Mumbai, India, 16 May 2018 – Surbana Jurong, a global urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firm based in Asia, will be providing the masterplan for the fast-growing Pune Metropolitan Region in the state of Maharashtra in western India.
The project to derive new development strategies for the Pune Metropolitan Region was awarded to Surbana Jurong by the Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) at the 1st Maharashtra-Singapore Joint Committee Meeting held today. The awarding of the project was witnessed by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Singapore’s Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran.
Surbana Jurong’s scope of work will include a review of the existing regional plans and to provide recommendations in the form of an integrated master plan for future developments for the region. The planning process will be a joint effort with PMRDA and other related authorities. The master plan will guide the physical development through planning for land use, infrastructure and transportation, as well as provide a sustainability framework and identify strategic projects. The plans are expected to be delivered in ten months’ time.
Close to India’s financial hub of Mumbai, Pune is a growing metropolis and industrial hub with rich natural resources and heritage. The PMRDA, the planning and development authority for the region, aims for the city to become a world-class economic hub through sustainable growth.
Surbana Jurong’s master plan will take into account the long-term needs of the region and provide a blueprint for its development decades into the future. The plans will help transform PMRDA’s vision of a sustainable city of economic opportunities and high living standards into reality.
Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong said, “With Surbana Jurong’s track record in master planning various cities around the world, including Amaravati Capital City, we are well-positioned to support PMRDA in designing the Pune Metropolitan Region for sustainable long-term development. The Region has tremendous potential, and we look forward to contributing our expertise in creating a showcase city that continues to attract investors and talents.”
Surbana Jurong’s key projects in India include providing the masterplans for Amaravati Capital City, Mumbai Metropolitan Region and Hyderabad Pharma City, and providing design and engineering consultancy for KIMS Hospital Thonnakka, KIMS Hospital Trivandrum East and the Kolkata East-West Metro Line.
About Surbana Jurong Private Limited
Surbana Jurong Private Limited is one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms. Leveraging technology and creativity, SJ provides one-stop consultancy solutions across the entire value chain of the urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure domains.
Headquartered in Singapore, the Surbana Jurong Group has a global workforce of over 14,000 employees in more than 120 offices across over 40 countries in Asia, Australia, UK, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, and an annual turnover of around S$1.5 billion.
Surbana Jurong has a track record of over 50 years and has built more than a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for more than 30 countries and developed over 100 industrial parks globally.
Surbana Jurong’s motto ‘Building Cities, Shaping Lives’ reflects its belief that development is more than just steel and concrete. Surbana Jurong creates spaces and designs infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish.
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