KEY SMART MOBILITY PROJECTS IN 20 SMART CITIES IN INDIA

Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India with a mission to develop 100 cities (the target has been revised to 109 cities) all over the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable.

Ministry of Urban Development has shortlisted these cities as part of smart cities challenge. India plans to have 100 smart cities by 2022. Out of which 60 have been chosen -- 20 in January 2016, 13 in May 2016 and 27 in September 2016. The remaining will be picked by 2018. 

20 Smart Cities – Phase I

First 20 smart cities start receiving funding from Government of India. As part of the mission, GOI will provide central assistance of ₹2 billion (US$30 million) each during this financial year (2016-17), followed by ₹1 billion (US$15 million) per year during the next three years. The remaining investment has to come from the states, urban bodies and the consortium that they form with corporate entities.

GOI has encouraged municipal bodies to raise funding through municipal bonds. Traditionally, these agencies were dependent on funding from state or central government for major projects.

Many smart cities like Pune and Ahmedabad has received their credit ratings. Some cities are in the process to get the same. The cities will require an investment of ₹43 billion (US$ 700 million) in Smart mobility solutions only, excluding investment in civil infrastructure. These projects aim to create soft infrastructure to make cities smart. The cities will require to raise funding through external sources, as well as, will need to invite private participation to execute these projects.

Key Mobility Projects – 20 Smart Cities

The following are the key mobility projects proposed by 20 smart cities in India:

City, State

Key Project

Proposed investment

(Million)

Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Public Bicycle Sharing Scheme

  95.0  

E-Rickshaw Project

  105.0  

Systems for pre-payments and card issuance, recharge and on-board ticketing systems

  36.8  

Back office and Customer Management Systems

  220.8  

Fleet tracking for BPTSL buses, privately owned city buses and paratransit

  182.6  

Depot and Asset Maintenance Management (limited to BPTSL bus fleet)

  73.6  

Crew and Bus scheduling for BPTSL - say 2 operators

  36.8  

PIS on-board and at bus shelters; Mobile App for Journey Planning to enhance Bus Transit Usage

  431.5  

Pune, Maharashtra

100 Electric buses

  1,250.0  

Bus Rapid Transit Corridor

  2,100.0  

Express airport services

  30.0  

E-rickshaw

  10.0  

Jaipur, Rajasthan        

Public Bicycle sharing system

  30.0

Intelligent Traffic Management System - Synchronized Traffic Signals

  12.0  

Common ticketing system on public entity owned transit systems & monuments

  165.0  

Extension of common ticketing system to private operators’ private mini buses and IPT

  250.0  

Deployment of scheduling, depot management, maintenance systems for JCTSL

  680.0  

Deployment of fleet management systems for transit system (JCTSL, JMRC)

  250.0  

Extension of Fleet Management Systems private operators (Private Mini Buses, IPTs)

  125.0  

Deployment of Public Transit Central operations centre systems

  330.0  

Implementation of public transit information portal for transit systems (JCTSL, JMRC)

  257.0  

Extending public transit information system to private operators, (Private Mini Buses, IPTs)

  25.0  

Development of Journey planning apps & websites

  5.0

Personal Rapid Transit System (PRTS)

  1,5000  

Surat, Gujarat 

Surat IT-MAC (Intelligent Transit Management System Automated Traffic Control System)

  1,830.0  

Automatic Fare collection system Automated Sliding Door at High Mobility Corridor & BRTS

  1,660.0  

S-Connect Card Management System (Co-Branded Contactless Smart Card)

  440.0  

Kochi, Kerala  

Water transport infrastructure (around 12 100 passengers boats)

  420.0  

Electric Feeders, Bicycle Sharing, Elevated Walkways and Travellators

  114.8  

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Integrated Transit Management Platform (GPS & AVLS, PIS, etc)

  900.0  

Common Card Payment System (Smart Cards, readers, software, etc)

  1,040.0  

Surveillance Equipment & Integration, Intelligent Traffic Management

  1,070.0  

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh          

Signalisation

  575.0  

IPT services- battery operated E-Rickshaws

  37.5  

Intelligent Traffic Management System

  20.0  

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Transportation (Public Bike Sharing & Bike charging stations)

  507..5  

E-rickshaws

  23.0  

Smart signalling & traffic surveillance + Command /Data Centre

  120.0  

Solapur, Maharashtra 

Junction improvement with CCTV and ITS systems for 16 junctions

  100  

Davangere, Karnataka           

Intelligent Urban Mobility System & Secure Environment

  4,593.5  

Indore, Madhya Pradesh           

IPT services - battery operated E-Rickshaws in Pedestrian Area

  60.0  

NDMC, New Delhi

Electric Vehicles (EV's) based last mile connectivity

  250.0  

EV charging facility at parking bay

  10.0  

Smart Bus Stops

  10.0  

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu           

Cycle sharing system

  500.0  

Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh          

Public Bicycling Sharing System

  44.3  

E-rickshaws

  10.0  

Smart Bus Shelters with Smart E-Toilets

  40.0  

Belgaum, Karnataka  

Major investment in flyover and bypass only

--

Udaipur, Rajasthan     

City Bus With Smart bus shelters

  620.0  

GPS Enablement Of IPT

  810.0  

Smart signal, TIIMC, Surveillance system, App

  60.0  

Guwahati, Assam       

Development of ICT application

  1,500.0  

Development of Hydraulic Information System

Installation of GPS, WIfi network, Computer and other electrical equipment

Chennai, Tamil Nadu 

Cycle Sharing system with ICT Application

  150.0  

Installation of solar charging stations for e-Rickshaws

  62.0  

Smart signalling

  51.2  

Intelligent Traffic Management System

  1,000.0  

Ludhiana, Punjab

Elevated BRT along Ferozepur Road       

  1,900.0  

Public Bike Sharing

  14.5  

E Rickshaw

  575.0  

GPS

  150.0  

Charging Stations

  2.3  

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh           

Robust IT connectivity and digitalization, Intelligent traffic management, Smart parking, Safety of citizens, Additional Smart Applications

  1,500.0  

Total Proposed Investment

43,964.2

 

International Support

The cities have hired consultants to prepare project proposals. However, the cities need lots of international support for capacity building, as well as, funding. The following is the list of countries that have pledged their support to make Indian cities smart:

Cities

State

International Partner

--

Haryana

Russia

Amaravati

Andhra Pradesh

Singapore

Bhubaneswar

Orissa

Germany

Kochi

Kerala

Germany

Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

Germany

Chandigarh

India

France

Puducherry

India

France

Nagpur

Maharashtra

France

Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh

USA

Ajmer

Rajasthan

USA

Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh

USA

--

Karnataka

Sweden

--

Telangana

Sweden

--

Maharashtra

Sweden

Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh

Japan