- Published: 28 December 2021
In a move aimed at revenue generation, Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Ltd (SCTL) is setting up digital LED screens and walls at public places in the central area of Thiruvananthapuram city.
At present, five information kiosks and five LED screens are being installed in smart bus shelters constructed as part of the Smart City project. The information kiosks are coming up at Gandhi Park, KSRTC bus terminal, Thiruvananthapuram corporation, Museum East gate and Planetarium.
Besides, LED screens are being installed at RMS Thampanoor, Ayurveda College Junction, Panavila Junction, Killipaalam Junction and Women’s College Junction. Additional digital LED screens will be displayed at various parts of the city.
SCTL has invited expressions of interest (EoI) from outdoor advertising agencies to promote advertising content on digital advertising spaces. The agencies have to make the payment to SCTL for displaying content for 10 seconds.
SCTL has already opened up its charging stations to the public. While the public can avail free charging till January 1, SCTL plans to charge Rs 10 per unit later.
Faced with an acute shortage of land for various schemes, SCTL had introduced a revenue sharing model for landowners. The scheme was mainly planned for the implementation of multi-level car parking (MLCP) facilities in area-based development (ABD) wards.
SCTL had invited EoIs from applicants for providing land for the construction, operation and maintenance of MLCP on public-private participation basis within ABD area. The company was looking for landowners with at least 50 cents or more within nine wards of ABD area. As per the plan, once suitable land is identified, SCTL will develop it as an MLCP using Smart City grants or private sector investment.
The landowners in lieu of providing their land shall be paid through a suitable mechanism, including revenue sharing, from the parking project on its commencement through an appropriate mechanism to be developed by SCTL through a separate offer.
Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 21.122021