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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

  • Let’s not wait for the next urban disaster to address municipal inequity Jan 03, 2022 03:10 PM IST

    Let’s not wait for the next urban disaster to address municipal inequity

    Indian cities vary enormously in size, fiscal capacity, and regional context. Finding a single template solution is difficult, beyond emphasising the common lacuna, that incomplete democratisation has sapped cities of the vitality they possess 

  • Urban Governance Index | Why Indian cities need better governance Jan 23, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    Urban Governance Index | Why Indian cities need better governance

    The Urban Governance Index can be a road map to better managed, more inclusive and sustainable cities if citizens and governments engage with it

  • Toyota, NTT to invest in each other in smart city tie-up: Report Mar 24, 2020 07:42 AM IST

    Toyota, NTT to invest in each other in smart city tie-up: Report

    Toyota Motor Corp and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp will form a capital tie-up to work together in smart-city development, making large investments in each other, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday.

  • PM's constituency Varanasi among 20 best performing Smart Cities to guide 'laggard' ones Feb 09, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    PM's constituency Varanasi among 20 best performing Smart Cities to guide 'laggard' ones

    The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has paired up 20 best performing cities with the 20 bottom cities and they will work as "sister cities".

  • Tech Mahindra bags Rs 500cr smart city project from Pune's PCMC Dec 12, 2019 01:36 PM IST

    Tech Mahindra bags Rs 500cr smart city project from Pune's PCMC

    Through this project, Tech Mahindra will engage with more than 15 lakh citizens of PCMC in Pune district by enabling technology-led transformation to convert it into a smart and sustainable city.

  • Gurugram-based firm M3M signs MoU with Swedish firm to develop climate neutral smart city Dec 03, 2019 10:28 PM IST

    Gurugram-based firm M3M signs MoU with Swedish firm to develop climate neutral smart city

    The mixed use development spread across 165 acres has the potential to attract foreign investment of $2 billion.

  • Policy | Govt must treat Indian Tech as partners Nov 04, 2019 10:05 AM IST

    Policy | Govt must treat Indian Tech as partners

    New Delhi should shed its paternalistic way of looking at Bengaluru and Gurugram. After all India’s IT sector has led the biggest wealth creation in the history of our country.

  • Modi launches first greenfield smart industrial city Auric Sep 07, 2019 07:40 PM IST

    Modi launches first greenfield smart industrial city Auric

    The mega project in the parched region of Marathawada region of Maharashtra is part of the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor

  • The reality of Indian realty: Things may not be actually that bad May 23, 2019 08:58 AM IST

    The reality of Indian realty: Things may not be actually that bad

    A turnaround in fortunes for real estate is only a question of time. What explains this optimism is rising transparency and discipline in property dealings.

  • Piramal, Ivanhoe Cambridge to invest Rs 500 crore in Lodha's Palava City Feb 05, 2019 06:49 PM IST

    Piramal, Ivanhoe Cambridge to invest Rs 500 crore in Lodha's Palava City

    Palava City is an integrated smart city near Mumbai, with over 4,500 acres of land being developed across different phases.

  • Opinion | Wanted: A ban on poll promises by politicians that offer no details Jan 29, 2019 10:25 AM IST

    Opinion | Wanted: A ban on poll promises by politicians that offer no details

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi says his party would roll out guaranteed minimum income for the poor if it comes back to power. Such promises, in the absence of details, can be dangerous.

  • 33% of 5,151 Smart City projects completed: Report Dec 17, 2018 12:41 PM IST

    33% of 5,151 Smart City projects completed: Report

    The 100 selected ‘smart cities’ include projects worth Rs 2.05 lakh crore in their proposals

  • Bhubaneswar Art Trail: Residents open doors to house works of artists from across the globe Dec 12, 2018 10:09 PM IST

    Bhubaneswar Art Trail: Residents open doors to house works of artists from across the globe

    The Bhubaneswar Art Trail which is a public art exhibition features contemporary artists from Germany, France, Switzerland-USA, and India.

