Looks like the fate of Belagavi becoming a Smart city is in doldrums. Even after year no progress has been made, not even one project has been started under the said scheme and now the Managing director of Belagavi smart city Ltd, the Special purpose vehicle for the implementation of the project has been transferred as commissioner of City Corporation Shivamogga.
This is a very big blow for the Smart city project in Belagavi and its implementation, as again we will have to wait for an appointment of the MD, then his name will be included as director of the Company, resolution mentioning the same will forwarded to Ministry of company affairs, then he can commence his work.
Lahmeyer International India Private Limited which is the project management consultant is also not delivering as not even one DPR has been prepared. Many say the PMC has not delivered what it had to and hence the delay.
In January 2016 Belagavi was selected amongst the top 20 cities to be a smart city, which then was treated as honor, but now this Smart city project is in complete doldrums and only divine intervention can make this work.