With a total of 5,151 projects envisaged across the 100 cities, works on 1,177 projects worth Rs 434.93 billion have started and about 677 projects are at the tendering stage.
Just consider the numbers: 33 per cent of the total 5,151 projects under the Smart Cities mission have been completed or are currently under implementation, utilising 25 per cent of the envisaged investment. Since the launch of the mission, projects worth Rs 2 trillion are in various stages of implementation in the 100 cities.
So far, 534 projects worth Rs 101.16 billion have been completed. Implementation has commenced for 1,177 projects with a cost of Rs 434.93 billion and tendering has started for 677 projects with a cost of Rs 382.07 billion.
For smart command-and-control centres (CCCs), projects worth Rs 15.58 billion in 11 cities have been completed; projects worth Rs 30.49 billion in 29 cities are under progress; further tenders have been issued for projects worth Rs 27.30 billion in 21 cities. In case of smart roads, projects worth Rs 2.28 billion in four cities have been completed; projects worth Rs 38.19 billion in 34 cities are under progress; further tenders have been issued for projects worth Rs 20.69 billion in 10 cities.
Considering water infrastructure is one of the focal points of the mission, so far, smart water projects worth Rs 9.02 billion in 18 cities have been completed; projects worth Rs 59.61 billion in 35 cities are under progress; further tenders have been issued for projects worth Rs 9.21 billion in 17 cities.
For solar projects, eight cities have completed projects worth Rs 580 million; projects worth Rs 8.28 billion in 42 cities are under progress; further tenders have been issued for projects worth Rs 3 billion in nine cities. In all, visible and impactful projects worth Rs 1.79 billion in 16 cities have been completed; projects worth Rs 37.01 billion in 32 cities are under progress; further tenders have been issued for projects worth Rs 28.28 billion in 20 cities.
That said, CONSTRUCTION WORLD, in its published story take a stock of what cities are upto when it comes to their smart city plans. Let's have a look!
Focussed on not only preserving the traditional and historic traits of Agra but also improving those with the help of technology is one motto being aggressively pursued by Agra Smart City (ASCL), says Arun Prakash, CEO, Agra Smart City, and Municipal Commissioner, Agra Municipal Corporation.
The smart city proposal of Agra defines another heritage precinct called Taj Improvement District (TID). It envisions retrofitting of 2,250 acre of the selected local area - Taj Mahal, and area comprising Tajganj, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid and Fatehabad road till the inner Ring Road. With an envisaged outlay of Rs 16.99 billion under ABD and Rs 4.34 billion under pan-city spread over the next five years, TID aims to revive the historic relationship of the micro commerce with the monument. The proposal revolves mainly around street improvement, beautification, decorative flyovers, murals and some fatade improvements in the old city and lacks a comprehensive approach towards making provisions in conserving the heritage precinct defined in the smart city proposal.
The heritage walk (total distance: 3 km) is proposed to be conducted around the old market area comprising of the little known as well as art and culture of Agra, like marble inlay, Zardosi work and flower market. The total cost of the project is Rs 31.4 million. It is aimed at enhancing the image of "Street Vending Zones", entails providing facilities and a designated place for the street vendors as well as for the tourist to enhance the experience of Agra streets and food, flowers and other markets. For this project, the following locations have so far been identified: One near Amar hotel, towards Vibhav Nagar; one Vishal Mega Mart, Fatehabad road; and Basai Sabji Mandi, towards 100 ft road.
Our "Junctions Improvement" project is being executed at an estimated Rs 69.7 million. The development work at all the locations include new signages, pavement marking, median, roundabout, landscaping, signals, channeliser, and earthwork wherever required.
Also, in a bid to beautify the area around the Taj Mahal, the project of tree illumination at Taj east and west gate is in full swing at a total cost of Rs 65.6 million.
Further, the work is in full swing on streetscaping and beautification of Fatehabad road in ABD area.
As part of our project on fatade improvement of select houses along Daresi Road, being executed at Rs 9.7 million, we have identified approximately 50 traditional houses, which is considered to be older than the famous Taj Mahal.
Another important project being implanted is the Solar Installation on Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) mode. Being implemented at Rs 2.65 billion, this project will lead to significant reduction of conventional fuel and help in the reduction of arbon emissions also.
Other major projects in the ABD area include providing 24 x 7 water supply integrated with SCADA systems and sewerage system, rehabilitation of all major and minor roads, and solid waste management.
Total budgetted amount
Agra's smart city proposal totals to around Rs 21.33 billion, of which Rs 13.65 billion is envisaged to be raised using smart city funds and PPP, and the remaining Rs 7.68 billion through convergence, which comprises 23 projects under smart city and 17 projects under convergence. Work orders of 15 projects have already been issued, and tenders are already in process for the other projects. As on date, approximately Rs 400 million has been spent.
