The Metro received the biggest share of the pie - an allocation of Rs 19,152 crore, a 23 percent increase from Rs 15,600 crore last year. It is expected that the Metro network would be expanded to over 15 cities in 2019-2020.
By March 31, 2019, Rs 1 lakh crore worth of work will be under implementation under the Smart Cities mission, ministry sources said.
Colliers Research recommends various methods such as asset recycling, value capture models, hybrid annuity model, green bonds and pooled finance development scheme for financing of smart city projects
Quantela has a five-year agreement with Fira de Barcelona to hold the Smart City Expo in India. After Jaipur, several Indian cities have expressed interest to host the event next year
The smart cities movement is encouraging citizens to articulate what they want from cities they inhabit
The core objective of a smart city is to build a city solely for its people and ease their lives
"Smart cities need to be much more than cold, hard infrastructure high on technology. These cities need to make life more convenient, accessible and inclusive," said Yao Yi, deputy director, Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences.
Naidu was speaking at the inaugural session of the three-day Smart City Expo India 2018 in Jaipur.
Feedback emanating from stakeholders’ interactions at the Divyang conference will be sent to the CEOs and project managers of the smart cities to be incorporated in their plans
Tenders have been issued for another 1,686 projects worth more than Rs 63,000 crore in various smart cities while 1,200 projects worth more than Rs 38,000 crore are under implementation, it said.
The 25 cities will be selected on a pilot basis for fast resolution of area based infrastructure issues
Delhi Metro phase IV and Delhi-Meerut section of RRTS also receive in-principle approval
Vadodara Municipal Commissioner Vinod Rao: Nagpur, with 259.96 points, and Vadodara, with 195.31 points, stood first and second respectively with regard to Public Private Partnership projects. Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had launched the India Smart Cities Award on 25 June, 2017.
Nine awards in three categories including Project Award, Innovative Idea Award and City Award have been announced under the India Smart Cities Awards.
Total proposed investment for the 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission is around Rs 2 lakh crore. With this selection of all 100 cities is now complete
Govt to meet March 2019 deadline for all 500 municipalities to go online
Puri said that about 400 projects valued at Rs 20,000 crore are in tendering stage, which would be settled over two to three months
Diu had been importing 73 per cent of its power from Gujarat until last year
Modi said Rs 1,000 crore would be spent in the next five years on each of the four cities - Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur and Bihar Sharif - selected under Smart City project for their development.
New Town Kolkata was selected under the Smart City Mission in May last year. After three months of its selection, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had said that the state would not be part of the Centre’s smart city scheme
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