Ministry’s update on 1,333 Smart City projects
Work progresses on housing schemes
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said 1,333 projects worth Rs.50,626 crores have been completed or are under implementation/tendering as part of the Smart City Mission (SCM).
Overall projects worth Rs.2,03,979 crores have been identified for all 99 smart cities across the country, it said in a project update on 17 May 2018.
Ninety-one selected SCM cities out of 99 have already incorporated SPVs (Special Purpose Vehicles) for managing projects.
Nine Smart Cities – Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal, Pune, Kakinada, Surat and Nagpur – have already established Integrated City Command and Control Centres (ICCC).
Work is progressing on 14 more and 32 are under tendering stage, said the ministry.
Smart Road projects, worth Rs.228 crore, have been completed in four cities while projects in 40 cities, worth Rs.5,123 crores, are under implementation/tendering stage.
Smart Solar projects in six cities have been completed, while projects in 49 cities are under implementation/tendering.
Smart Water projects have been completed in six cities while projects are under implementation/tendering in 43 other cities.
Similarly, Smart Waste Water projects in 46 cities have been completed and or are under implementation and or tendering.
Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth Rs.734 crores have been completed in 13 cities while projects worth Rs.7,753 crores are under implementation/tendering in 52 cities.
Apart from this, other impactful projects such as heritage conservation, water front development, public space development have been completed in 13 cities. These were worth Rs.107 crores and another Rs.5,865 crore projects are under implementation and or tendering.
The selection of smart cities was done in various stages with the last 9 cities been selected in Jan 2018. It is pertinent to mention that it normally takes around 12 to 18 months after selection of a city as Smart City to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle, appointment of a Project Management Consultant, prepare detailed project reports and award the work after tender, said the ministry.
The timeline for the completion of smart city projects, according to the rounds in which they were selected, is:
Round 1 cities – 2019-20 to 2020-21;
Round 2 cities – 2019-20 to 2021-22;
Round 3 cities – 2020-21 to 2021-22;
Round 4 cities – 2020-21 to 2022-23.
SCM has lots of convergence with other missions like Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and some of the projects are implemented under PPP.
AMRUT projects worth Rs.65,075 crores or 84% are under various stages of implementation including projects tendered and where Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) have been approved.
These projects are part of the Rs.77,640 crores State Annual Action Plan (SAAP).
More than 22 crores urban population will benefit from this mission for which Rs.11,945 crores has been released so far.
Close to 400 projects worth Rs.325 crores have already been completed and contracts have been awarded and are at various stages of implementation for 2,188 projects worth Rs.40,074 crores.
Further, 895 projects costing Rs.13,586 crores are under tendering and DPRs have been approved for 729 projects costing Rs.10,824 crores.
Further, 8.58 lakhwater tap connections have been provided so far under the Mission and by convergence of other schemes.
By the end of the Mission, i.e. June 2020, nearly 1.4 crore water taps will be provided across the country.
Thirty-seven lakh street lights have been replaced with energy efficient LED lights.
Around 322 green spaces and parks projects have been completed under the Mission.
A Single window clearance system has been implemented in Delhi and Mumbai for construction permits, where only eight procedures and less than 60 days are required for all approvals.
Online Building Permission Systems(OBPS) is operational in 370 Mission cities and is under various stages of implementation in remaining cities.
A total of Rs.24,475 crores has been released to the States under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) or PMAY (U) scheme.
So far, 45.86 lakh houses have been sanctioned under the scheme, out of which work has started on 23.43 lakh houses and 7.02 lakh houses have been completed so far (including incomplete houses of earlier scheme).
Plans for 12 cities have been approved under the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY).
City HRIDAY Plans (CHPs) for 12 cities have been approved.
Sixty-six DPRs amounting to Rs.421.47 crores have been approved and Rs.261.31 crores have been released to 12 cities for implementation of scheme.
The scheme’s total expenditure to date is Rs.209.5 crores.
Fifty-eight projects are under implementation at various stages.
All works will be completed by September 2018. fii-news.com