Government has taken Action Plan to complete the Smart cities on time

Government has already finalized the names of the 100 cities which will be designed as the smart cities. And in a move to go the step further, the Government has chosen the consulting firms to prepare Smart City plans.

Still now the Government has finalized 37 consulting firms and this consulting firm will be assigned for preparing action plans for the 88 cities proposed to be developed as Smart Cities. The remaining 10 cities to be the north-east states and the union territories will be decided within a week. Moreover it is said that Urban Development Ministry has already released Rs 2 cr per Mission city for the preparation of city-wise Smart City Plans.CRISIL, KPMG, McKinsey and Mott MacDonald are the leading leading consulting firm among the 33 which has been choosen for the action item. However, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are still to nominate a city each under the smart city development programme.

The consulting firm along with the cities to be developed are as follows, the list was initially published by the econominic times:1. CRISIL will prepare plans for Nagpur, Kalian-Dombivali, Nasik, Thane, Solapur and Amaravati, all in Maharashtra.

2. ICRA will do it for Rajkot, Kochi, Ajmer, Erode and Coimbattore and All-India Institute of Local Self-Government (Mumabi) will prepare plans for Chandigarh, Raipur, Bilaspur, Karnal and Faridabad.

3. Vadodara, Bhubaneswar, Amritsar, Chennai and Tiruchirapalli will be covered by Jones Lang La Salle.

4. Bihar Sharif (Bihar), Oulgaret (Puducherry), Tiruppur and Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu) will take service of Mahindra Consulting Engineers Ltd in association with SUEZ Environment Consulting and Akara Research and Technologies Pvt Ltd.

5. Ahmedabad, Rourkela, Kota and Agartala are assigned with Feedback Infra Pvt Ltd in association with Happold Engineers India Pvt Ltd and CISCO Systems.

6. Gandhinagar, Indore and Jabalpur will take professional help from Mehta and Associates in Joint Venture with Oswal Computers and Consultants.

7. Gwalior, Sagar and Satna will take help from Voyants Solutions Pvt Ltd in association with MINRAJ Consultants.

8. Kanpur, Ghaziabad and Thanjavur are to prepare plans with the help of Dorsh Holding GmbH in association with Dorsh Consult India Pvt Ltd and L R Kadaliya and Associates.

9. Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Durgapur (Bengal) will take help from Alia Consulting SolutionsĀ Pvt Ltd and Genesis Fin.

10. Ujjain and Dahod are to finalise plans with Haskoning DHV Consulting Pvt Ltd in Joint Venture with Haskoning DHV Nederland B.V and Grant Thornton Green Boulevard.11. New Town Kolkata and Bidahannagar are assigned with Deloitte Touche Tohmastsu India Pvt Ltd in association with Urban Management Consultant and Hijli Inspiration.

12. Tirupati and Tumakuru (Karnataka) are taking help from Lea Associates South Asia Ltd in association with Crux Consultants Pvt Ltd and VB Soft Private Ltd.

13. Mangaluru and Udaipur are assigned with IIDC Ltd in association with Urban Mass Transport Company Ltd and Building Design Partnership Ltd.

14. Allahabad and Aligarh are assigned with Aarvee Associates Architects, Engineers and Consultants Ltd in association with Mars Telecom Systems Pvt Ltd.

15. Lucknow and Namchi (Sikkim) are work with Data World Pty Ltd in association with Innovest Advisory Services Pvt Ltd and Caritas Eco Systems Pvt Ltd for finalising plans.

16. Rampur and Moradabad are with Engineers India Ltd in association with JPS Associates Pvt Ltd and Salem and Madurai with Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Limited in association with IDFC Foundation.

17. Vellore and Tirunelveli are assigned with Shah Technical Consultants Pvt Ltd.18. Agra and Bareilly are to work with International City Management Association with Urban Management Centre and Edge Soft India Pvt Ltd.

19. Aizawl and Haldia are assigned with Arki Techno Consultants (India) Pvt Ltd and IRS Systems South Asia Pvt Ltd.

20. Hyderabad and Aurangabad are with Knight Frank (India) Pvt ltd with Fortress Infrastructure services and PSP Financial Consultants Pvt Ltd.

21. Bhagalpur will prepare the plan with Ecorys Nederland BV with Ecorys India Pvt Ltd and Dharmashala with TERI with Tractebel Engineering SA, Belgium and Avalon Inrastructure solutions Pvt Ltd.

22. K Worldwide with SCP Consultants Pvt Ltd will do it for Ranchi and CRP Risk Management with Infrastructure Management and Advisory services Pvt Ltd will do it for Davanagere (Karnataka).

23. Shivamogga is assigned with Srei Infrastructure Pvt Ltd with Navayuga spatial Technologies and RSP Design Consultants.

24. Navi Mumbai has to preapare plan with Tandon Urban Solutions Pvt Ltd with Spatial Decisions and Maha Infortech Pvt Ltd while Bhopal will do it with Price Waterhouse Coopers with Rudrabhishek Enterprise and CPG Consultants Pvt Ltd.

25. Mott MacDonald Pvt Ltd with Ernst and Young LLP will assist Jaipur and Soft Tech Engineers Pvt Ltd with Design Point Consult Pvt Ltd will be for Sahranpur.

26. DDF Consultants Pvt Ltd with MSN Infrastructure and SGI Studio Galli Ingenieria Pvt Ltd is assigned for Dehradun.

27. Visakhapatnam and Ludhiana are to take assistance from AECOM India Pvt Ltd with AECOM Asia Company Ltd and Varanasi and Jhansi from N K Buildcon Pvt Ltd.

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