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Smart Cities: Tendering Opportunities Worth Rs 382 Billion!

February 2019
India is going smart in a hurry.

The score card

Just consider the numbers: 33 per cent of the total 5,151 projects under the smart cities mission have been completed or are currently under implementation, utilising 25 per cent of the envisaged investment. Since the launch of the mission, projects worth Rs 2 trillion are in various stages of implementation in the 100 cities. So far, 534 projects worth Rs 101.16 billion have been completed. Implementation has commenced for 1,177 projects with a cost of Rs 434.93 billion and tendering has started for 677 projects with a cost of Rs 382.07 billion. 

For smart command-and-control centres (CCCs), projects worth Rs 15.58 billion in 11 cities have been completed; projects worth Rs 30.49 billion in 29 cities are under progress; further tenders have been issued for projects worth Rs 27.30 billion in 21 cities.

In case of smart roads, projects worth Rs 2.28 billion in four cities have been completed; projects worth Rs 38.19 billion in 34 cities are under progress; further tenders have been issued for projects worth Rs 20.69 billion in 10 cities.

Considering water infrastructure is one of the focal points of the mission, so far, smart water projects worth Rs 9.02 billion in 18 cities have been completed; projects worth Rs 59.61 billion in 35 cities are under progress; further tenders have been issued for projects worth Rs 9.21 billion in 17 cities.

For solar projects, eight cities have completed projects worth Rs 580 million; projects worth Rs 8.28 billion in 42 cities are under progress; further tenders have been issued for projects worth Rs 3 billion in nine cities.

In all, visible and impactful projects worth Rs 1.79 billion in 16 cities have been completed; projects worth Rs 37.01 billion in 32 cities are under progress; further tenders have been issued for projects worth Rs 28.28 billion in 20 cities.