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  • COVID-19 impact: Smart cities in India to get cycling-friendly with Cycles4Change Challenge Jun 27, 2020 10:13 AM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Smart cities in India to get cycling-friendly with Cycles4Change Challenge

    India Cycles4Change Challenge is an initiative of the Smart Cities Mission to support Indian cities to quickly implement cycling-friendly initiatives in response to the pandemic. Portal will be launched on July 10

  • Exclusive | Housing Ministry confident of making good of the time lost over COVID-19 Mar 31, 2020 04:01 PM IST

    Exclusive | Housing Ministry confident of making good of the time lost over COVID-19

    For government contracts force majeure clause is always part of the agreement and will be taken care of, they say

  • Economic Survey 2019: Here's how much Modi govt has spent on smart cities Jan 31, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Here's how much Modi govt has spent on smart cities

    All 100 cities under Smart City Mission have incorporated Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), City Level Advisory Forums (CLAFs) and appointed Project Management Consultants (PMCs)

  • Hiranandani Group to set up hyperscale data centre in Panvel for Rs 1,000 crore Jul 18, 2019 04:07 PM IST

    Hiranandani Group to set up hyperscale data centre in Panvel for Rs 1,000 crore

    The first data centre park is scheduled to go live by December 2019 at Hiranandani Fortune City township in Panvel, followed by Chennai and Mumbai

  • Budget 2019: Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry gets Rs 48,000 crore Jul 05, 2019 08:42 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry gets Rs 48,000 crore

    Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) receives an allocation of Rs 19,152 crore - an almost 23 percent increase over last year. Delhi Metro gets a grant of Rs 414 crore - an almost eight-fold increase from 2018-2019.

  • Budget 2019 | For the infrastructure sector, it reads more like a vision statement Jul 05, 2019 08:08 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | For the infrastructure sector, it reads more like a vision statement

    The Budget did give out a positive statement. It lacks a clear road map as to how to achieve certain targets proposed.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Smart Command and Control Centres worth Rs 2,927 crore set up in 16 cities Jul 04, 2019 05:43 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Smart Command and Control Centres worth Rs 2,927 crore set up in 16 cities

    Projects worth over Rs 2.05 lakh crore are proposed in 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission, says the Survey.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Robust and resilient infra must to create $10 trillion economy by 2032 Jul 04, 2019 02:48 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Robust and resilient infra must to create $10 trillion economy by 2032

    The Economic Survey for 2018-19 asserts that India needs to spend 7-8 per cent of its GDP on infrastructure annually, which translates into annual infrastructure investment of US$200 billion currently

  • Not going to stop at 100 smart cities: Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 27, 2019 10:06 AM IST

    Not going to stop at 100 smart cities: Hardeep Singh Puri

    Money spent on urban rejuvenation by the Modi government since 2015 stands at around Rs 8.6 lakh crore, or 6 times more than the amount spent under 10 years of the UPA government, says Housing and Urban Affairs Minister.

  • Budget 2019: FM Piyush Goyal enhances allocation for smart cities by 7% Feb 01, 2019 03:53 PM IST

    Budget 2019: FM Piyush Goyal enhances allocation for smart cities by 7%

    Since the launch of the mission, a total of 5,151 projects have been identified and are in various stages of implementation in 100 cities.

  • Budget 2019: Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry outlay may touch Rs 50,000 crore Jan 29, 2019 01:59 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry outlay may touch Rs 50,000 crore

    To service expansion plans, a 25 percent jump is expected in allocation for the Metro

  • Booming economy, govt schemes to drive domestic steel demand: Minister Jan 18, 2019 07:07 PM IST

    Booming economy, govt schemes to drive domestic steel demand: Minister

    The minister said government programmes such as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, affordable housing and urban housing missions would also contribute to the growth of steel consumption.

