The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has proposed to appoint Knight Frank (India), in association with Fortress Infrastructure Services and PSP Financial Consultants, as consultants to prepare the Integrated Smart City Development Plan (ISCDP) for Hyderabad.
As per the 100 Smart Cities Challenge, each of 98 short-listed cities have to send their proposals to the Centre in about 100 days' time to be eligible for selection in the next round. In the next round, the select 20 cities will be funded Rs 200 crore to implement the proposals.
Of the empanelled 11 consultants for the four states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa, the GHMC has short-listed the above mentioned consultants on the basis of technical and financial scores in its proposals.
According to media reports, the corporation will be paying Rs 70 lakh to the consultants for their work.
The ISCDP for Hyderabad needs to include the smart city vision that is how the city visualises itself in five years, besides mission and identification of key challenges, and situation analysis vis-a-vis physical, economic, social, legal and institutional infrastructure, a GHMC official was quoted in the New Indian Express report.