Bhavsar - Urban Planner - Surat, GJ, India

Nitin Bhavsar

Surat, GJ, India

Services

Urban Planner

Summary:

• Assisted the Committee of experts in the field of urban development to study and suggest the Model development Control Regulations useful to the corporation cities and urban/area development authorities of six major cities of Gujarat, which involved coordinating committee meetings & preparing draft report for submission; the report was submitted to the Government for sanction.
• Prepared reports on Valuation of the properties under acquisition
• Prepared reports for Integrated Development of Small and Medium Towns (viz. Dahod, Godhra, Amreli, and Porbander etc.) and monitored the scheme.
• Prepared and developed plan of small towns viz. Bavla etc.
• Prepared and implemented T.P Scheme no. 37 (Danilimda).
• Drafted Revised Development Plan for AUDA for the year 2011, using Remote Sensing Imageries, with the use of GIS, in co-ordination with ISRO.
• Prepared draft report on the MPC Act and DPC Act.

Work History

Vice President

Scanpoint Geomatics Limited

From April 2012

Responsibilities:
• GIS development for Surat Municipal Corporation AS A DOMAIN EXPERT
• Development of GIS, formats, chronologies, project decisions etc.
• Liasioning with Local Urban Govt.
• Accountable for checking, correcting and updating the progress of project with respect to all the depts.
Accomplishments:
• Formulated and Finalised SRS for development of GIS for Surat Municipal Corporation.
• Co-ordination with various departments like Town Planning, Town Development, Water Supply, Sewerage, Road, Health, Property Tax etc., and finalization of GIS implementation strategies

Properitor

Sneha Urban Infra Projects

March 2012 - March 2012

Offering Consulting Services for:
1. Urban Planning Projects
2. Development Plan
3. T. P. Schemes
4. S.E.Z.
5. DPR and CDP under JNNURM
6. Project reports for Urban Mega Projects

Asst. Vice President

Pyramid Infraprojects India Pvt. Ltd.

August 2008 - April 2012

Responsibilities:
• Lead a team of 200 + executives and report to the MD.
• Handle decision on location of the project, Procurement of land, decision on fixing up the agencies for Civil, Pre-fab, Decisions on hiring Engineering companies/consultants/third party inspection companies and so on.
• Selection of the employees for various cadre across the country
• Finalising properties for future expansion within vicinity as well as across the country
• Logistics for raw material and finished products
• Oversee procedures for acquisition of properties.
• Draft and implement parameters for selecting locations and the other associated machineries and equipments
• Accountable for checking, correcting and updating the progress on site for all the depts.
Accomplishments:
• Finalised the selection of the site and procured more than 400 Acres of land from private land owners as well as GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation)
• Permissions from various department
• Planned a project of size 8,00,000 sq.ft. of construction – 2,00,000 sq.ft. construction already completed
• Fabrication and Erection of various complex structures – going on. Expected commissioning of the plant – Sept.2010
• Co-ordinating permissions from various govt. departments like Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Revenue Department, Town Planning Department, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gas Authority, Power companies, Railways, GSPC, ONGC etc.
• Management of project in almost all the fields like selection of the land, purchase of the land, Planning and Monitoring the execution on site, budgetary planning, selection of agencies and vendors for various works, checking of bill and approval of payment, etc.
• Lined up more than 400 Acre of land for expansion

Asst. Vice President

Pyramid Infrrprojects India Pvt. Ltd.

August 2008 - March 2012

Responsibilities:
• Lead a team of 60 + executives and report to the President.
• Handle decision on location of the project, Procurement of land, decision on fixing up the agencies for Civil, Pre-fab, Decisions on hiring Engineering companies/consultants/third party inspection companies and so on.
• Selection of the employees for various cadre across the country
• Finalising properties for future expansion within vicinity as well as across the country
• Logistics for raw material and finished products
• Oversee procedures for acquisition of properties.
• Draft and implement parameters for selecting locations and the other associated machineries and equipments
• Accountable for checking, correcting and updating the progress on site for all the depts.
Accomplishments:
• Finalised the selection of the site and procured more than 400 Acres of land from private land owners as well as GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation)
• Permissions from various department
• Planned a project of size 8,00,000 sq.ft. of construction – 2,00,000 sq.ft. construction already completed
• Fabrication and Erection of various complex structures – going on. Expected commissioning of the plant – Sept.2010
• Co-ordinating permissions from various govt. departments like Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Revenue Department, Town Planning Department, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gas Authority, Power companies, Railways, GSPC, ONGC etc.
• Management of project in almost all the fields like selection of the land, purchase of the land, Planning and Monitoring the execution on site, budgetary planning, selection of agencies and vendors for various works, checking of bill and approval of payment, etc.
• Lined up more than 400 Acre of land for expansion

GENERAL MANAGER - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Aditya Birla Retail Limited

