Here's Why Smart City Work Isn't Progressing In Guwahati

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Here's Why Smart City Work Isn't Progressing In Guwahati

G Plus News | August 27, 2018 13:32 hrs

In a series of tweets, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs stated that the unique geographic and demographic conditions of the north-eastern states have created challenges for the execution of the Smart City projects in Guwahati.

According to the tweets, this has also led to the unavailability of resources, including professionals at a competitive price.

Due to unique geographic & demographic conditions, execution of projects in the North-East States face challenges like availability of resources, including professionals at a competitive price, complexity in management due to multiple stakeholders & land issues. (1/6) pic.twitter.com/TxRY5qTFyt

— MoHUA (@MoHUA_India) August 26, 2018

Reportedly, due to these challenges, the projects had to be tendered multiple times before finalizing the vendor.

Due to these challenges, projects have to be tendered out multiple times before a vendor is selected. Selection of Guwahati as a Smart City was done in the first round of the city Challenge in Jan 2016. SPV was established May 2016 & PMC was appointed in November 2016. (2/6) pic.twitter.com/wdx3YvHKRH

— MoHUA (@MoHUA_India) August 26, 2018

Guwahati has a sanction for 24 projects amounting to Rs 3,012 Cr under the Smart Cities Mission. Funds amounting to Rs 196 Cr have been released by Government of India (GoI), and an amount of Rs 190 crore has been transferred by the State Government.

Guwahati has a sanction for 24 projects amounting to ₹3,012 Cr under the Smart Cities Mission. Funds, amounting to ₹196 Cr have been released by GoI, and an amount of Rs 190 crore has been transferred by the State Government to the SPV. (3/6) pic.twitter.com/CtlI45s2mH

— MoHUA (@MoHUA_India) August 26, 2018

Guwahati Smart City Limited (GSCL) has invited tenders for 5 projects amounting to Rs 513 Cr while 6 projects worth Rs 25 Cr have either been partially or fully completed, stated a tweet. Several projects for water ATMs, Bio-Toilets & beautification are at an advanced stage of implementation under Area Based Development.

GSCL has invited tenders for 5 projects amounting to ₹513 Cr while 6 projects worth ₹25 Cr have either been partially or fully completed.
Several projects for water ATMs, Bio-Toilets & beautification are at an advanced stage of implementation under Area Based Development. (4/6) pic.twitter.com/E4dytrbGqq

— MoHUA (@MoHUA_India) August 26, 2018

Barsola Bheel - Sewerage Treatment Plant project amounting Rs 96 crore, & LED lighting of signboards of Rs 51 crore are at bid evaluation stage. Work Orders for both these projects are likely to be issued by Sept 2018.

Barsola Bheel - Sewerage Treatment Plant project (₹96 crore), & LED lighting of sign boards (₹51 crore) projects, are at Bid evaluation stage. Work Orders for both these projects are likely to be issued by Sept 2018. (5/6) pic.twitter.com/bCz7aS68Jw

— MoHUA (@MoHUA_India) August 26, 2018

Bid for a state-of-the-art Integrated Command & Control Centre and beautification of Barsola Bheel project is open & expected to be finalized within this year.

Bid for a state-of-the-art Integrated Command & Control Center, and beautification of Barsola Bheel project is open & expected to be finalized within this year. (6/6) pic.twitter.com/35LzEkE1AN

— MoHUA (@MoHUA_India) August 26, 2018
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