The Shivamogga Smart City in Karnataka is leaving no stone unturned to be one of the finest smart cities in India. The city is progressing well in terms of issuance of work orders. The city has issued work orders for projects worth Rs 64.06 crore. That apart, the authority will be issuing work orders for all the key smart roads (infrastructure projects) by this weekend.
Says Charulata Somal, Managing Director, Shivamogga Smart City, “Smart road packages, combined with other three projects worth Rs 370 crore, will be awarded before January 25, 2019.”
Progress so far
On the smart street lighting front, the Shivamogga Smart City has done the GIS mapping of all the streetlight poles in the city and has floated Request for Proposal
(RFP) to replace the 19,500 number of existing conventional streetlights with LED streetlights, and to deploy 2,000+ more new LED lights in the upcoming project proposals.
The RFP has been floated at an estimated cost of around Rs 31 crore on January 4, 2019, and the last date for bid submission being February 6, 2019. “We have conducted a pre-bid meeting for the project for which there was a very good response from the potential bidders,” Somal said.
The idea of a Smart Road is to take all the utilities underground in the ABD area. Shivamogga Smart City has divided the ABD area into five zones for the ease of tendering and execution. These smart road packages include the underground ducting of the utilities like electrical LT/HT cabling, water supply pipes, sewerage, OFC cabling and street light cabling, and gas pipelines. The work orders for these five packages, costing Rs 370 crore, will be awarded soon.
At present, the smart city SPV has allocated Rs 900 crore towards civil infrastructure works and works worth Rs 430 crore is already been awarded and the utilization so far is around Rs 9 crore.