Five firms show interest in Jaipur ‘smart city’ project
JAIPUR: Five companies, including a Spanish one, have shown interest in executing and implementing the smart city project.
Similarly, for Udaipur, three of these five companies have expressed interest in the project.
Gearing up for Union government’s smart city project, the Jaipur Smart Mission Limited (JSML) and Udaipur Smart City Ltd (USCL) invited tenders to appoint project management consultancy (PMC) from across the globe.
The consultants will help the civic body plan, design, develop and monitor smart city projects in Jaipur and Udaipur. Local Self Government (LSG), principal secretary, Manjit Singh, said, “For the execution of smart city projects in Jaipur and Udaipur, we have received a request from the companies. After examining the technical bid, the department will open the financial bid. The appointments will be done this week.”
An official said, Epista, a Spanish company and Lee (South Asia) have proposed to execute the project for developing smart city in Jaipur. Tata Consultants, Webcos and Sai Consultants have proposed to execute smart city projects both in Udaipur and Jaipur.
“The consultancy will be appointed for four years. They will have to deposit Rs 34 lakh as security money,” added the official.
These consultants would help JSML and USCL in making DPRs, monitoring the pace of the project and offering solutions when required. Also, they will assist in finding a suitable company once the financial bids are invited.
It is expected that the consultancy will also have experts from various sectors including physical planning and urban design, municipal finance, water supply, sewerage, renewable energy, legal and health.
The official said that the work on smart city project would begin from June 15.
The JSML has bifurcated the short-term and long-term projects, which would be initiated under the smart city mission.
The state government had proposed to spend Rs 2,403 crore for Jaipur. Under area-based development, Rs 1,521 crore was proposed to be spent, while Rs 819 crore was proposed for pan-city development.
The first instalment for the project has been released by the Centre, which is Rs 186 crore for Jaipur and Rs 159.20 crore for Udaipur, said the official.