Special Purpose Vehicle for Bhubaneswar Smart City takes off

By Accommodation Times News Services

Bhubaneshwar Smart City logoOdisha capital Bhubaneswar which came at the top of the first batch of 20 smart cities selected by the Ministry of Urban Development also became the first to get its Special Purpose Vehicle take off holding the first meeting of the Board of Directors last week at which several operational decisions were taken.

At the first Board meeting held on March 29, 2016, Shri R.Balakrishnan, Development Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Odisha was appointed as Chairman of the SPV, Vice-Chairman of Bhubaneswar Development Authority as Managing Director and Shri R.Vineel Krishna as the CEO of ‘Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited’.

Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited, the Special Purpose Vehicle will have Authorised Capital of Rs.500 cr, divided in to 5 crore shares of Rs.100 each. Of this, the Government of Odisha and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation will have a share of Rs.112.50 cr each while Bhubaneswar Development Authority will contribute share capital of Rs.250 cr.

As required under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, the Board of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited declared the date of commencement of business as April 1,2016.

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