Leveraging its rich cultural and natural heritage, strong human capital and strong business environment as key strengths, Pune aspires to become the most livable City in India by solving its core infrastructure issues in a “future proof” way and by making its neighborhoods beautiful, clean, green and livable.

    Pune Smart cities Mission- unique concepts:
  • Identifying the true needs and views of the citizens through extensive citizen engagement, for which Pune has come up with an amazing Citizen Engagement Model with 9 different phases, probably the largest of its kind in the urban world, reach out to more than 50% of the city’s households.
  • Focus on ‘More with Less’ solutions - initiatives that have a high impact on quality of service and infrastructure but are less capital intensive and are easier to implement.
  • Focus on cities raising funds from own sources making the city’s infrastructure projects to become self-sustainable and not dependent on State or Central funds to develop city infrastructure.
  • Focus on low-cost Information-Communication & Technology (ICT) based solutions to improve quality of infrastructure.
  • Focus on implementability, feasibility and impact will ensures that plans and proposals made are not just paper plans but real, effective solutions that will actually solve the city’s problems.

Based on the above unique features Pune has been and would be steering the mission, we will kick-start the process of setting up the SPV and further go about implementing our entire smart city plan.

As part of the SCP, we have created a comprehensive roadmap and plan to execute both elements of the smart city mission – local area development and pan-city development. Basic feasibility analysis has been done for each of the planned initiative.

1 Pune Smart City: Citizen Engagement

Pune engaged citizens in what is perhaps one of the largest envisioning exercises in the history of Indian cities. a full-fledged 24x7 war room was established to continuously monitor the progress, including on social media. The total numbers of votes, ideas, inputs etc received from Pune citizen’s are above 35 lakhs.

The Pune citizen engagement model was structured in 9 phases, with 5 phases for Pan City development and 4 phases in Area based development. The details are as follows:

  • Pan City Development: Structured five-phase approach for pan-city: a) Envision (17–28 September): create vision, identify top issues; b) Diagnose (28 September–12 October): Identify goals within priority sectors; c) Co-create (13–23 October): specific solutions for prioritized goals; d) Refine (23–28 October): Refinement with citizens’ inputs in mini-labs; and e) Share (15 November–15 December): Final set of solutions shared for inputs.
  • Local Area Development: Structured four-phase approach for local area development (LAD): a) Explore (citizen surveys); b) Syndicate (through public representatives); c) Learn (citizen consultations) and d) Design (urban planner interaction).
  • Pune used the “Five-S” principle:
    a) Speed: Tight 100-day process;
    b) Scale: Outreach to 50% citizens;
    c) Structure: Phased approach;
    d) Solutioning: Crowd-sourcing to identify solutions;
    e) Social audit: Citizen Syndication
2 Pune Smart City: Financial Outlay:

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Beyond Smart Cities Mission: $4.5 bn Infrastructure Plan for next 5 years (2016-20)
Pune needs to spend on major infrastructure works in the next five years:

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