14 Jun 2017

Royal HaskoningDHV set to work on first of India’s smart cities in Kota, Rajasthan.

India is leading the world in the creation of smart cities and Kota Smart City has been selected as one of the four smart cities in Rajasthan State. Royal HaskoningDHV has been commissioned to provide project management consultancy services and to bring in smart solutions which will ultimately improve the quality of life for the citizens of Kota City.

Street in Kota City | Royal HaskoningDHV

The Indian government is committed to the creation of 100 smart cities across the nation. Smart cities will drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of city residents by enabling local development and harnessing technology. The smart city concept encompasses a wide range of approaches and solutions aimed at meeting the needs of India’s rapidly growing urban population. Fundamental to smart city proposals is the need to ensure that the water supply and sanitation requirements of the city are met. To achieve this, Kota City, with its current population of 1.1 million, has major plans for the improvement of existing infrastructure and introduction of smart technologies through Area Based Development (ABD) and Pan City Solutions.

Infrastructure solutions

Kota Smart City Ltd has commissioned Royal HaskoningDHV in joint venture with STUP Consultants Pvt Ltd to provide project management consultancy services for Kota including design, construction supervision and project management for infrastructure solutions such as lake development, 24/7 water supply, rainwater harvesting, sanitation improvements, integrated urban road development, electric lighting, energy security and the improvement of gardens, parks and open spaces.

Leading the way

Dr. Vikram Jindal IAS, Commissioner, Nagar Nigam, Kota and Additional CEO of the Kota Smart City Ltd said: “We are delighted that Kota City is leading the way in the smart cities mission in India. We look forward to the Project Management Consultant - Royal HaskoningDHV and STUP Joint Venture to work closely with the Kota Smart City Ltd in achieving the objectives and goals to make Kota Smart City one of the best in Rajasthan and in the country.”
 
The team will also provide various smart solutions as part of a scope of work encompassing the installation of smart metering, SCADA systems, solid waste management, command control centres, area wide internet, student facilitation centres, e-classrooms, and WIFI within Kota City.

Improve city’s resilience

Mr JVL Narayana, Managing Director of Royal HaskoningDHV’s Water business in India said: “The team is delighted to have been selected for this prestigious project. We are looking forward to providing innovative solutions which will improve the city’s resilience and ensure that Kota City is ready for any challenges that lie ahead.”