37 consulting firms to prepare Smart City plans for 88 cities

By Accommodation Times News Services

Smart Cities IndiaAhead of the two day Smart City Ideas Camp beginning in New Delhi, 88 cities included in the Smart City Mission have identified consulting firms for preparation of city-wise Smart City Action Plans. The remaining 10 cities in North-Eastern states and Union Territories will do so by this week end. Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are still to nominate one city each for smart city development.

CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Limited in association with Pri Move Infrastructure Development Consultants Private Ltd and Probity Soft Private Limited has bagged the contract for 6 cities followed by Jones Lang La Salle Property Consultants India Pvt Ltd in association with Townland Consultants Pvt Ltd and Tata Consulting Engineers, ICRA Management Consulting Private Limited in association with NJS Engineers India Private Limited and All India Institute of Local Self-Government for 5 cities each.

Foreign companies or their Indian associates are associated with the preparation of smart city plans for most of the cities.

Quick selection of consultants through tendering by the Mission cities has been enabled by the Ministry of Urban Development drawing up a panel of consultants for each region.

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