Hubballi’s Green Mobility Corridor has won First prize under the ‘Innovative Idea’ category in the India Smart Cities Awards Contest (ISAC) – 2022 on 25th August 2023.
The Hon’ble President of India will felicitate the winners of ISAC 2022 awards on 27th September 2023 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Details of Hubballi’s Green Mobility Corridor is as follows.
The project starts at Unkal Lake and ends at Gabbur. It will be executed in 3 phases. The first phase of the project (around 640m) is ready and has been inaugurated.
The corridor will have Theme gardens, Food Street, Public Bicycle Sharing system, a Children’s play area, Public parks, Outdoor Gyms, and Sports arena, etc.
Read in detail: Hubballi’s Green Mobility Corridor explained.
The ISAC 2022 award had a two-stage submission process consisting of ‘Qualifying Stage’, which involved overall assessment of the city’s performance, and the ‘Proposal Stage’ which required the smart cities to submit their nominations in various categories.
A total of 845 nominations were received for ISAC 2022 from 80 qualifying smart cities. These entries were evaluated in 5 stages. In the first stage, a pre-screening of the 845 proposals was carried out. 50% (423 proposals) moved to the next stage.
Finally, in the fourth stage, top 6 proposals made an elaborate presentation to a jury headed by MoHUA directors and comprising subject matter experts.
Post this fourth stage, top 3 proposals have been identified for each award category by the Apex Committee of Smart Cities Mission.
Of the total 845 applications received under the five awards categories, 66 final winners have been identified – 35 in Project Award, 6 in Innovation Award, 13 in National/Zonal City Award, 5 in State/UT Award and 7 in Partner Award categories.
The India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC) is organized under the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
It is one of the important activities initiated under the Mission, where pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas are recognized to award the exemplary performance, enable peer-peer learning and disseminate best practices.