Surbana, KPMG bag contract for India smart city project

Urban consultancy Surbana Jurong has been awarded project management and design services for India's Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City in partnership with professional services firm KPMG.

Surbana Jurong said yesterday it will take the lead in the areas of city improvement and redevelopment, while also helping to identify suitable innovations and smart solutions. It will design and manage the implementing of various solutions focusing on livability, urban design, transport, water supply, solar, sanitation, healthcare, education, security and surveillance.

Pimpri Chinchwad in the state of Maharashtra is part of India's Smart Cities Mission programme, which aims for comprehensive transformations of urban areas.

KPMG's role will involve applying smart solutions to the existing city-wide infrastructure.

The contract, awarded by special purpose vehicle Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City Limited, was bagged with help from Enterprise Singapore, the government statutory board that helps firms innovate and internationalise.

Surbana Jurong group chief executive Wong Heang Fine said his group's expertise will ensure Pimpri Chinchwad's success in "enhancing living standards for its residents in a sustainable way".

Mr Tay Lian Chew, Enterprise Singapore's global markets director for South Asia, said the agency will work with Surbana Jurong to identify areas where smaller Singapore firms with "unique solutions" can participate.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2018, with the headline 'Surbana, KPMG bag contract for India smart city project'. Print Edition | Subscribe