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Port Blair Smart City Team In Bhubaneswar under the `SPV to SPV Coaching Partnership’’

Bhubaneswar:29/3/18: A delegation from the special purpose vehicle (SPV) of Port Blair Smart City arrived here today under the `SPV to SPV Coaching Partnership’’ proposed by the Ministry of Urban Development.

The team will stay in the Temple City for two days to receive hands-on knowledge on the technical aspects of the SPV functioning and to fast-track their implementation plans as the island city has also got some impactful projects identified by its Smart City Proposal.

The Port Blair Smart City’s Technical Sub-Committee of its SPV, Port Blair Smart Projects Ltd (PBSPL), comprises architect Jaya Kumar from Port Blair Municipal Council (PBMC) and nodal officer of the delegation, A. Subramanian Superintending Engineer from Public Works Department Andaman and Nicobar Islands and AK Pal, executive engineer, from PBMC.

Nodal officer Jaya Kumar said “the visit by the Port Blair Technical Sub-Committee of the SPV is to interact with Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) to understand the technical procedure in selecting the programme management consultants (PGMCs) to design and implement Smart City projects in Port Blair city.’’

It can be mentioned here that the Smart City Proposal of PBSPL is of Rs 770 crore though the city’s population is little more than 1.4 lakh.


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