Smart City

Smart City

City Visakhapatnam
District Visakhapatnam
State Andhra Pradesh
Country India
Population Approximately 22 lakhs
State Government Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ruling in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
Central Government Bharateeya Janata Party (BJP) is ruling at the Center.
Area 682 sq.km.
Civic Body Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) consisting of 72 municipal wards.
Electricity Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Co.Ltd. (APEPDCL)
Literacy Rate 82%
Currency Indian Rupee
Time Zone Indian Standard Time (UTC + 5:30)
STD Code / ISD Code 0891 / 0091 or +91
Religion 90% of the population are Hindus, remaining Muslims, Christians, Jains, Sikhs.
Language Telugu is the official language. Hindi is also popular language, English is also spoken widely among the people.
Climate Summer - temperature vary from 30 to 40 degress C - Winter 18 to 28 degress C

Smart City Projects

Solar Power Project of 2000 kWp

05.05.2017 : The Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL) wishes to develop a solar power project of 2000 kWp as floating solar PV system over Mudasarlova reservoir in Visakhapatnam. Interested firms may communicate to the following address as per the NIT published. Last date of bid submission is 25th May’ 2017.

Managing Director Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited C/o Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Room No. 306, Tenneti Bhavan, Asilmetta Junction, VISAKHAPATNAM 530003, Andhra Pradesh. India. E-mail: visakhapatnamsmartcity@gmail.com Cc: Prabhu.Sheelavantha@aecom.com Tel No./Fax 0891-2746300 Mobile No. 09901472092, 07729995934 (source: GVMC Website).


Roof Top Solar Photo Voltaic Power Projects on Government Buildings (22 Locations)

05.05.2017 : GVSCCL invites Request for Proposal (RFP) for selection of “Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Different Capacity Roof Top Solar Photo Voltaic Power Projects on Government Buildings (22 Locations) under Net Metering Policy in Visakhapatnam City under implementation of Smart City Mission”. The detailed RFP including EMD,TOR, Eligibility criteria etc., can be downloaded from website of apeprocurement.gov.in and is available at gvmc.gov.in from 5th May 2017 onwards. The last date for online submission of bids is 25th May 2017 up to 5.00 PM.

For more details contact: Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited, E-mail: Prabhu.Sheelavantha@aecom.com Cc: visakhapatnamsmartcity@gmail.com, Tel No./Fax 0891-2746300, Mobile No. 9906277734 (source: GVMC Website).


Solarization of Existing LED Street Lights

05.05.2017 : GVSCCL invites Request for Proposal (RFP) for selection of “Procurement of Implementing Agency for Solarization of Existing 20W and 40W LED Street Lights Under Implementation of Smart City Mission, Visakhapatnam. The detailed RFP including EMD,TOR, Eligibility criteria etc., can be downloaded from website of apeprocurement.gov.in and is available at gvmc.gov.in from 5th May 2017 onwards. The last date for online submission of bids is 25th May 2017 up to 5.00 PM.

For more details contact: Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited, E-mail: Prabhu.Sheelavantha@aecom.com Cc: visakhapatnamsmartcity@gmail.com, Tel No./Fax 0891-2746300, Mobile No. 9906277734 (source: GVMC Website).


Public Bicycle Sharing System

27.03.2017 : GVSCCL desires to invite Expression of Interest (EoI) from interested parties for the Procurement of a Private Partner under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode,for Design, Setting – up & Operation of a Public Bicycle Sharing System under implementation of the Smart City Mission for Visakhapatnam. The detailed EoI can be downloaded from website of apeprocurement.gov.in and is available at gvmc.gov.in from 24th March 2017 onwards. The last date for online submission of bids is 28th April 2017 up to 5.00 PM.

For more details contact: Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited, E-mail: visakhapatnamsmartcity@gmail.com, cc: commissioner_gvmc@yahoo.co.in, Vishal.Kundra@aecom.com, Tel No./Fax 0891-2746300, Mobile No. 09717716600, 07729995934 (source: GVMC Website).


Smart Bus Stops and Smart Public Toilets

27.03.2017 : GVSCCL desires to invite Expression of Interest (EoI) from interested parties for the Procurement of a Private Partner under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, for Designing, Setting – up, Operating & Maintaining of Smart Bus Stops and Smart Public Toilets, under implementation of the Smart City Mission for Visakhapatnam. The detailed EoI can be downloaded from website of apeprocurement.gov.in and is available at gvmc.gov.in from 24th March 2017 onwards. The last date for online submission of proposals is 28th April 2017 up to 5.00 PM.

