The report concludes the without funds, the projects initiated by the Modi government might mean well, but will never see their desired results on the ground.
First meeting of the apex body of Smart City Mission will be held on April 21 in Vishakapatnam
The demand of the Meghalaya government all along had been that the Centre should share the burden of investment by adopting the 90:10 ratio (90 per cent by the Centre and 10 per cent by the state).
While some cities have planned night markets for women, taken a conscious decision to purchase unisex bikes as part of the bike sharing initiative and even launched safety apps, much more needs to be done to make them truly gender smart
The Centre had announced the final list of nine smart cities in January this year and had kept the slot for the tenth city, Shillong, vacant as it could not submit its proposal on time.
While underlining that each smart city is unique, L&T Construction chief marketing officer Joy Rajan Cheruvathoor argued that "each smart city is unique and a cookie cutter approach does not work to design them. The best way forward to achieve this is to engage the citizens better."
Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) is France's development bank that finances and provides technical assistance to projects that improve daily livelihood in developing and emerging countries.
Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain said a survey was conducted in all 80 cities of the state under the Shehri Awas Yojana, and 3.23 lakh applications were received by the government.
So far 99 cities have made the cut in four rounds of the smart cities competition
The ministry has so far launched 99 smart cities in two years. The first round of 20 cities were selected in January 2016, and last nine cities were selected as recently as in January 2018
New Town in Kolkata that made it to the fast track list in May 2016 is yet to incorporate a special purpose vehicle (SPV) or appoint a project management consultant.
Rajawat, who shot to fame when she quit a cushy corporate job to contest for the post of sarpanch, said the panchayats, dependent on the bureaucracy for approval of funds, should be given financial powers to deliver results.
The statement comes after Rahul Gandhi accused BJP of making empty promises.
Besides area-based development (ABD) and pan-city projects an amount of Rs 1,998.49 crore has been kept aside for operations and maintenance (O&M) cost of the mission and other contingencies
The progress report that has tracked progress in eight smart cities namely Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai, Ludhiana and Bhopal
Those who understand occupier office needs and tech requirements will be at the forefront of this revolution, says the study by CBRE Research.
The South Korean city has adopted an Urban Planning Charter for the next 100 years
Puri also said that cities and towns should become vibrant centres of investment and productivity
By 2020, the green footprint by GBCI in India will include larger developments such as cities, transit, affordable housing projects and smart infrastructure.
Auto makers have sought “hand-holding” by the government in their bid to realise the minister’s ambition of having clean fuel and electricity-based vehicles on roads by 2030
NBCC Environment Engineering Ltd in discussion with the smart cities department and is assisting municipal corporations as project management consultants
The latest announcement takes to 90 the number of cities selected for part financing of projects by the Centre under the scheme.
The Centre launched the Smart City Mission on June 25, 2015 to develop 100 smart cities in a period of five years.
Country's largest software exporter TCS today said it has created a solution that will cut payback on expensive LED lights by half.
The Act seeks to bring over 80,000 registered builders in India under its purview to ensure that there is a level-playing field between both stakeholders.