  • PM Modi inaugurates 10th smart city centre in Naya Raipur Jun 14, 2018 02:13 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates 10th smart city centre in Naya Raipur

    The Centre will control and monitor online water and power supply, sanitation, traffic movement, integrated building management, city connectivity and Internet infrastructure (data centre), under one roof

  • Government released Rs 9,940 crore to states for Smart Cities Mission Feb 11, 2018 02:20 PM IST

    Government released Rs 9,940 crore to states for Smart Cities Mission

    Maharashtra with eight cities, including Pune and Nashik has received central grant of Rs 1,378 crore so far, followed by Madhya Pradesh, with seven cities getting central grant of Rs 984 crore.

  • Smart cities with operational command and control centers to be ready first: Puri Jan 19, 2018 10:32 PM IST

    Smart cities with operational command and control centers to be ready first: Puri

    Command and control centres already operational in four cities such as Surat, Rajkot, Nagpur and Vadodara.

  • Smart Cities Mission: New list of 30 cities announced; investment of nearly Rs 2 lakh crore approved Jun 23, 2017 12:19 PM IST

    Smart Cities Mission: New list of 30 cities announced; investment of nearly Rs 2 lakh crore approved

    The third list announced today takes the total number of cities identified under the Smart Cities Mission to 90

  • Smart Cities: NSDC, NDMC arm ink pact for skill development Mar 06, 2017 09:16 PM IST

    Smart Cities: NSDC, NDMC arm ink pact for skill development

    The NSDC and New Delhi Municipal Council Smart City Limited today signed a pact to boost skill development under the Smart Cities Mission.

  • Smart city mission has led to comprehensive urban planning: Urban development minister Feb 08, 2017 03:00 PM IST

    Smart city mission has led to comprehensive urban planning: Urban development minister

    Urban development minister, M Venkaiah Naidu on February 7, 2017, said that the government‘s ‘Smart Cities‘ mission, has brought about a paradigm shift, wherein cities approach the challenges differently, rather than doing different things. &#82

  • Budget 2017: Reforms that the realty sector needs the most Jan 30, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Budget 2017: Reforms that the realty sector needs the most

    As budget 2017 closes in, the real estate market is ready with its list of demands from the finance minister. Of these, some demands have a good chance of being addressed in the upcoming &#82

  • Budget 2017 expectations: How do we fuel consumption of real estate? Jan 27, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Budget 2017 expectations: How do we fuel consumption of real estate?

    Post demonetisation, the real estate industry expects the government to initiate measures that boost ‘consumption‘, during the upcoming budget. The challenge for the government, is to grow the economy while maintaining fiscal prudence. A &#82

  • How realistic is India‘s Smart Cities Mission? Nov 04, 2016 12:21 PM IST

    How realistic is India‘s Smart Cities Mission?

    Urbanisation in India, is increasing at a rapid pace. It is estimated that by 2030, over 40% of Indians will live in cities, accounting for a population of 600 million people. Consequently, it is R

  • SPV to be set up for Thane smart city project Oct 10, 2016 12:09 PM IST

    SPV to be set up for Thane smart city project

    A special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be set up soon by the government, to facilitate Thane‘s transition into a smart city, stated Thane‘s municipal commissioner, Sanjeev Jaiswal. Thane was in the list of cities &#82

  • Smart cities: What‘s in it for the aam aadmi? Aug 04, 2016 12:19 PM IST

    Smart cities: What‘s in it for the aam aadmi?

    The government recently announced two lists of 20 and 13 cities that have been selected for its ‘Smart Cities Mission‘, out of the 98 that were shortlisted. While it is hoped that these smart cities &#82

  • Smart city provides immense opportunities for realty sect:Report Jul 20, 2016 07:28 AM IST

    Smart city provides immense opportunities for realty sect:Report

    RICS in partnership with RICS School of Built Environment (SBE), Amity University today released a white paper titled, "Urban Makeover: Evolution or Revolution" at the RICS Cities Conference 2016.

  • Is FDI relaxation aimed at attracting investment in smart city? Jun 27, 2016 04:52 PM IST

    Is FDI relaxation aimed at attracting investment in smart city?

    When the government of India announced the relaxation in foreign direct investment (FDI) norms, it seems to have done so, with a long-term blueprint in mind.

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