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Smart Cities of India

Smart Cities of India

Around 􂀀% of the total Indian population (􂀀million) will be living in urban areas in 2025; cities will account for 􂀀% of the country’s GDP in 2030. Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, and Gujrat will have an above􂀀% urbanization rate.

Although the Central Government has committed to the development of smart cities in India, state/ULB*-level strategies are yet to be formulated. ULBs will seek expertise and private collaboration to step forward with the most viable operating model and smart city pitch.

India will need an estimated investment of $􂀀billion to be pumped into its basic urban infrastructure until 2020, of which more than 􂀀% will have to invested in basic urban roads and mass transit systems. The smart component will comprise only 􂀀% of the total project development cost.

As many as 􂀀+ companies will contribute to the development of smart cities in India, including power solutions, realty and infrastructure, and technology companies. Technology will become core to a successful smart city implementation.

With a planned smart cities, each of India’s states will have at least 1 smart city. 􂀀will be completed by 2019, along India’s most ambitious infrastructure project, the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.

Financing mechanisms include in-house government sources, grants, and PPPs with equities and bonds; more than 􂀀% of the funds will have to be raised through private sources. GOI’s efforts to create tools that include reduced FDI norms and viability gap funding will be instrumental in terms of channelizing funds.

About this report

This study explores the Indian Government's $7.3 billion Smart City mission aimed at applying smart solutions to improve infrastructure and service delivery in Indian cities. It covers various aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT), including how it will be put to work to create smart energy, smart transportation, smart infrastructure and smart buildings, smart security, smart or connected homes, and smart healthcare. The study provides a summary of the key financial mechanisms and operating models that will be used by the relevant stakeholders in the implementation of smart city projects. Also included are insights into key drivers and challenges impacting smart cities.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Smart Cities-Overview and Vision
    • What is Smart?
    • Global Definition of Smart Cities
    • India's Road to Smart Cities
    • Smart Cities' Mission Roadmap
    • Smart Cities Nominated in India
    • Challenges for Smart City Implementation in India
  • Smart Cities-Mechanics and Models
    • Smart Cities' Selection Process
    • Regulatory Bodies for the Smart Cities Mission
    • Overall Urban Infrastructure Needed
    • Economic Impact of Smart Cities
    • Indian Government's Stipulated Smart City Investments
    • Smart City Funds-Major External Investments Announced
    • Cost of Making a City Smart
    • Smart City CAPEX Range
    • Types of Smart City Operating Models
    • Typical Smart Infrastructure Operating Model
    • Funding Model for Smart Cities in India
    • Other Smart City Funding Support Mechanisms
    • India's Smart City Mission versus the World
    • Smart Cities with Smart Technology in India-Factsheet
  • Smart Cities in India-Ongoing Projects
    • Types of Smart City Projects in India
    • Key Smart City Plans of India
    • Lodha Palava: Overview
    • Project Elements: Palava
    • Key Milestones in the Palava Project
    • Naya Raipur: Overview
    • Project Elements: Naya Raipur
    • Key Milestones for Naya Raipur
    • Mahindra World City, Jaipur (MWCJ): Overview
    • Project Elements: Mahindra World City, Jaipur
    • Key Milestones for MWCJ
    • Wave City, Ghaziabad: Overview
    • Project Elements: Wave City
    • Key Milestones Planned for Wave City
    • Smart Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC): Overview
    • Smart BKC: Overview
    • Project Elements: Smart BKC
    • Key Milestones Planned for BKC
    • GIFT City: Overview
    • Project Elements: GIFT City
    • Key Milestones Planned for GIFT City
    • Smart Security: Greater Mumbai
    • Key Milestones Planned for Smart Security, Mumbai
    • Smart City Jaipur: Overview
    • Project Elements: Smart Jaipur
    • Smart City Vizag: Overview
    • Project Elements: Smart City Vizag
    • Smart Kirlampudi, Vizag: Overview
    • Project Elements: Smart Kirlampudi
  • Smart Cities in India-Key Vendors (Technology) and Smart City Roles
    • Smart City Roles
    • Selective List of Products and Services that can be Offered by Smart City Integrators
    • Vendor Profiles-Comparative Analysis of Smart City Solution Providers
    • Revenue Targets and Earnings from Smart Infrastructure Solutions
    • Cisco-Smart + Connected City Solutions
    • Cisco-Project Implementations
    • Tech Mahindra-Smart City Solutions
    • HP-Future Cities Program
    • HP-Project Implementations
    • Siemens-Sustainable City Program
    • Siemens-Project Implementation
    • IBM-Smarter Cities Program
    • IBM-Project Implementation
    • L&T-Smart City Solutions
    • L&T-Project Implementation
    • Wipro-Smart City Program
    • Wipro-Project Implementation
  • Smart City Segments
    • Features of an Indian Smart City
  • Smart Energy
    • Smart Energy-Definition and Segments
    • Smart Energy-Product Wishlist for India and Current Plans
  • Smart Mobility
    • Smart Mobility-Definition and Segments
    • Smart Mobility-Product Wishlist for India and Current Plans
  • Smart Buildings
    • Smart Buildings-Building Management Market Outlook
    • Smart Buildings-Definition and Segments
    • Evolution of Smart Technology in Indian Buildings
    • Smart Buildings-Product Wishlist for India and Current Plans
  • Smart Water and Waste
    • Smart Water and Waste-Definition and Segments
    • Smart Water and Waste-Product Wishlist for India and Current Plans
  • Smart Governance
    • Smart Governance-Definition and Segments
    • Smart Governance-Product Wishlist for India and Current Plans
  • Smart Healthcare
    • Smart Healthcare-Definition and Segments
    • Smart Healthcare-Product Wishlist for India and Current Plans
  • Final Comments
    • Economic Impact of Smart Cities
    • Challenges for Smart City Implementation in India
    • A Global Model to Emulate-Amsterdam Smart City: The Leader of Smart and Sustainable Urban Living
    • Key Recommendations to the Government
  • Appendix
    • List of Definitions
    • List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

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