The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) Trust, headed by the finance secretary, has given its approval to start the tendering process for three engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts worth Rs 2,486 crore for Dholera city in Gujarat, reports CNBC-TV18.
The approved tenders relate to works for roads, administrative infrastructure and a water treatment plant for port city Dholera, the first in the list of 100 cities planned to be developed by the BJP-led central government.
The activation area for Dholera is 22.5 square kilometers while its overall size stands at 900 plus sq kms.
An information communication technology (ICT) consultant for Dholera will also be appointed in the next couple of months.
Smart cities are billed as those that use digital technologies to enhance performance and wellbeing, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens.
The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), a government-led infrastructure initiative that will serve as a manufacturing and trading hub, plans to develop five cities along it line. Tenders for another smart city, Shendra in Maharashtra, will also be issued by DMIC shortly.
Besides this, request for quotations (RFQs) cum request for proposals (RFPs) for projects worth Rs 910 crore will soon be issued for Greater Noida and Vikram Udyogpuri and a master plan for Gurgaon Global City is expected to completed by April.