Smart Cities in India: Business Opportunities in Kochi City 2017

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  • Region: India
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Smart City Kochi Limited is a PPP Between the Kerala Government and UAE-Based TECOM Investments


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The Government of India (GoI) launched the 100 Smart City Mission in April 2015; the plan is to implement this through area based approaches. Cities have been selected through a City Challenge Competition. Each city will get Central assistance to the tune of INR 500 Cr for 5 years. The remaining money has to be raised by the Smart city corporations. The Smart city proposals shall be implemented through Special Purpose Vehicle (SPVs) - incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 at the city-level.

The SPV would have the State/UT and ULB as promoters with 50:50 equity shareholding. The private sector could be considered for taking equity stake in the SPV.

Kochi is a major port city on the south-west coast of India. The city is centrally located with efficient global connectivity. The city has strong port infrastructure, modern transhipment terminal at Vallarpadam and its ongoing airport expansion (with a new international terminal), sees the city is emerging as a key regional trade hub.

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1. Smart Cities in India - Business Opportunities in Kochi City - 2017

  • Scope & Limitations

2. Executive Summary

  • Kochi is among the fastest implementers of projects under the Smart Cities Mission in India
  • Smart City Kochi Limited is a PPP between the Kerala Government and UAE-based TECOM Investments

3. Smart Cities in India

  • In 2030, India’s cities will be home to 600 Mn people, presenting immense opportunities and challenges
  • Globally, city governments are focusing on development of Smart city technologies to tackle urban challenges
  • The GoI rolled out the Smart City Mission in 2015 to partly address urbanization needs
  • Ministry of Urban Development has charted a roadmap to boost implementation of 100 Smart City projects
  • The Ministry has devised a financing model to boost implementation of the 100 SMART cities projects
  • Smart Cities Nominated in India

4. Kochi Smart City

  • Kochi successfully executed several marquee infrastructure projects with efficient urban governance
  • Vision & themes of the Kochi Smart City proposal support steps to improve urban governance and city image
  • Kochi Metro Rail Limited and multi-lateral agencies offer technical support for project implementation
  • SMART city corporation is implementing the projects in conjunction with Kochi Metro Rail Limited
  • Mass Rapid Transit projects have been scheduled during the medium to long terms

5. Opportunity Analysis

  • Sector wise opportunities in Kochi Smart City Proposal
  • Area-based development theme receives maximum focus with investments in heritage and transport sectors
  • In terms of investments, transport sector offers sizeable opportunities in Kochi smart city project
  • For evaluating opportunities proposed in the Smart city proposal, businesses have been categorized as under
  • Further, along the value chain Project Implementation segment offers high value opportunities

6. Go-to-Market Recommendations

  • Go-to-market approaches for private players to participate in Smart city projects in India have been identified…
  • …and evaluation of the projects has been carried out to determine the go-to-market approach
  • Ease and Priority of implementation and Project time drive direct procurement contracts
  • Kochi Smart city project is in emerging stage of implementation; presents long term opportunities for traffic & transport companies

7. Appendix

  • Parameters considered for evaluation of opportunities
  • Glossary

8. Annexure: Our Services

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