Now that city of Belagavi is Shortlisted amongst the cities in Karnataka it is now time for Preparation of Proposal for Assisting Belagavi City to Participate in the Smart Cities Challenge.
Each city will have to do this as this is the norm by the Ministry of urban development.
The Directorate of Municipal Administration has floated a tender to which all 11 empaneled firms can apply. The proposals will need to be prepared in 100 days.
The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has rolled out Smart City Mission (SCM). The cities to be shortlisted under Smart City Mission shall require to compete for funding in the City Challenge.
To participate in the SCM challenge cities will require to prepare Proposal for Smart Cities Challenge. This preparation of Proposal will require services of consultants. To facilitate Cities / State Governments to prepare Proposal, MoUD has shortlisted consulting firms to assist States/ Union Territories through its World Bank assisted Capacity Building for Urban Development (CBUD) project in selection of the consulting firms which can help the States/ Cities to prepare Proposal.
The Consulting Firm will prepare and deliver a Proposal to the Urban Local Bodies under the supervision of the State Government which will include:
A City-wide Concept Plan (a non-fully complete CDP), which will be based on the old or revised, City Development Plan (CDP).
The Smart City Proposal (SCP) will consist of Strategic Action Plans for Area Developments based on the three typologies: (a) area improvement (retrofitting) (b) city renewal (redevelopment) and (c) city extension (greenfield) and one City-wide (Pan-city) initiative that applies Smart Solutions to the physical, economic, social and institutional infrastructure.
The proposal will contain retrofitting or redevelopment or greenfield models and atleast one Pan-city initiative. The focus will be on transformative projects with the highest possible impact on (i) economic growth in the city (e.g. number of new jobs created, new firms attracted, increased productivity and business climate in the formal as well as informal sectors, recognition of and incorporating urban vendors), and (ii) improving the quality of life of all, especially the poor.
The Smart City Proposal will include Financing plan for the complete life cycle of the Proposal. This financial plan will identify internal (taxes, rents, licenses and user charges) and external (grants, assigned revenues, loans and borrowings) sources of mobilizing funds for capital investments and operation and maintenance over the life cycle of project.
The Proposal development will be people-driven, from the beginning, achieved through citizen consultation meetings, including active participation of Residents Welfare Associations, Tax Payers Associations, Senior Citizens, Chamber of Commerce and Industries.