The vision of Indore Smart City is to promote mixed-land use in ABD, provide house and inclusiveness, create walkable localities, and preserve and develop open spaces. With 29 projects in the DPR stage (including PPP projects), 29 projects (including PPP) are in the tendering stage. Seventy-six projects worth Rs 15.18 billion are in progress while 41 projects worth Rs 1.05 billion have already been completed, says Rohan Saxena, CEO, Indore Smart City.
Under the smart street lighting works, the city will be installing 16,000 energy-efficient LED street lights with smart controls in the pan-city area. Another project includes decorative fatade lighting on various heritage monuments and other important squares, junctions and bridges in the ABD and its peripheral area.
As part of the ABD, the city is planning for underground cabling works with compact type sub-stations for the Bada Ganpati to Krishnapura Chatri and nearby major roads, and the Jincy Bus Depot to Rambagh Bridge and nearby major roads.
Besides, redevelopment projects are coming up under the ABD component in several areas.
Another project includes the development of multilevel car parking in different locations in the ABD.
Also, a flyover will be coming up at Mhow Naka Square, and widening of the existing river bridge (Subhash marg Bridge and Krishnapura bridge) is another project.
Other projects include the development of sector parks, improvement in other existing parks and water huts at 100 locations.
Total budgetted amount Of the total Rs 26.20 billion budgetted for Indore Smart City, Rs 1.17 billion has been spent so far.
The vision of the city is to transform Kakinada from pensionersÆ paradise to being an economic destination, says K Ramesh, CEO & Managing Director, Kakinanda Smart City Corporation.
We have undertaken 50 projects worth Rs 9.40 billion under the smart city mission, of which 12 projects worth Rs 1.12 billion have been completed, 16 projects worth Rs 2.57 billion are in progress, and another 22 projects worth Rs 5.68 billion are in the tendering or DPR stages. We have also undertaken 15 other projects worth Rs 10.60 billion under convergence. Of this, work is in progress for six projects worth Rs 7.19 billion, and two projects worth Rs 1.50 billion is under the tendering stage. Meanwhile, we have received three bids for development of roads in Kakinada, for which we have completed the technical evaluation and are awaiting the EPC committee report for approval of price bids.
A total of Rs 3.60 billion worth tenders are in process:
At a total cost of Rs 1.08 billion, we have undertaken DPRs for an underground electrical cabling project, aided by the World Bank; and a disaster recovery project; electric public transportation system; smart service delivery interface; and development of stadiums.
Total budgetted amount
Of the total Rs 9.40 billion budgetted for the city's infrastructure we have spent Rs 1.15 billion. Under convergence, we have spent Rs 9.10 billion so far from the budgetted Rs 21.12 billion.
The Nagpur Smart City proposal seeks to develop Nagpur as a truly inclusive city by removing the dichotomous growth, and enhancing its profile by improving the quality of life in the vulnerable areas and bringing them at par with the rest, says Dr Ramnath Sonawane, CEO, Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation.
A total of 20 projects are identified in the smart city proposal, of which, two projects have been completed. Work order has been issued for four projects and one project has been tendered out. DPR is under preparation for the remaining 13 projects. We have issued work orders for design and construction of roads, bridges, culverts, sidewalks and MEP works on the TenderSURE concept for ABD. Preliminary works such as surveys and road marking have been commenced by the contractor. We have also issued tenders for the construction of 1,024 dwelling units for the rehabilitation of project affected people under the town planning scheme. DPR for multi-level car parking is under preparation. And, under pan-city, smart bus-shelter is under progress. Also, 136,000 LED lights will be installed in 10 zones of the city, of which, 48,571 LED lights have already been installed.
DPR under preparation
Pune Smart City aims to use an "integrated approach"to provide solutions. Dr Rajendra Jagtap, CEO, Pune Smart City Development Corporation (PSCDC), elaborates, "Through a state-of-the-art command and control centre and revolutionary traffic management system, the city aims to integrate various authorities under one centralised control."
Pune is using ABD and the retrofitting model for new urban infrastructure. Till date, PSCDC has issued RFPs worth Rs 5 billion, which includes adaptive traffic management, developing traffic master plan, the junction redesigning, solid waste management and vehicle tracking system. We have already made available 5,000 bicycles for public use across the city and are adding to this number. In the future, Pune is looking at electric auto rickshaws as a viable mode of transportation. We have completed 58 projects worth Rs 48 billion.
We have conducted a successful pilot project to convert 1.5 km into smart roads, and are in the process of converting 80 km of streets across the city. We are also using optic fiber ducts to establish high speed internet connectivity. An e-corridor is being set up to create Wi-Fi and connectivity throughout the city. Further, 500 new smart toilets and smart poles will be constructed around Pune. We aim to use an "integrated approach" to provide solutions. Through this system, the city will be in a position to provide a faster response time for emergencies, real-time traffic and weather data on variable message displays, and manage the public transportation system with the highest level of efficiency.
Under its smart city mission, Shimoga has about 74 projects worth Rs 11.84 billion, which are under various stages of project preparation or execution or tendering, says Charulata Somal, Managing Director, Shivamogga Smart City Corporation, and Commissioner, Shimoga City Corporation.
