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  • What is the future of digital infrastructure under the Smart Cities Mission? Jun 24, 2022 12:09 PM IST

    What is the future of digital infrastructure under the Smart Cities Mission?

    Since the urban local bodies play a decisive role in planning, provision, and delivery of services, the digital infrastructure created under the Smart Cities Mission should be handed over to them

  • India’s smart cities conundrum  Apr 19, 2022 03:58 PM IST

    India’s smart cities conundrum 

    The mission so far has been able to utilise only 49 percent of the committed amount across 100 cities. Yet, the Smart Cities Mission has several jewels in the crown. 

  • Centre extends timeline for implementation of Smart Cities Mission to June 2023 Dec 02, 2021 10:08 PM IST

    Centre extends timeline for implementation of Smart Cities Mission to June 2023

    According to an earlier deadline, the cities were expected to complete their projects within five years of being selected under the Smart Cities Mission.

  • 52.55 lakh homes delivered under PMAY-U: Govt Nov 29, 2021 10:07 PM IST

    52.55 lakh homes delivered under PMAY-U: Govt

    As many as 3,131 Smart City projects worth Rs 53,175 crore have been completed under the Smart Cities Mission, the government said in the Upper House.

  • Uttar Pradesh grabs top position in India's Smart Cities Award Contest 2020 Jun 25, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh grabs top position in India's Smart Cities Award Contest 2020

    These awards were announced on June 25 to mark six years of the three urban missions of the Central government -- Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban.

  • COVID-19 2nd wave and the Smart Cities Mission May 19, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    COVID-19 2nd wave and the Smart Cities Mission

    Rather than demolishing and reworking existing cities, a better idea is to start on a blank canvas. New Smart Cities have the technology and management systems that can respond to any crisis, including future pandemics and natural disasters

  • 25 cities selected for Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge cohort Feb 18, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    25 cities selected for Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge cohort

    The initiative aims at placing young children at the heart of urban planning and making cities livable, safe and inclusive for all.

  • Lucknow becomes first city in UP to list municipal bonds: Here's why cities need municipal bonds Dec 02, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Lucknow becomes first city in UP to list municipal bonds: Here's why cities need municipal bonds

    In COVID times, Lucknow Municipal Corporation will progress towards achieving the ‘Aatmanirbhar’ goal with the listing of municipal bonds worth Rs 200 crore, the chief minister said

  • 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.

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