For more details contact: Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited, E-mail: visakhapatnamsmartcity@gmail.com, cc: commissioner_gvmc@yahoo.co.in, Vishal.Kundra@aecom.com, Tel No./Fax 0891-2746300, Mobile No. 09717716600, 07729995934 (source: GVMC Website).


Smart Streets - Pilot Project of 2 Streets - (1. Kurupam Circle to Lepakshi Junction and 2. Siripuram Junction to The Park Hotel Junction)


19.04.2017 : Corrigendum - Last date for online submission of Bids 08-May-2017 5.00PM - Pre-bid Meeting 20-Apr-2017 3.00 PM - Posting of replies to quarries 22-Apr-2017 5:00 PM - Last date for online submission of Bids 08-May-2017 5.00PM - Last date for hard copy submission 09-May-2017 5.00PM - Date of opening Technical Bids 08-May-2017 5.30 PM - Date of Opening of Commercial bid 12-May-2017 3.00 PM (source: GVMC Website).

06.03.2017 : GREATER VISAKHAPATNAM SMART CITY CORPORATION LIMITED (GVSCCL), VISAKHAPATNAM. REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) - GVSCCL desires to invite Request for Proposal (RFP) for Procurement of Implementing Agency for Development & Implementation of existing roads as Smart Streets (Kurupam circle to Lepakshi junction & Siripuram junction to The Park Hotel) under implementation Smart City Mission, Visakhapatnam. The detailed RFP including EMD,TOR, Eligibility criteria etc., can be downloaded from website of www.apeprocurement.gov.in and available at www.gvmc.gov.in from 22nd Feb’2017 onwards. The last date for online submission of bids is 20th Apr’ 2017 up to 5.00 Pm (source: GVMC Website).

Vizag Smart City - Smart Streets. Greater VISAKHAPATNAM Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL) - Smart Streets - Draft Concept ideas - prepared by AECOM. Vizag’s Smart Street - Pilot Project of 2 Streets. Waltair Main Rd = 4.9 km (Kurupam Circle to Lepakshi Jn)& Chinna Waltair Rd = 2.1 km (Siripuram Circle to Park Hotel Jn) (source: GVMC Website).


Modernizing GVMC Schools as Smart Campus – “Smart Classrooms”

26.04.2017 : Bid Closing Date extended till 11/05/2017. (source: GVMC Website).

07.04.2017 : GVSCCL desires to invite Request for Proposal (RFP) for selection of “Procurement of Implementing Agency for Modernizing Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) Schools (6 schools) as smart campus – “Smart Classrooms” in Visakhapatnam under Smart City Mission. The detailed RFP including EMD,TOR, Eligibility criteria etc., can be downloaded from website of www.apeprocurement.gov.in and available at www.gvmc.gov.in from 04th Apr’ 2017 onwards. The last date for online submission of bids is 27th April 2017 up to 5.00 Pm. (source: GVMC Website).

  • Lot-1: Modernizing KDPM High School in ward number 17 of Greater Visakhapatnam
  • Lot-2: Modernizing MVD Primary and High School in ward Number 20 of Greater Visakhapatnam
  • Lot 3: Modernizing GVMC Primary School Jalaripeta; ward number 17 of Greater Visakhapatnam
  • Lot 4: Modernizing GVMC Primary School in ward number 18 of Greater Visakhapatnam, Waltair I
  • Lot 5: Modernizing Primary School in ward Number 18 of Greater Visakhapatnam, Waltair II
  • Lot 6: Modernizing GVMC Primary School in ward number 20 of Greater Visakhapatnam
  • For more details contact: Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Ltd. E-mail: Vishal.Kundra@aecom.com Cc: visakhapatnamsmartcity@gmail.com, commissioner_gvmc@yahoo.co.in, Tel No./Fax 0891-2746300, Mobile No. 09717716600, 07729995934. (source: GVMC Website).


    Systems Integration for Smart City Solutions


    09.01.2017 : RFP for System Integration for Smart City Solutions. Pre-Bid queries - Date extended till 23.02.2017. (source: GVMC Website).

    08.12.2016 : Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL) issued Request For Proposal for Selection of System Integrator to Implement Smart City Solutions for Visakhapatnam. The smart city proposal of Vizag includes several Pan City and Area Based Development initiatives with a focus on both infrastructure and ICT advancements across the city and at strategic locations. The strategic focus of the city has been identified to improve mobility, improve situational awareness, enhance public safety and security, and introduce data driven decision making. Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Project envisages deployment of following components to achieve the objectives: (source: GVMC Website).

    Deployment of various sensors (cameras, traffic violation, environment and weather sensors) throughout the city to improve situational awareness.

