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Mission Smart Shimla – Let us join hands to make Shimla the world class smart city

Shimla the "Queen of Hill Stations." & also a Summer Capital before Independence is situated in the south-western ranges of the Himalayas, is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh. ...

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Mission Smart Shimla – Let us join hands to make Shimla the world class smart city

Shimla the "Queen of Hill Stations." & also a Summer Capital before Independence is situated in the south-western ranges of the Himalayas, is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla derives its name from "Shyamala";- the goddess Kali, whose temple existed in the dense forest that covered Jakhu Hill in the early 19th century. The English named it Simla. Shimla is well connected by air, road and rail with all parts of Himachal Pradesh, and the neighboring states of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and the Union territory of Chandigarh covering an area of 18 sq. km. at a height of 7,238 ft. Shimla is surrounded by pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. It has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions make it one of the Indian's most popular and biggest hill-stations.

Shimla was built on top of a total of seven different hills namely: Inverarm Hill, Observatory Hill, Prospect Hill, Summer Hill, Bantony Hill, Elysium Hill and Jakhoo Hill. The highest point in Shimla is the Jakhoo hill, which is at a height of 2,454 metres (8,051 ft). Shimla is home to a number of buildings that are styled in the Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architectures dating from the colonial era, as well as multiple temples and churches. The colonial architecture and churches, the temples and the natural beauty of the city attract a large number of tourists. The major attractions include the Viceroy Lodge, the Christ Church, the Jakhoo Temple, the Mall Road and the Ridge, which together form the city centre.
The Kalka–Shimla Railway line built by the British, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also a major tourist attraction. Owing to its steep terrain, Shimla hosts the mountain biking race MTB Himalaya, which started in 2005 and is regarded as the biggest event of its kind in South Asia. Shimla also has the largest natural ice skating rink in South Asia. The ice skating season usually begins in the start of December and goes on till the end of February. Apart from being a tourism centre, the city is also an educational hub with a number of colleges and research institutions. The city also has sporting venues like the Indira Gandhi Rajya Khel Parisar, the main sports complex and the Naldehra Golf Club.

Feels proud to say that Shimla has been selected for submission of proposal for the “Smart City”.

contribute your ideas to make it the smartest city

Suggestions may be submitted on MyGov before 31st january, 2017 on infrastructure, water & power sector, road traffic, smart solutions, it enabled e-governance for feasible, sustainable and acceptable proposal.

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Anil Grover 1 day 18 hours ago

Like matheran in Maharashtra, do not allow outside cars/vehicle to enter shimla on weekends,it will reduce traffic,pollution. Start more Toy trains to reach shimla

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anshuman kuthiala 2 days 16 hours ago

#Mygov #smartcity #shimla #moud #shimlasmartcity

To solve the parking and traffic problem the number of vehicles of tourists and locals needs to be regulated.

Monkey menace needs to be taken under control.
The municipal corporation needs to take a proactive role.
More public toilets need to be constructed and properly maintained.
Sports complex needs to be used for sporting activities not for holding exhibitions.

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anuj verma 4 days 4 hours ago

Proper degradation of garbage.most imp police force is used to guard or guide not to beat peoples.use of. Students directly for making city smart instead gicibg thekas to thekedar and all.a telephone program should be started where people can keep there complaints uts should be live.usage od proper space and resources of common pool car for vips and place of higher authoroties should be of multistory so that more than one officer can live in saame buiildibg rather than in kothis

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anuj verma 4 days 4 hours ago

1) dustbin every where .2) roadside nali should be covered with gauge of iron so tht two vehicle can take pass easily.3) There should be strong bus service widin15 km tht less trafic less polution.4) for advertisment retaining wall should be used with paint and all.5) solar lite as street lite6).camera suvilance.7)big pipes should be inserted under the road so tht every time ve need not to dig road evry time for cable.8)water supply9) electricity cable should b undr road.

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Rattan Rattan 6 days 21 hours ago

1.Home and employment for everyone, 2.Electronic waste management system
3.Proper drainage system so that the city doesn't face major issues during floods
4.Optimum utilisation of solar and wind energy, for homes as well as public transport
5.Trash bins, classified into bio-degradable, recyclable and non-recyclable, in every street
6.Usage of landfill waste for power generation, to minimise waste
Potable water stalls 7.Public toilets in every locality, 8.proper medical facilities an

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DIR DFS MOF 6 days 22 hours ago

(1) Indiscriminate construction has made the Shimla hills vulnerable to disasters emanating from landslides, cloudburst rains and God forbid, earthquake. All buildings need to be reassessed with respect to their structural strength and the ground underneath. Remember the landslides near Lift. The following url links may be useful.
(2) Waste management is unknown. Shimla needs one state of the art plant.

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nikhil chandel 1 week 2 days ago

2. Traffic control
-vehicles moving from sanjauli to old bus stand can be diverted to mehli-ISBT road in the peak hours (8am-10am & 4pm -7pm)
-Environment friendly but monkeys can be attracted
-most underrated tourist place
-secure waste bin should be opted
-parking facility can’t be appropriate due terrain of shimla therefore HRTC cabs , ola cabs etc can be a alternative

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Tilkraj 1 week 4 days ago

Electricity,watersupply,sewerage system should be underground as well as some monitoring system for 24×7 would be there.
Buildings in shimla are not safe to leave because shimla is very old city and therefore buildings also very old and not constructed in good manner.