Silvassa Smart City Vision Plan

Client: Silvassa Smart City Ltd.

Planning and Design Expertise

Smart City Sector

Silvassa Location

Silvassa is the former capital and administration center for the union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Dadra & Nagar Haveli, previously under the Portuguese rule, is known for its tribal culture and heritage. The U.T. has a rich natural heritage such as forest cover, hillocks, wildlife. The UT has been a center of industrialization with its epicenter at Silvassa. The urbanization of Silvassa has been at a very steady pace and the ULB has been able to deliver basic infrastructure to the city such as drinking water, waste management, electricity, road infrastructure.

Competition from the surrounding industrial towns, imposition of GST, limitation on several industries led to the stagnant growth in the industries. Lack of proper development plan also led to haphazard growth of the city, and similar unorganized growth can be seen in the entire U.T.

The Vision for Silvassa smart City Silvassa was prepared by means of extensive citizen engagement program and taking the consultation and aspiration of various stakeholders, which aims and making Silvassa a gateway to the DNH, making it the center for the emerging economy, tourism and industrial hub while preserving its indigenous communities and economy and the natural heritage of the U.T. and giving a better quality of life to the citizens.

Project details

  • Services offered: Urban Design
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, MS Office
  • Project Status: (On-going)

Value Additions/Project Highlights

  • Involvement of Various stakeholders in the decision-making process.
  • Upliftment of the indigenous economy and the community, by incorporating new techniques.
  • Establishing DNH as a center for the emerging industries with Silvassa as its epicenter, by improving the industrial infrastructure.
  • Reviving the tourism of DNH, with Silvassa as gateway to not only DNH but also to nearby tourist attractions such as Daman, with world hospitality infrastructure.
  • Preserving the natural streams forest covers by protection programs and projects and forming eco-sensitive zones.
  • Increasing the green cover through quick forestation drives.
  • Improving the existing infrastructures such as drinking water, sanitation, storm water and sewage, waste water network.
  • Provision of affordable housing to the citizens.
  • Improving the intra and inter U.T. connectivity.
  • Emphasis on e-transport systems
  • Improving the surveillance and traffic management.
  • Ease of governance in the U.T.
  • Promoting compact and controlled urban growth through TP scheme, DCR and development plan formulation, street guidelines formulation.