The corporation authorities are also planning to introduce a smart card for all family households of the township using which residents would be able to know everything about all service and property tax and pay their property tax through a common portal.
The kiosk was inaugurated at mayor Sabyasachi Dutta’s ward 31 office on Saturday. Officials said that residents will be able to contact with the mayor and also the municipal commissioner through touching the portal and will be able to talk through video conferencing system. Officials said that the plan is to introduce the system in all the wards of the corporation slowly after the ward offices are set up in all the wards. As for immediate plans, the authorities are planning to install such smart kiosks at the City Centre mall for the benefit of the township residents.
Not only able to contact with the civic authorities, residents will be able to pay the property tax and also can submit building sanction plans through the smart kiosks by touching on the related options on the touchscreen.
In another unique initiative, the corporation authorities are planning to introduce a smart for all household families in Salt Lake within the next three months. Officials said that by using the smart card through the corporation portal, a resident would be able to know all details about the municipal service tax and property tax and will also be able to pay the property tax using the card through the portal online.
The corporation authorities have been preparing hard to come up with the smart city plan that needs to be submitted to the Centre by November 15 to get selected among the first 20 smart cities list to get the first phase of central funds. The authorities recently organised a unique event by putting up a 10 km long drawing and writing canvas on both sides of the Broadway Stretch from SAI Complex to Central Park in which residents wrote and draw their suggestions and ideas on ways to develop Salt Lake as a smart city. The corporation authorities have been arranging seminars engaging citizens and distributing feedback forms to households for residents to give their suggestions. Civic authorities said that they are working on a smart city mission for Salt Lake to be developed as a smart city.