REPL, Knight Frank to prepare DPR of Indore Smart City
Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) has appointed consortium of Rudrabhishek Enterprises Private Limited (REPL) and Knight Frank consortium to provide consultancy services for preparation of Area Based Development Master Plan for the Indore Smart city.
Indore, Nov 29: Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) has appointed consortium of Rudrabhishek Enterprises Private Limited (REPL) and Knight Frank consortium to provide consultancy services for preparation of Area Based Development Master Plan for the Indore Smart city.
Indore Smart City proposal was selected by GOI for the first phase of implementation, under the Smart City Mission (SCM). The Indore Area Based Development (ABD) proposal spreads across a contiguous land parcel, comprising of a total area of 742 acres, having a population of 1.2 Lakhs.
For the purpose of implementing the Smart Cities project, Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) (the “Authority”), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Indore Smart City Project has been incorporated. District Collector is Chairman and Municipal Commissioner is Executive Director of the Company.
The consortium will prepare detailed project reports (DPR) for various packages and project management consultancy (PMC) support. REPL will assist the ‘Authority’ in various phases of project implementation, which will include cost estimates, coordination with various appointed consultants, project prioritization and phasing, preparing implementation roadmap, conducting feasibility study and bid process management for selection of implementing agencies and overall project management.
The intelligent regeneration of Indore (Rajwada area) will include conservation of the historic inner city, market areas, riverfront and public spaces with the redevelopment of select land parcels for creating compact, mixed-use and sustainable neighborhoods.
The plan has multiple components to address different aspects of Smart City components. It includes, built heritage conservation, incubation centers & skill development centers, improvement of roads & pathways, pedestrian zones, public open spaces, smart water & sanitation management, solid waste management, underground shifting of utilities, energy efficient street lighting, advance safety and security systems.
The project combines characteristics of retrofitting as well as redevelopment. ISCDL has also received funds from Government of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh for the development of Indore as smart city. The total proposed cost for the smart city proposal is Rs.5,099.60 crores.
Pradeep Misra, CMD of REPL said, “It is matter of pride for us that we are now becoming part of implementation of Indore Smart City. It is a city of great historic and economic significance.”
Earlier this year, RPL prepard the plan for Smart City Bhopal. REPL has provided similar consultancy in other parts of country, such as 2021 redevelopment plan for the walled city of Delhi.
REPL subsidiary based at Singapore has done master town planning in various countries of South East Asia, including Malaysia and China.