The Indore Smart City proposal includes: Retrofitting – development of ABD; redevelopment – mixed-use high-rise high-quality development at MOG lines area; and pan-city project – IT-based solutions for pan-city area for solid waste and traffic management. The pan-city area under the smart city is of 276 sq km with a population of 25 lakh (2017), while the ABD area covers 742 acre (1.1 per cent) with a population of 1.25 lakh (5 per cent). Indore Smart City has a total of 90 projects proposed under the smart cities mission; the projects undertaken are estimated at Rs 3,041.55 crore.
“We have already completed 13 projects at Rs 35.17 crore, while 54 projects worth Rs 931.37 crore are at the implementation stage,” says Rohan Saxena, CEO, Indore Smart City Development. He adds that eight projects worth Rs 573.51 crore are at the tendering stage and 15 projects worth Rs 1,501.50 crore are at the feasibility or DPR preparation stage.
Projects at the tendering stage include installation and operation of a public bicycle sharing system (Rs 7.50 crore); improvement of water supply and sewerage systems in ABD area and O&M for 10 years (Rs 230.50 crore); development of 100 public urinals including O&M at various locations on PPP model (Rs 3.40 crore); slum housing at Lodha Colony and Sethi Nagar - 960 units (Rs 74.40 crore); and smart poles project including CCTV, environmental sensors, Wi-Fi, C4 integration, OFC, etc, under PPP (Rs 250 crore) among others. Further, projects at the feasibility or DPR stage include development of an integrated smart road network - balance roads in ABD area (Rs 200 crore); development of multilevel car parking in different locations of ABD (Rs 125 crore); solar power plants on terraces or roofs of buildings and in open unused areas - 33.5 mw (Rs 200 crore); redevelopment of MOG lines area - MOG barracks land parcel under PPP mode (Rs 350 crore); and redevelopment of MOG Lines area - Kukkut Palan Kendra Land Parcel under PPP mode (Rs 450 crore) among others.
The revised total smart city project cost for Indore is at Rs 3,078 crore. So far, Indore has received funds worth Rs 196 crore from the Government of India and Rs 100 crore from the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Of this, it has spent Rs 185.64 crore: Rs 90.64 crore for projects under the Smart City mission; Rs 80 crore for Swachh Bharat Mission projects; and Rs 15 crore for ITMS projects. Key development initiatives under Indore Smart City include: Improvement of roads, junctions, pathways; underground ducts for laying of electrical cables and other utilities; riverfront development, redevelopment of public land; 24 x 7 water supply, reuse of recycled water, smart metering and SCADA; new storm water drainage and sewerage system with DEWATS; 100 per cent door-to-door collection of solid waste and waste-to-energy plant; smart power grid for 24 x 7 electricity supply with smart energy meter; smart poles and energy-efficient street lighting; conservation of heritage buildings and structures; skill development centres, incubation and plug and play centres; multi-use CCTV cameras; public Wi-Fi spots and C4; and smart health and smart education.