Kanpur appoints PMC for Smart City plan
05 Oct 2017
Kanpur, the Industrial city of the Uttar Pradesh, is ready to adopt the changes in its Infrastructure to become even smarter. For the implementation of Kanpur Smart City project, the Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) has appointed the country’s leading Integrated Infrastructure Consultant Rudrabhishek Enterprise (REPL) as Project Management Consultant to develop and implement the project. The agreement was signed in Kanpur by the Municipal Commissioner Avinash Singh, and the signing ceremony was attended from REPL by its senior management representative Harish Kumar Sharma.
According to the agreement, the core 1,475 acre of ABD area and pan-city projects identified to be developed under the smart city, where REPL will assist KSCL in designing, developing, implementing, managing and supervising the smart city projects. The retrofitting development will not only improve the core infrastructure and quality of life but also assure a sustainable and inclusive development with the integration of smart ICT solution. It will include cleanliness of river Ganga and several city infrastructure projects with more emphasis on socio-economic growth of the city and citizens. Along with the modernisation of industrial areas, a massive citizen engagement programme was also undertaken to determine the priority. Consultants will prepare detailed project reports (DPR) on various components such as water supply and sewerage systems, intelligent traffic management, Command Control Centre, smart security system, heritage conservation, tourism promotion activities, etc.
Pradeep Misra, Chairman & Managing Director, REPL, says, “It is really an honour for us to be associated with the development of Kanpur Smart City. As we have recently completed our 25 years of journey, so it is a reward which our hard work, smart planning and management has paid us. As a company, it is our second project of Smart City in Uttar Pradesh, after the historic city of Varanasi. REPL is already working on the Indore Smart City Project. Kanpur is always a prime city because of its industrial outlook, so it will give us new learning as well. We are sure that we will be able to leverage our experience and learning of our other smart city consultancy works for developing the Smart City of Kanpur, which will enhance the industrial and social growth of city.”
REPL will assist the Kanpur Smart City in various phases of project implementation, which will include the activities such as preparation of DPR, coordination with various appointed consultants, project prioritisation and phasing, preparing capital investment plan, implementation roadmap, conducting feasibility study, bid process management for selection of implementing agencies, and overall project management, etc.