Bhubaneswar: At least eleven senior officials of Maharashtra Government on Thursday visited the Bhubaneswar Operations Centre (BOC) – the command and control centre – of the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) and also Smart City office under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) programme.
The officials were from General Administration, Finance, Irrigation, Training, Revenue, Cooperation and Animal Resources Development Departments and also from Maharashtra Development Cadre.
They were given presentation on various projects undertaken by BSCL under its infrastructure, engineering and technology and socially smart Bhubaneswar initiatives. BSCL Chief Finance Officer Manoranjan Samantaray, General Manager (Engineering) Aswini Kumar Biswal, General Manager (Special Projects) Diptirani Sahoo, General Manager (Technology) Seshadeb Panda and Company Secretary Ajaya Kumar Majhi briefed the officials about the projects.
The delegation also visited the BOC to have an on-ground knowledge sharing on the functioning of the facility, which will become the hub for the Smart traffic management system, smart tracking, smart parking management, smart response and incident management system, smart governance, communication network and Intelligent city operations and arrangements in near future.
The officials were part of the training programme under EBSB as the two States have agreed upon in principle to facilitate exchange programmes among the state officials for knowledge and idea exchange.
It would be pertinent to mention here that seven probationers from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Maharashtra Cadre of 2018 Batch on February 13 visited BOC and BSCL and studied various projects undertaken by the special purpose vehicle to expedite the Smart City Proposal implementation.
Under the EBSB training programme, teams of officials of Odisha Government will visit Maharashtra in future to know about various projects undertaken by their sister State as proposed in the innovative concept to provide an exchange platform for administrative learning in pan-Indian context.