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Bhopal Smart City - Makeover Mission

| Updated on January 27, 2018 Published on March 09, 2016

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PAN-CITY PROPOSALS

Estimated cost ₹875.7 cr

There are three prongs to Bhopal’s pan-city proposals: maximise reuse of existing infrastructure; create a backbone for smarter initiatives; modernise service delivery. Specifically, the plans will have two components: advancing ‘smart united governance’ and installing ‘intelligent street lighting’. The first component envisages a city-level GIS platform, apps for various government interface functions, and smart waste management. Under the second component, street lamp-posts become hubs for everything from solar lighting to CCTV surveillance to Wi-Fi hotspots to environment sensors to interactive digital signage for traffic to cellphone signal boosters.

AREA-BASED DEVELOPMENT

Estimated cost ₹2,562.2 cr

About 350 acres in Shivaji Nagar, in the southern part of Bhopal, have been earmarked for ‘redevelopment’. There are plans for a light rail corridor, greater pedestrianistaion and provision of green spaces. Six hubs/clusters have been proposed, such as a digital innovation hub, research hub, health hub, commerce hub, retain hub and entertainment zone with supporting residential clusters. All buildings in Shivaji Nagar will have to meet 15 per cent of energy demand from solar energy, and have rainwater harvesting systems; fiber-optic connectivity will be provided to each household and office.

FUNDING OPTIONS

₹488 crore as Central government grant, and ₹488 crore more as State equity; ₹486 crore from convergence with other schemes; and ₹21.1 crore as commercial loan. In addition, about ₹2,000 crore from sale of land and other resources.

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Published on March 09, 2016
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