Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Press Note
AHMEDABAD - SMART CITY
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has started preparation of its Smart City Proposal for
Stage 2 of the Smart City challenge. Ahmedabad had been selected as one of the 100 cities in
Stage 1 of the challenge and will be competing to be in the list of top 20 cities selected in the
first year of the challenge. Other cities from Gujarat to appear among the top 100 are
Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot and Dahod. Cities judged to have the best proposals will
receive funding under the smart city program in the first year of the challenge while the
remaining cities will have the chance to compete again next year.
AMC seeks active citizen consultation in the formulation of its smart city vision, mission and
plan and would be inviting suggestions through social media, direct consultations and various
forums shortly. Citizens are encouraged to participate in the process of achieving the vision of a
smarter Ahmedabad by sharing their views and aspirations from a Smart City. In the initial
stage, an online survey would be floated to gauge the major issues and citizen suggestions
towards a Smart Ahmedabad. These would include opinions and comments on the current
status of the city as well as suggestions on potential service improvements and citizen
expectations. AMC is also considering competitions such as logo design and tagline contests for
Ahmedabad Smart City with prizes to be given to the winning entries. Citizen inputs would be
instrumental in creation of a smart city vision and plan for Ahmedabad.
Further, multiple rounds of citizen engagement would be undertaken to focus on vision
creation, co-creating solutions and finalization of city plans through various competitions, focus
group discussions, discussions on citizen engagement platforms such as MyGov.in and direct
consultations through public meetings, workshops, etc. Based on citizen inputs, AMC would
devise area-based and pan-city initiatives to be incorporated in the smart city proposal. Specific
solutions would be identified and citizen views would be sought in the second round of citizen
engagement. Finally, citizen engagement would be held to gather feedback on the unique
solutions identified towards making Ahmedabad a smart city.
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has appointed Feedback Infra Private Limited, one of the
leading integrated infrastructure services companies in India, to assist in the formulation of its
Smart City Proposal. The firm is currently conducting a baseline survey of the city in
consultation with various municipal departments. Winning the Smart City Challenge would
provide a significant impetus to the next phase of city development and towards the goal of a
Smart Ahmedabad.
Citizen of the Ahmedabad are requested to provide their valuable suggession and feedback for
the preparation of Smart city Proposal. The Suggession/Feedback forms are availabel on official
website of Ahmedabad Municiapal Corporation (www.ahmedabadcity.gov.in) and social media
pages.
Municipal Commissioner