The consultants have been invited by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to hand over their proposals so that support can be provided to the authorities to convert Gurgaon into a smart city. This action was taken when approval to provide technical support to the authorities was given by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) for the smart city initiative.
When the government of Khattar lost the constituency of Faridabad and Karnal to the CM, it asked the Urban Development Ministry to help the city with all the technical support it needed to be made a smart city. It was also promised by the CM that all the incurred expenditure will be taken care of by the Haryana Government.
In alliance with the World Bank, the Ministry of Urban Development will be providing technical support to a total of 13 cities all over India to make their smart city proposals, and Gurgaon happens to be one of them.
The smart cities mission is an urban restoration program or mission with an aim to flourish cities by making them more sustainable and useful for citizens. Smart cities mission will be executed in cooperation with the state governments and local authorities by the MoUD.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has also requested a proposal to select a consulting service to get started with the development of smart city proposal. Cost will be a major base and factor while selecting the consultant. Overseas consultants can also be considered for the proposal preparation.