Maintenance of Electronics City
ELCITA’s estate management team is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the entire township. Their activities encompass waste management, water supply, tree plantation, regular repairs to roads, public infrastructure, and facilities, monitoring all the functions on the smart city platform, and cleaning and maintaining the infrastructure in good condition at all times. The tasks are outsourced to third-party agencies and closely monitored.
BWSSB supplies 1 MLD of Cauvery water to ELCITA’s centralized sump, and from there, it is distributed to companies. Smart water meters have been installed to track real-time consumption and billing. Besides, ELCITA also supplies borewell water to some member industries.
Large volumes of waste are generated daily. Waste management refers to the collecting, treating, and disposing of solid material that is discarded or is of no use. ELCITA envisages that the actual waste going to the landfills be minimized and a major part of the waste be segregated and recycled. ELCITA is at the forefront of this effort and considers solid waste management crucial in keeping the locality clean. It collects dry, wet, and rejected wastes from companies. Dry wastes are taken to the “Dry Waste Collection Center” where it is segregated and recycled. Wet wastes go to piggeries and Wet waste- Composting Plant, which, after recycling, are used as fertilizers, whereas they reject waste taken to “Government-Authorized landfills.”
Treatment of sewage is one of the primary responsibilities of a municipal body, and ELCITA is successfully running four STPs of various capacities. The treated water consistently meets the stringent norms specified by the pollution control board and predominantly caters to residential areas. Adopting this process has helped reduce the demand for stretched resources, which is the need for the hour.
In India, E-waste or Electronic Waste is the fastest-growing segment of formal municipal waste. It includes broken, obsolete, loosely discarded electronic or electrical devices. Most of this waste gets stored because people are not aware of how to discard it. At Electronics City, E-waste is collected and given to an authorized agency for sorting and scientific recycling.
Open defecation and urination have seen a drastic reduction in electronics city since the establishment of 19 e-toilets in various parts. These hygienically maintained toilets are appreciated by El citizens and visitors alike and have gone a long way in enhancing the image of the e- city.
ELCITA has installed several smart streetlights in Electronics City. These streetlights, which have photo-detecting sensors (sensors sensitive to variations in the intensity of sunlight), can automatically vary the intensity of light, depending on the pedestrian density detected.
ELCITA has introduced 13 Automated Traffic Signalling Lights in West Phase and 3 in East Phase to moderate traffic flow. The first time such technology uses Google Maps for dynamic Traffic Signal Light Control has been introduced in the country. ELCITA has also introduced algorithms to capture traffic violations like stopping beyond stop line/ zebra crossing and no tolerance zone. These details are captured on a report, along with snapshots and vehicle numbers. Subsequently, this data is shared in real-time with traffic police.
Liaison with Govt. departments for common services and development of infrastructure
ELCITA has staff oversee the administrative and professional duties connected with the township’s planning, zoning, and engineering functions. They also coordinate development projects with the various government departments of the Government of Karnataka to provide shared services and develop infrastructure.
Forum for grievance redressal of member organizations:
Members can register complaints regarding estate maintenance, street lighting, and sanitation with ELCITA through an app. Complaints are tackled by the concerned department and are monitored by the COO.