    Development of a robust ERP system to optimize internal operations and enhance citizen delivery.

    Development of an integration platform which will facilitate exchange and aggregation of data irrespective of underlying technology platform of application.

    Development of command and communication center for improved visualization of ambient situation in the city and facilitation of data driven decision making. The intent of this RFP is to invite bids from the Bidders for implementation of an integrated solution for the Authority.

    Availability of RFP documents - www.apeprocurement.gov.in / www.gvmc.gov.in (source: GVMC Website).


    Smart City News

    Visakhapatnam is India's 3rd Cleanest City as per Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017. Vizag races ahead in Swachh rankings. Open defecation-free status helped it emerge as third cleanest city in country. The most significant contributing factor for Visakhapatnam achieving the status of the country's third cleanest city, moving two places upwards than last year's fifth, in the Swachh Survekshan-2017 is its achieving open defecation-free city status and getting a certification. Scoring 1797, it is just 11 and three points behind Indore and Bhopal that stood first and second respectively.


    USTDA supports 2nd phase of Vizag smart city project - The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) said it has launched the second phase of its support to Visakhapatnam's efforts to build safe, efficient and integrated urban infrastructure. The next phase of the project will deliver an integrated smart city master plan that will not only recommend planning frameworks for the entire city, but also develop specific recommendations to grow four key urban centres, USTDA said in a statement. It will include integrated analyses and recommendations across eight priority smart city components, it said. "This includes critical infrastructure such as transportation, water supply, sanitation and energy, as well as citizen-focused areas like social infrastructure and resilience planning," it added. Since the project launched, a team of US companies - led by AECOM, including KPMG and IBM - have been working closely with leaders from Andhra Pradesh and Vizag. Together, they have begun to identify the planning and investments required to sustainably grow and modernize the city, working toward the goal of making Vizag a clean commerce capital.

    Smart City projects launched. Marking one year of announcement of Smart Cities Mission by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, GVMC launched a few projects on June 25, 2016.

    Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed for Vizag Smart City for implementing the Smart City Mission, in the name of GREATER VISAKHAPATNAM SMART CITY CORPORATION LIMITED (GVSCCL), a Limited Company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 - Date of Incorporation 11.03.2016.

    Development of an area of 1700 acres in 5 years with a Budget of around ₹ 2000 crore. funds will come in from the Centre (Rs. 500 crore); the State government (Rs.500 crore); convergence of schemes (Rs. 800 crore); and from the private sector under PPP projects (Rs. 200 crore).

    First Phase - Coastal Battery to Kurupam Circle and from Kurupam Circle to Jagadamba Jn ( Waltair Main Road) and from Jagadamba Jn ( KGH Road) to Coastal Battery.

    First Phase - Development of an area of 1,700 acres along the Beach Road from Coastal Battery to Kurupam Jn and from Kurupam Jn to Jagadamba Jn (Pedawaltair Main Road, University Main Road, Waltair Main Road) and from Jagadamba Jn (KGH Road, Collector Office Jn) to Coastal Battery.

    Funding Options - For the first phase budget of around Rs. 2,000 crore, funds will come in from the Centre (Rs. 500 crore); the State government (Rs.500 crore); convergence of schemes (Rs. 800 crore); and from the private sector under PPP projects (Rs. 200 crore).

    12.03.2016 : After getting the Smart City tag, the works for the Smart City master plan for Visakhapatnam are all set to begin. ,Authorities from district administration, GVMC, VUDA and city police had a meeting with AECOM, IBM and KPMG, the consultants, on Friday, the 11th March,2016. The first phase of the master plan preparation would take almost five months.

    The master plan will be prepared in three phases in 15 months. GVMC commissioner Pravin Kumar explained the Smart City goals to the consultants. He said that water supply, drainage system, transportation, energy and a few other sectors will be considered in the first phase of the master plan and the other sectors will be covered in the subsequent phases. Pravin also asked the officials to elicit public opinion at every stage of the master plan.

    12.03.2016 : US wants to develop Vizag into another San Francisco. If everything goes according to the plans of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the AP government, Visakhapatnam will emerge as another San Francisco on the globe. A team from Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) led by commissioner Pravin Kumar visited the US as part of the smart city project and observed that San Francisco has several geographical similarities with Vizag.

    The state government has invited the representatives from AECOM, KPMG and IBM to kick off the planning for the smart city with a workshop at Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) office on March 11. USTDA India manager Heather K Lanigan is likely to supervise the workshop. The GVMC is inviting other stakeholders including Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (Vuda), Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT), city police commissionerate and Road Transport Authority to participate in the workshop and provide feedback for a detailed project report (DPR).

