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Dravyavati Riverfront: Wi-Fi facility to be available from Shastri Nagar to Vidhani

The riverfront will be under the coverage of CCTVs and smart lights to be installed at 'smart poles'.

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September 25, 2018, 6:16 pm

Dravyavati River Project in Jaipur

Dravyavati Riverfront project at Jaipur.

Jaipur: Jaipur Development Authority has proposed to provide wi-fi facility along the Dravyavati riverfront on a stretch of 35 kilometers – from Shashtri Nagar to Vidhani.

The riverfront will be under the coverage of CCTVs to be installed at ‘smart poles’. These smart poles will be equipped with smart lights also. Every third pole at the riverfront will be a smart pole. A final decision on whether the wi-fi service will be charged or not is yet to be taken.

JDA tasked the Tata Projects with the work of Dravyavati riverfront project for Rs. 1470 crores in April 2016. The work is expected to be completed by August 2018.

JDA proposed the service of wi-fi here so that people can use their mobile or laptop. There will be cameras mounted on the smart pole to keep an eye on the entire riverfront. It will be monitored by both the JDA as well as the police.

Entry points to enter the riverfront will be available at a distance of every one km. Attempts are also being made to link these entry points to the main streets of the surrounding colonies. For this JDA will have to use the government land.

The main purpose of creating this riverfront is developing it as a tourist destination on the lines of the Gujarat’s Sabarmati River. The river originates in Jaisalya village, on the western slope of Amber hills and flows through the Jaipur city, north to south over a length of 47.5 km to meet Dhund River.

About 35% of the work has been completed and Rs 450 crores have already been paid thus far. By August 2018, it is expected to be completed and opened to the public.

First published: December 3, 2017
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