Shivamogga Smart City has so far issued work orders for 16 works worth Rs 640.6 million. We have also recently issued work orders for all the key smart roads û five smart road packages and three other projects worth Rs 3.7 billion, which cover the entire ABD area road infrastructure works.
GIS mapping of all the street light poles in the city has been done, and a RFP has been floated to replace 19,500 existing conventional street lights with LED lights and to deploy over 2,000 more new LED lights in the upcoming project proposals.
The idea of smart roads is to take all the utilities underground in the ABD area. We have divided the ABD area into five zones. These smart road packages include the underground ducting of utilities such as electrical LT/HT cabling, water supply pipes, sewerage, OFC cabling and street light cabling, and gas pipelines. The work orders for these five packages worth Rs 3.7 billion has been recently awarded. Further, there is a proposal for affordable housing with an estimated Rs 1.4 billion.
Twelve notified slums have been identified and the stakeholder consultation for the in-situ development of the housing units is in progress.
What's more, various approaches have been made towards achieving sustainable urban mobility. Apart from smart roads being developed with pedestrian-friendly footpaths and cycle tracks to encourage non-motorised transport in the city, public bike sharing is being introduced, in which 12 locations have already been identified for geo-fenced bike docking stations. Under intelligent traffic management, the city has initiated to bring it as part of the Integrated Command and Control Centre. Critical junctions have been identified and existing traffic signals will be replaced with new signals and controllers that are capable of automatically optimising the signal timings based on the traffic density identified through cameras and sensors at these junctions. For parking related issues, existing conservancies are being developed as parking lanes by introducing the smart parking system with a dedicated app to send feeds to the users about the vacant parking slots in the core business district. Further, two multi-level car parking proposals have been made to address the traffic congestion.
Total budgetted amount
About Rs 9 billion has been allocated towards civil infrastructure works, and works worth Rs 4.3 billion have already been awarded. The utilisation so far is about Rs 90 million.
Despite being selected in round two of the Smart Cities mission, Ujjain has been able to tender out 42 out of its 43 listed projects. Of the 42 tendered projects, 13 projects worth Rs 1.62 billion have already been completed, says Awadhesh Sharma, CEO, Ujjain Smart City.
Projects worth Rs 11.90 billion are under implementation while another Rs 5.09 billion projects are under the tendering stage. Another Rs 60 million worth projects are in the DPR phase.
Smart road with underground ducting: The entire ABD area is proposed to be covered with 25 km of smart roads, which will include five services, ie, sewerage, storm water drains, underground electric cables, shaft for telecom cables, and duct for gas pipeline. The approximate cost is Rs 3.45 billion.
MRIDA: Key elements of the MRIDA plan project include a visitor plaza that will hold about 20,000 pilgrims at a time, multi- level car parking for 600 cars, 600 mt of heritage corridor from the plaza to the temple. Construction of the Rs 2-billion project is proposed to start soon.
Ujjain Convention Centre: This project will comprise of a grand hall of 1,800 sq m, five smaller halls, two restaurants, exhibition area and car parking for 250 cars. Construction of this Rs 1.45 billion project is expected to commence soon.
Ujjain Swimming and Sports Complex: The complex comprises an Olympic size swimming pool, diving pool, warm-up pool and kids pool, along with a sports block for indoor sports. It will also include a gym, sauna, steam bath, restaurant, tennis court and basketball court. Forty per cent has been completed and the project is expected to cost about Rs 300 million.
Multi Modal Transit hub: We have proposed to integrate the Dewas Bus Stand and Ujjain railway station terminals to develop an integrated Multi-Modal Transit Hub. To be taken under the railway station development project, the approximately Rs 860-million project is proposed to be funded through PPP and an EoI has already been floated.
Major ICT projects
Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS): Nine junctions in the city along with all the entry and exit points will be covered under the ITMS system; this will be connected to ICCC for live feed and necessary actions.
Smart poles: The appointed PPP partner will install smart poles across the city.
Total budgetted amount
The total project cost for Ujjain Smart City is Rs 18.68 billion.
Our mission aims at efficiently utilising the available assets, resources and infrastructure to enhance the quality of urban life, says M Hari Naryanan, Municipal Commissioner, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC).
As per the plan, close to 70 per cent of the work has been grounded. We have completed an ICCC at the GVMC office, Centralised Command Control Centre at the Police Commissioner's office, and Phase-II of the smart poles project for redesigning and beautification of roads costing Rs 600 million. Further, works worth Rs 6.50 billion are underway, which includes the Rs 800 million 24 x 7 water supply project and Rs 650 million sewerage network.
We are extending the smart street project to 34 more roads spanning 11.5 km. This project is already underway at 20 roads, spanning 19.5 km, and will cost around Rs 1.60 billion. To make Vizag energy-sufficient, we have planned a 15-MW floating solar power plant worth Rs 1 billion.
Total budgetted amount
Smart city projects will be implemented over a period of five years with an outlay of Rs 16.02 billion. So far, we have spent close to Rs 3 billion.