  • How renaming Allahabad helped designer come up with a wholesome logo for Prayagraj smart city Dec 02, 2018 06:55 PM IST

    How renaming Allahabad helped designer come up with a wholesome logo for Prayagraj smart city

    "Initially, a logo was created with the letter 'A' (for Allahabad) showing a confluence of two rivers -- the Ganga and the Yamuna. The logo was in final phase awaiting approval when the news of the city getting a name-change appeared, and I had to start afresh," said Abhinav Basak, an IIT Kanpur PhD scholar researching Visual Ergonomics of Graphical User Interface, who had also submitted his entry.

  • Singapore's Surbana Jurong wins Pimpri Chinchwad smart city contract Jul 11, 2018 08:15 AM IST

    Singapore's Surbana Jurong wins Pimpri Chinchwad smart city contract

    The project was awarded to international consultants KPMG, in partnership with Surbana Jurong, by Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City Limited, a special purpose vehicle set up at the Pimpri Chinchwad city level to implement its smart city mission.

  • Nearly 6,000 delegates likely to attend Smart City Expo in Rajasthan Jun 14, 2018 09:48 AM IST

    Nearly 6,000 delegates likely to attend Smart City Expo in Rajasthan

    Gupta said the Expo will be organised from September 26 to 28, in which nearly 6,000 delegates from different countries are likely to participate.

  • ABB: Earnings visibility well captured in valuation May 10, 2018 03:52 PM IST

    ABB: Earnings visibility well captured in valuation

    The management expects projects from Power Grid to slowdown but at the same time is hopeful of fresh orders from state utilities and transmission.

  • Smart City Mission: Tech giants showing interest in setting up smart city centres, says official Apr 29, 2018 01:17 PM IST

    Smart City Mission: Tech giants showing interest in setting up smart city centres, says official

    According to the housing and urban affairs ministry official, HP and Siemens are working to set up such a centre in Bhopal, while Bosch, Cisco, Efkon and Rolta are participating in the development of a 'smart' centre in Varanasi.

  • Anti-parking crackdown in Srinagar drives residents crazy Apr 08, 2018 12:00 PM IST

    Anti-parking crackdown in Srinagar drives residents crazy

    Adjudicating a public interest litigation on transport and traffic problems in the state, the high court has ordered the traffic police to curb unauthorised roadside parking to ensure a smooth traffic.

  • Centre to review smart city tag for New Town Kolkata: Hardeep Singh Puri Mar 21, 2018 06:40 PM IST

    Centre to review smart city tag for New Town Kolkata: Hardeep Singh Puri

    New Town Kolkata was selected under the mission in May 2016. Nearly three months later, a senior state minister, however, had said that West Bengal would not be a part of the Centre's smart city project.

  • GIFT City CEO Ajay Pandey: We have a commitment of close to Rs 11k crore for commercial development Mar 20, 2018 12:47 PM IST

    GIFT City CEO Ajay Pandey: We have a commitment of close to Rs 11k crore for commercial development

    On the residential side, about Rs 2,000 crore worth of investment expected. As many as 350 affordable units to be handed over in the first week of May

  • Smart City slot for Shillong kept on hold due to polls: Government Feb 25, 2018 10:56 AM IST

    Smart City slot for Shillong kept on hold due to polls: Government

    Under the scheme, each city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects.

  • MoU signed for 65-storey Twin Tower Trade Centre in smart city Guwahati Feb 02, 2018 09:08 PM IST

    MoU signed for 65-storey Twin Tower Trade Centre in smart city Guwahati

    The 65-storey structure expected to emerge as a major trade and business gateway to Southeast Asia.

  • Pasighat Smart City SPV to get Rs 194 cr in first instalment Jan 31, 2018 10:46 AM IST

    Pasighat Smart City SPV to get Rs 194 cr in first instalment

    The minister wrote the reply to a letter by the Congress MP from Arunachal East Parliament constituency regarding constitution of SPV and release of fund to Pasighat Smart City.

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