Patna: Spanish project management consultancy Eptisa Servicious de Ingenieria SL has started work on the Patna smart city project.
A four-member team of the Spain-based firm arrived in the state capital on Monday and they inspected the site of Mandiri drain. For the smart city project, the open drain would be covered and a 1.3km fast-track lane created on it for Rs 65.2 crore.
"Other early bird projects - which the consultancy is supposed to take up first before the other projects - are rooftop solar project, wall paintings, smart road network," said Sanjay Dubey, additional municipal commissioner, Patna Municipal Corporation. "If any project is complete by April 2018 in due time while another innovative project is complete by this timeline, then we would be eligible for awards in the smart city project. An award ceremony is going to be held for this in April 2018 for those who would achieve these targets. We are eyeing these categories."
From carrying out the preliminary day-to-day work of documentation and further uploading it and creating the detailed project report and design, everything has to be done by the Spanish firm. The project management consultant also has to float tender and look after implementation.
It also has to provide progress reports to the PMC.
Projects worth Rs 2,276.16 crore are planned under the project. The Centre and the state would contribute Rs 500 crore each. The rest would come through public-private partnerships, central and state projects and corporate social responsibility budgets.
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