    22.02.2016 : PAN-CITY Initiatives - Estimated Cost: Rs. 150 Cr. Area-Based Development - Estimated cost: Rs. 1,650 cr - Around 790 acres, including areas around RK Beach up to Waltair Main Road, have been identified for beautification for the benefit of residents and tourists alike. Other area-based smart solutions build upon the ongoing initiatives within the city such as speed limit cap, vehicle-free zones, introduction of a bicycle highway along the beach road, Speed limit cap, vehicle-free zones, introduction of a bicycle highway along the beach road, 24x7 pollution monitoring for corrective action, transitioning from diesel autos to E-rickshaws over time, public bike sharing, smart signalling and traffic surveillance; solar-powered public toilets, and affordable housing units.

    18.02.2016 : Smart City Work Take Off in Vizag Smart City. The State Govt.of Andhra Pradesh on wednesday constituted the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). The Vizag Smart City SPV will be known as Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited. The SPV will plan, appraise, approve, release funds and evaluate the Smart City Development Projects. The SPV will be headed by principal secretary of Municipal Administration and Urban Development department. The SPV will be a limited company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 at the city level, in which the state and the Urban Local Body will be the promoters having 50:50 equity share holding.

    12.02.2016 : The USTDA signed a MoU with the Department of Municipal Administration on funding for drawing up master plan for Visakhapatnam Smart City, and a consortium of three U.S. companies, comprising AECOM, KPMG, and IBM, was given the task by the government.

    29.01.2016 : It is a proud moment for the Vizag Smart City having emerged in the top 10 cities from among the 98 in the country in the very first round of Smart City Challenge. It paves the way for development of area of 1,700 acres along the Beach Road from Kurupam Junction to the Coastal Battery and up to Jagadamba Junction and includes Waltair main road. Vizag Smart City ranked 8th Place, out of 20 smart cities announced today. The first 20 smart cities will get funds from the Central Govt and the respective State Governments of Rs. 100 crores each per year starting from this financial year 2015-16 for a period of 5 years.


    Visakhapatnam - a City of Destiny

    Visakhapatnam is a very peaceful & cosmopolitan city. People from different parts of India and various religions of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, are living together happily. It is a symbol of communal harmony. An ancient Temple, Church and a Masjid built on the same hill in the port area.

    Visakhapatnam is located on the eastern shore of India, nestled amongst the hills of Eastern Ghats and facing the Bay of Bengal to the East.

    It is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam District.

    Visakhapatnam is the largest city, commercial hub and a financial capital of Andhra Pradesh.

    The prominence of the city got highlighted once again when it figured during Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi's US tour to develop it as a Smart City.

    The city is known for Heavy Industries, Steel Plant, Seaports, Natural Harbour and Shipyard.

    Visakhapatnam Sea Port is one of the largest seaports in India.

    The city is the headquarters to Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

    History

    Inhabited mostly by fishermen’s communities in earlier times, Visakhapatnam today is the largest city in the present Andhra Pradesh. With industrial and port-based trade and economic activities, the city is a driver of growth for the state. It used to be known by the name of Vizagapatam until the 1930s and 1940s. According to archaeological records, Visakhapatnam was built around the 11th century CE, and the control over the city changed hands between the Chola Dynasty and Gajapati kingdom until it was conquered by the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. Later, it went into the hands of Mughals in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had come under the French rule, the control was passed on to the British in 1804, and it remained under the British rule until independence got in the year 1947.

    After independence, the city developed into one of the country’s chief ports and became the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command. Also, Visakhapatnam is a popular tourist destination in South India.

    Apart from port-based trade and economic activity, the presence of a number of large public-sector enterprises like Vizag Steel (RINL), BHPV, Vizag Shipyard and HPCL make the city a predominantly industrial one. Formed in the year 1931, Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the oldest chambers of commerce in India.

    Tourist spots

    Araku valley, Borra caves, Ananthagiri Hills, Tyda jungle bells, Butterfly park at Dalpally, Chaparai waterfalls, Kothapally waterfalls, Lambasinghi, Yarada beach, Gangavaram beach, Light house and Kanaka durga temple at Dolphins nose Hill, City Central Park, RK beach, Submarine Museum, VUDA children arena, Visakha Museum, Vuda Park, Lawsons bay beach, Lumbini park, Tenneti park, Kailasagiri, Health arena foot hills of kailasagiri, Telugu museum atop Kailasagiri, Mudarsarlova Park, Simhachalam Temple, Sagarnagar beach, Bavikonda buddhist heritage site, Thotla konda buddhist complex, Bojjanna Konda, Pavurala Konda, Rushikonda Beach, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary, Red sand Hills, Bheemili beach and light house.

