Smart City awaits advisory forum. Who keeps tabs?

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The Chennai Smart City Limited (CSCL) is yet to form a Smart City Advisory Forum, consisting of members from the public and technical experts to advise on and monitor projects.
Smart city mission guidelines mandate this forum to enable collaboration among stakeholders for the projects . The forum, as per the guidelines, should have the district collector, an MP, an MLA, technical experts, and at least one representative from a resident welfare association or a member of a registered taxpayers association or a local youth association.

Smart schools, renovation of parks, widening of 23 bus route roads, shared cycle paths are some of the projects that are in different stages of completion but residents complain of no consultation ahead of starting work.

Times of India

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