For the implementation of Varanasi Smart City project, the Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) has appointed consortium of three reputed firms as Project Management Consultants -Rudrabhishek Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. (REPL), Grant Thornton and ABN consulting.
In the Varanasi Smart City, approach of Area Based Development (ABD) will be taken, along with the pan city solutions. The plan, spreading over total 1389 acres, will include retrofitting of old city along river Ganga comprising of major temples, heritage sites & cultural places with emphasis on socio-economic growth. Massive citizen engagement program was undertaken to determine the priority areas. Consultants will prepare detailed project reports (DPR) on various components such as water supply & sewerage systems, intelligent traffic management, smart security system, heritage conservation, tourism promotion activities etc.