July 2007 - August 2008

Responsibilities:
• Lead a team of 10 + executives and report to the President.
• Handle Selection of the site for Hyper markets across the country
• Finalising properties for Hypermarkets in the Western Region
• Network Planning of the Hyper Markets for procurement of land for ABRL retail across the country
• Oversee procedures for acquisition of properties.
• Draft and implement parameters for selecting Hyper Markets; designing location criterion for various formats.
• Geo-marking and correlating competence and analysis for new location.
• Accountable for checking, correcting and updating the City profiles of the cities of interest.
Accomplishments:
• Negotiated for Properties for Hyper Markets at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Anand, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, and Jabalpur
• Negotiated for Properties for Super Markets at Vadodara, Surat, Anand, Nadiad, Rajkot, Bharuch and Ahmedabad. 3 Properties at Vadodara finalised.
• Lined up no. of properties in Western Region
• Established Network Planning & Market Research Dept. at ABRl for detailed analysis of Hyper

Head Network Planning

Reliance Retail

September 2006 - July 2007

Responsibilities:
• Lead a team of 10 executives and report to the President.
• Handle procurement of land for various formats of Reliance retail across the country, as well as negotiating and acquisition of land from Industrial Development Corporations, for availing land/buildings with appropriate infrastructure.
• Oversee procedures for acquisition of Government properties.
• Draft and implement parameters for selecting retail stores; designing location criterion for various formats.
• Geo-marking and correlating competence and analysis for new location.
• Accountable for checking, correcting and updating the maps.
• Successfully completed Network planning of 50 cities in record time of 3 months.

Accomplishments:
• Successfully identified and processed (liasioning with government to invite and settle tenders in favour of the Company for suitable formats of Retail Business) several green field lands in the purview of MIDC and CIDCO.
• Successfully completed Network planning of 50 cities in record time of 3 months.
• Designed and put to use the portal for maps.
• Developed process and criterion for Network Planning for various formats of Reliance Retail
• Established GIS & Network Planning Department for Reliance Retail
• Prepared manuals for the use of Portal and maps for effective use of Portal and maps.
• Imparted training to several executives Nationwide for the use of GPS for effective Network Planning.

Dy. Town Planner

Surat Municipal Corporation

November 1997 - September 2006

Responsibilities:
• Led the team consisting of 50+ executives and reported to the Town Planner.
• Coordinated with various departments within the corporation as well as various State Government Department, Central Government Department, and especially Urban Development Department.
• Prepared City Development Plan for Surat; detailed Project Reports for various projects like GIS, MRTS, Canal Development Project, Integrated road development, Gaurav Path etc., for Central Assistance under JNNURM.
• Drafted Town Planning Schemes for various Administration Zones of Surat Municipal Corporation under The Gujarat Town Planning & Urban Development Act – 1976.
• Initiated various e-governance activities like GIS, Vehicle Tracking, procurement of Drafting and GIS Software, training etc.
• Formulated, prepared and implemented the Revised Development Plan of Surat Urban Development Authority.
• Involved in the acquisition of Government as well as private land under section – 77 & 78 of the BPMC Act; the process involved surveying, negotiation and valuation of the land.
• Prepared a database for creating an information system for households in Surat; the database helped the corporation to identify aspects like tax payment, services provided, history of the plot etc before sanctioning any further development on the plot.


Accomplishments:
• Successfully prepared and implemented TP Scheme in a record time of 9 months (Which usually takes around 5 to 10 yrs) by public participation.
• Developed GIS for TP Department of Surat Municipal Corporation.
• Contributed in the Acquisition of land and Disposal of land at record price (In 1999 at the rate of Rs. 50000/- per sq. mt. in Surat – deal worth Rs. 185 Crore).

Planning Asst

TOWN PLANNING & VALUATION DEPARTMENT GUJARAT STATE GANDHINAGAR

April 1983 - November 1997

Responsibilities:
• Led a team of 6 executives and reported to Senior Town Planner.
• Assisted the Committee of experts in the field of urban development to study and suggest the Model development Control Regulations useful to the corporation cities and urban/area development authorities of six major cities of Gujarat, which involved coordinating committee meetings & preparing draft report for submission; the report was submitted to the Government for sanction.
• Prepared reports on Valuation of the properties under acquisition
• Prepared reports for Integrated Development of Small and Medium Towns (viz. Dahod, Godhra, Amreli, and Porbander etc.) and monitored the scheme.
• Prepared and developed plan of small towns viz. Bavla etc.
• Prepared and implemented T.P Scheme no. 37 (Danilimda).
• Drafted Revised Development Plan for AUDA for the year 2011, using Remote Sensing Imageries, with the use of GIS, in co-ordination with ISRO.
• Prepared draft report on the MPC Act and DPC Act.

Accomplishments:
• A joint project with SAC/ISRO for the preparation of Revised Development Plan for AUDA for the year 2011, using Remote Sensing Imageries, with the use of GIS, ARC/INFO Work for this purpose involved digitization of maps, analysis in ARC/INFO workstation environment, interpretation of Satellite Imageries with the help of PCIWORKS and IMAGEWORKS using PAN and LISS-III data. (It was first of its kind in this country).
• Provided suggestions on the 74th Amendment and the resultant effects.

Qualifications & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Adarsh Management Institute of India

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Indira Gandhi National Open University

P G Diploma in LSGD

All India Institute of Local Self Government

Master of Technology (M.Tech.)

School of Planning and Architecture

Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

L D College of Engineering

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