Execution of projects in Indore under the centrally sponsored Smart City scheme is expected to pick up pace from January as authorities will award several tenders by the end of this month.
“Consultants hired for the smart city project have submitted detailed project reports. Tenders will be awarded by December end. Most probably, we will start executing the projects from January,” Indore Smart City Development Limited’s (ISCDL) CEO Rohan Saxena said.
Some of the projects such as setting up smart poles, laying underground cables, creating underground ducts have already been started in some areas, he said.
Last month, ISCDL appointed Knight Frank India Pvt Ltd as project development and management consultant for area-based development project while global service provider KPMG was asked to prepare a master plan for services like intelligent traffic and garbage management system.
Saxena said under proof-of-concept system, bids for installing 800 smart poles will be opened this week. Detailed project reports for multi-level parking have been submitted to ISCDL by consultants.
A detailed study is being carried out for setting up a central control and command centre near Rajwada.
The centre will have integrated systems to monitor traffic and garbage in the city. All traffic signals and GPS enabled public transport vehicles and garbage collecting vehicles will be monitored in real time from the centre, he said.