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Smart City SPV to take up projects

At least one of the works under the Visakhapatnam Smart City project is set to be grounded by the first anniversary of the announcement of the Smart City project by the Prime Minister.

The Special Purpose Vehicle for the execution of the project has already been constituted as Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation. Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration and Urban Development), District Collector and GVMC Commissioner would be ex-officio members.

Project Management Consultant

Their first meeting is scheduled for April 6 in the city. The project would be started with Rs. 376 crore that would be credited into the account of the SPV.

For the implementation of the Smart City project, a Project Management Consultant would be appointed. The PMC would study the proposed projects, prepare feasibility reports, prepare the detailed project report and also oversee the implementation. The GVMC would depute its staff to the PMC for the implementation in specific regions selected for the Smart City project, Commissioner Pravin Kumar said.

A request for proposal (RFO) for the appointment of the PMC is under process and once a PMC was appointed the work on the project would be taken off, he explained.

Some of the project that have been taken up under different heads like the AP Disaster Recovery Programme (APDRP) funded by the World Bank would be brought under the Smart City project in those areas, he added.

For the implementation of the Smart City project, a Project Management Consultant will be appointed

 Source By: http://www.thehindu.com/