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Dr Ramnath Sonawane, /
CEO,, Nagpur Smart City

DPR under preparation for 13 projects

February 2019
The Nagpur Smart City proposal sought to develop Nagpur as a truly inclusive city by removing the dichotomous growth, and enhancing its profile by improving the quality of life in the vulnerable areas and bringing them at par with the rest, says Dr Ramnath Sonawane, CEO, Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation. He shares:

Current progress of works in the city: Total 20 projects are identified in the Smart City Proposal, of which, two projects have been completed. Work order has been issued for four projects and one project has been tendered out. DPR is under preparation for the remaining 13 projects. We have issued work order for design and construction of roads, bridges, culverts, sidewalks and MEP works on the TenderSURE concept for ABD under Nagpur Smart City Project (Project TenderSURE). Preliminary works such as surveys and road marking have been commenced by the contractor. We have also issued tenders for the project Home Sweet Home, which includes construction of 1,024 dwelling units for the resettlement and rehabilitation of project affected people under the town planning scheme. DPR for multi-level car parking is under preparation. And, under pan-city, installation of GPRS in buses has been completed and smart bus-shelter is under progress. Also, 136,000 LED lights will be installed in 10 zones of the city, of which, 48,571 LED lights have already been installed.

DPR under preparation:

  • Move People Initiative (E-Buses).
  • Share a Bike.
  • E-Rickshaws.
  • Automated MLCP at Pardi.
  • Shikhshit and Niramay Pardi Bharatwada and Punapur (school and hospital in ABD area).
  • Kaushal PBP area (Skill Development Centre).
  • Public market places.
  • Public gardens and landscaping.
  • Zero garbage society.
  • Rainwater harvesting.
  • Project Suraksha App.
  • Project ‘Attractive Public Realm’ and public art installation.
  • Nirmal Nag River Project (Nag River Pollution Abatement Project).
  • Total budgeted amount towards the city’s civil infrastructure works: As of now, the total estimated cost towards civil infrastructure works is around Rs 9.70 billion. The amount spent till date is around Rs 1.80 billion

    - RAHUL KAMAT