In the past couple of years, smart cities have been a key focus area of the Indian government. Till date, 90 cities have been selected by the Ministry of Urban Development under the Smart Cities Mission launched in July 2015. Together, these 90 cities are expected to entail investments worth over Rs 1.2 trillion. The latest edition will provide a comprehensive analysis of the smart cities sector. In particular, it will provide a detailed update on the actual progress made so far for the 20 cities identified under the first bidding rounds. Further, the subsequent rounds announced so far are expected to offer significant opportunities to various stakeholders in the smart cities sector.
The report will thus attempt to highlight this opportunity by carrying out an in-depth analysis of the project pipeline. This year’s edition will also have a separate section focussing on case studies of select Indian and global cities. Also, the government is exploring new and innovative financial models to fund smart cities projects. Attention is also being paid to improving creditability of urban local bodies with the objective to attract private funding. The report aims to highlight these aspects under the financing and PPP potential chapters.
The data sources in these reports are both primary and secondary. The primary data is obtained from sources such as related ministries, industry experts, private companies, Conferences organized for the related sector etc. The secondary sources include annual reports of companies, industry associations, paid databases, web sites, etc. Analysts and researchers combine the information from these primary and secondary sources with their industry expertise to synthesize the data presented in the report. Surveys and interviews are also conducted for the research. For the surveys, interviews with key players and relevant people in the sector are mostly used. They are mostly via telephonic as well as personal interviews.
The report is divided into five sections with twenty-three distinct chapters:
Section I: Overview and Progress under Smart Cities Mission
- Round I First 20 Cities
- Fast Track Competition 13 Cities
- Round II 27 Cities
- Round III 30 Cities
- Round IV 9 Cities
- International Collaborations
- Risk, Challenges and Impact Assessment
Section II: Investments, Outlook and Opportunities
- Financing Needs and Challenges
- PPP Potential and Outlook
- Analysis of Project Pipeline (by 2025-26)
- Outlook and Market Opportunities (by 2025-26)
Section III: Segment Analysis & Opportunities (till 2025-26)
- Smart Mobility
- Smart Water and Waste Management
- Smart Energy
- Smart Safety and Security
- Smart Governance and Communication
- Affordable Housing
- Other Focus Areas
Section IV: Global and Indian Case Studies*
- Case Studies of Select Smart Cities in India
- Case Studies of Existing Global Smart Cities
*Each case study will provide information on key focus areas, new innovations and technologies, business and financial models, best practices & key learning’s, issues and challenges.
Section V: Database of Key Projects**
A comprehensive excel-based database of projects across water supply, sewerage, waste, energy, mobility, roads, flyovers, safety and security, e-governance, healthcare, capacity building and city gas distribution segments.
Each project will provide information on:
- Project Cost
- Current Status
- Type of Project
- Completion Date (wherever available)