    Sea Ports

    Visakhapatnam Port & Gangavaram Port

    Industrial Parks

    VSEZ, APSEZ, Aganampudi Industrial Park, Brandix Apparel city, Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City.

    Major Companies

    Hindustan Shipyard, Vizag Steel Plant, HPCL Refinery, GAIL, BHEL, NTPC Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant, Dredging Corporation of India.

    Institutes

    Bhabha Atomic Research Center - research facility, National Institute of Oceanography.

    Major Educational Institutes

    Andhra University, Andhra Medical College, GITAM University, Damodaram Sanjeevaiah National Law Univeristy (DSNLU), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE).

    Air Port

    Visakhapatnam International Air Port.

    Railway stations

    Visakhapatnam City railway station & Duvvada Railway station.

    Bus Stations

    APSRTC Complex, Dwarakanagar main bus stand, Maddilapalem Bus Depot, Madhurawada Bus Depost and Steel Plant Bus Depot.

    Industries

    Apparel, Pharma, Fertilisers, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Polymers, Ferro Alloys, Steel, Cement, Thermal Power Plant, Sea Food.

    Information Technology

    Visakhapatnam is also experiencing growth in the information technology sector, contributing to the local economy. Some 21.16 acres in Rushikonda has also been identified and allocated for construction of a ‘Signature Tower’ to house IT companies. Madhurawada IT Special Economic Zone. Government has started IT incubation center there.

    Education

    There are many prestigious/reputed Universities, Colleges and other Educational institutions.

    Health

    There are many prestigious/reputed Super speciality Hospitals in Vizag Smart City.


    President, Prime Minister, Chief Minister and Urban Development Ministers of Central and State Government

    Mr. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee - President of India.

    Mr. Narendra Modi - Prime Minister of India.

    Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu - Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

    Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu - Minister for Urban development, Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

    Mr. P. Narayana - Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

    Visakhapatnam Urban consists 7 MLA constituencies and 1 MP constituency

    Minister

    Mr. Ganta Srinivasa Rao - Minister for Human Resources Development & Education (Primary Education, Secondary Education, Higher & Technical Education) - MLA, Bheemili constituency.

    Member of Parliament - Lok Sabha

    Dr. Kambhampati Haribabu - Member of Parliament - Visakhapatnam Constituency.

    Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha

    Dr. T. Subbarami Reddy - Member of Parliament

    Members of the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh from Visakhapatnam Urban Constituencies

    Mr. Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu - MLA, East constituency

    Mr. Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar - MLA, South constituency

    Mr. P. Vishnukumar Raju - MLA, North constituency

    Mr. P.V.G.R. Naidu - MLA, West constituency

    Mr. Palla Srinivasa Rao - MLA, Gajuwaka constituency

    Mr. Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy - MLA - Pendurthi constituency

    Visakhapatnam Rural consists 8 MLA constituencies and 2 MP constituencies

    Minister

    Mr. Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu - Minister for Panchayat Raj, Rural Water supply & NREGS - MLA, Narsipatnam constituency.

    Members of Parliament - Lok Sabha

    Mr. Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao - Member of Parliament - Anakapalli Constituency.

    Mrs. Kothapalli Geetha - Member of Parliament - Araku Constituency.

    Members of the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh from Visakhapatnam Rural Constituencies

    Mr. K.S.N. Raju - MLA - Chodavaram constituency

    Mr. B.M. Naidu - MLA - Madugula constituency

    Mr. Kidari Sarveswara Rao - MLA - Araku valley constituency

    Mrs. Giddi Eswari - MLA - Paderu constituency

    Mr. P. Govind Satyanarayana - MLA - Anakapalli constituency

    Mr. Panchakarla Ramesh Babu - MLA - Yelamanchili constituency

    Mrs. V. Anitha - MLA - Payakaraopet constituency

    Visakhapatnam District - Members of Legislative Council elected from Local Authorities Constituencies, Graduates Constituency and Teachers Constituency quota

    Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthy - MLC

    Mr. Pappala Chalapathi Rao - MLC

    Mr. P.V.N. Madhav - MLC

    Mr. G. Srinivasula Naidu - MLC



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    Visakhapatnam, a City of Destiny, Port City, Steel City, Cosmopolitan City, is the largest city in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India and also the third largest city on the East Coast of India, popularly known as Vizag, often called as 'The Jewel of the East Coast'. From a small fishermen village, Visakhapatnam is going to be a Smart City.

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