India completes 332 smart cities projects worth Rs 60 billion

Smart cities project

Considering 100 smart cities, the Government of India is expecting a total investment of Rs 2 trillion over a period of five years. Out of which, Rs 1 trillion will be aided by the Central Government and balance will come through the State Government and conversions, through synergy of various programmes and PPP.

As we speak, around 332 projects worth Rs 60 billion are complete. Around 697 projects, amounting Rs 277 billion are under implementation at different stages and 432 projects worth Rs 191.62 billion are under the tendering stage.

During an exclusive interaction, Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) gave some specific examples. He said, “You must have heard about the Prime Minister inaugurating the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) near Naya Raipur. It was tenth in the country. Apart from these 10 cities, the ICCCs in another 15 cities are under implementation at present and 32 ICCCs are under the tendering process.”

In case of smart road, four roads are already completed, 32 are under implementation at different stages and nine are under the tendering stage. For rooftop solar projects, seven solar projects are already completed, 42 are under implementation at present and seven are under the tendering stage.

Six smart water projects have been completed so far; 34 are under implementation and 10 are under the tendering stage. Two cities have completed smart waste water project, 28 are under implementation and 17 under the tendering stage.

In case of public-private partnership (PPP), 14 projects are already completed, 30 are under implementation and 29 are under the tendering stage. We have got PPP projects worth nearly more than Rs 80 billion.