The Smart Cities Mission guidelines of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India states development to be undertaken in two major components namely, Area Based Development and Pan City Development. 

  • Area Based Development aims at implementing an area based strategy where in twenty four essential features of urban system and management shall be developed, operated and managed in a comprehensive manner. The Area Based Development will be implemented on a pilot area selection, which will be replicated on a city wide level in subsequent stages of implementation.
  • Pan City Development envisages application of selected Smart Solutions to the existing city-wide infrastructure. Application of Smart Solutions will involve the use of technology, information and data to make infrastructure and services better.

Bhubaneswar submitted its proposal with intervention in three major categories including others, which were :

  1. Area Based Development in an area of 985 acres selected as Bhubaneswar Town Centre District (BTCD);
  2. Development of Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre (ICOMC) as the Pan City technological intervention; and
  3. Social Equity and Capacity Building projects in the selected BTCD area.

Area based Engineering Projects

The Area Based Development mainly comprises of projects in infrastructure engineering, projects related to building developments including slum housing developments, green and park area developments, road and accessibility improvements, etc. Majority of the projects in the Area Based Development component are for core infrastructure / building development. These projects are taken up by Engineering Division of BSCL supported by the Programme Management Consultant (M/s EGIS Consulting Engineers India Ltd.) and Bhubaneswar Urban Knowledge Centre (BUKC).

Apart from these, there are other projects / programmes for social awareness, capacity building and overall urban planning & design involving holistic improvement of living conditions in the city. The social projects are undertaken by a team of UNFPA under which a Youth Specialist and a Gender Specialist is employed at BSCL. The urban planning projects are taken up jointly by Programme Management Consultant (M/s EGIS Consulting Engineers India Ltd.) and the team of Bhubaneswar Urban Knowledge Centre (M/s IBI Consultancy India Pvt. Ltd.).

Pan City Projects

The Pan City projects are technological intervention for city management of traffic system, transit system, parking system, emergency response & incidence management system, digital payment eco system for the city through introduction of Common Payment Card System, Enterprise Resource Planning and e-Governance for the four city level organizations i.e. Bhubaneswar Development Authority, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Bhubaneswar Puri Transport Services and Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited. It also includes setting up an Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre (ICOMC) for managing these services on a common platform involving participation of different stakeholder organizations.



The projects as per Smart City Proposal of Bhubaneswar has been structured in a manner to induce social equity, equal accessibility and enhanced economic opportunities to citizens. These interventions are being implemented through capability building and awareness creation modules which are well thought and contextualized to suit the local requirement of the city and its residents. On a broad scale the projects of social intervention are :

  1. Project Kusum comprising of early childhood education and digital education for children of all segments (forming part of Smart Solutions and Mission Awaas modules);
  2. Project Kutumb relating to development of social equity centers to cater the needs of homeless and other residents, migrants and tourists through one stop provision of food, water and shelter (forming part of Social Equity Centre module);
  3. Project Swabhimaan aimed towards economic opportunity improvements for slum dwellers, street hawkers through micro business incubation, skill development and quality improvement programs. 
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