are facing the universal problem of increased personal vehicles and hence we are forced to think of reducing personal vehicles and emphasize on effective & efficient public transport.
In last decade, Bhubaneswar has transformed itself from capital city to hub for education, health care, IT which has invited folks from different parts of Odisha & other states to make it as their home. It has in turn gives rise to increase in vehicles on the road. Today, we are facing the universal problem of increased personal vehicles and hence we are forced to think of reducing personal vehicles and emphasize on effective & efficient public transport.
In the published guideline of smart city, ‘Integrated Multi-Modal Transport’ is one of the idea is floated under urban mobility category. With my understanding of the traffic situation arising out of use of personal vehicles, autos & inadequate bus service at Bhubaneswar, I would like expand this idea for our city which I am sure will be one of the foundation stones in the journey of smart city.
But if this idea is implemented, we can reduce at least 50% of office-going traffic using their two wheelers or depend on autos which often slow-moving transport and stop even on middle of the road. there will not be any direct bus long distance which is bottleneck in many cities (say Patia to Master Canteen). Many times these buses run empty. Generally, this mode of transport is preferred by people moving with luggage which are not our target segment ‘Office-Going persons using personal vehicles’.
We can very well implement this by just modifying the route details of our existing fleet today. I believe we have sufficient number of buses to start as pilot. Today unfortunately in all cities of India, we are having long distance running buses, not any connected route type of transport system and hence the delays in getting public transport and everyone is preferring their own vehicles. On selection of the idea, I will elaborate it with more detailed implementation plan, technical specifications from the drone manufactures."
Every citizen wants a good quality cheap and fast transportation system nowadays in cities due to their busy life. That’s why mostly people buy their own vehicle to reach as fast as they can reach to their destinations but nowadays everybody has their own private transport solution that also affects somehow our earth and environment by producing air and noise pollution in our surrounding daily. Here, I want to attract everybody’s attention towards this point that we can choose some other options to make our city’s transportation cheap ,faster and pollution less. In that context I am suggesting some ideas -
The idea should not have more than 500 words. The ideas that have the power to ignite a spark for change and touch the lives of as many Bhubaneswar residents as possible will be selected.