Centre asks States to focus on impactful and PPP based smart city projects; Rs.840 cr sanctioned for Affordable housing in Bhubaneswar

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Rs.32,000 cr worth PPP projects identified so far; 261 impactful projects worth another Rs.31,000 cr

New Delhi: Central government has asked the States to focus on early implementation of smart city projects that have a visible and transformative impact in the lives of citizens in identified smart cities. Further to review of Smart City Mission by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during PRAGATI on the 30th of last month, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (Housing & Urban Affairs) wrote to the Chief Secretaries of all the States and Union Territories in this regard the next day.

Shri Mishra urged the States and UTs to ensure commencement of work by November this year on 261 impactful smart city projects in 60 cities that were announced during January- September, 2016. These identified projects accounts for an investment of Rs.31,112 cr . States and UTs have also been asked to speed up work on 370 PPP projects that involve an investment of 32,410 cr.

The impactful projects identified range from building 40 outdoor fitness centres in New Delhi Municipal Council area at a cost of Rs.1.31 cr to redevelopment of 340 acre area in Bhopal at a cost of Rs.3,000 cr.

An indicative list of impactful projects being taken up in the first batch of 20 smart cities and some others are:

S.No
City
Impactful projects
Investment
(Rs. cr)
1
Bhubaneswar
Railway Station Multi-modal hub
845
2
Pune
River Front Development and Heritage City Museum
235
3
Jaipur
Talkatora Lake Development with high quality laser show
130
4
Surat
Logistic Park and smart redevelopment of existing creek
210
5
Kochi (Kerala)
Broadway Market and Ernakulam Market Redevelopment
110
6
Ahmedabad
Intermodal Transport Hub and Slum Rehabilitation
961
7
Jabalpur
River Front Development and Green development of Institutional Zone
310
8
Visakhapatnam(AP)
Beach Redevelopment and Shore Protection
365
9
Solapur (Maharashtra)
Rejuvenation of Siddheshwar Lake and Heritage structrues
49
10
Davanagere (Karnataka)
Rejuvenation of Mandakki Bhatti
373
11
Indore
Infrastructure development and Parking 679
679
12
NDMC
Commercial Development of Yahswant Place
89
13
Coimbattore
(Tamil Nadu)
Lake development and Non-Motorised Transport infrastructure
526
14
Kakinada (AP)
Space development along canal between Indrapalem Lock and Jagannaickpur Old Bridge and development of eateries
100
15
Belgavi (Karnataka)
Kanbargi Lake Rejuvenation and recreational spaces
10
16
Udaipur
Area development with water, sewerage and road infrastructure and underground cabling
450
17
Guwahati (Assam)
Brahmaputra River Front Development
532
18
Chennai
Pedestrian Plaza
83
19
Ludhiana
Retrofitting of Sarabha Nagar Market
10
20
Bhopal
Redevelopment of 340 acres of area
3000

Lucknow
Heritage projects, Cultural Hub and Library
160

Dharmashala (HP)
Redevelopment of Kacchari Adda and Kotwali Bazar
95

Chandigarh
Affordable housing in Sector 43
321

Faridabad (Haryana)
Badkal Lake Rejuvenation
45

Agra
Taj Orientation Centre
232

Varanasi
Convention Centre
211

Rourkela
Brahmani Riverfront Development
129

Raipur
Market development
1026

Kalyan-Dombivilli
(Maharashtra)
Kalyan Station Improvement
427

Some of the major PPP smart city projects are: Bhubaneswar (Affordable housing-Rs.840 cr), Raipur (Urban Plaza at Ganj Mandi-Rs.983 cr), Bilaspur (Markets development –Rs.1,241 cr), Amritsar (Urban space development –Rs.1,028 cr), Coimbattore (Water supply -557 cr), Warangal, Telangana (Bus stand-Rs.611 cr), Shimla (Tourism and recreation infrastructure- Rs.898 cr), Aligarh (Smart multi-level parking-Rs.289 cr), Bengaluru (Tourism and recreation infrastructure-Rs.234 cr) and Pune (Electrical buses- Rs.170 cr).

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