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
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
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 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.
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".
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.
The mixed use development spread across 165 acres has the potential to attract foreign investment of $2 billion.
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.
The mega project in the parched region of Marathawada region of Maharashtra is part of the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
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.
Palava City is an integrated smart city near Mumbai, with over 4,500 acres of land being developed across different phases.
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.
The 100 selected ‘smart cities’ include projects worth Rs 2.05 lakh crore in their proposals
The Bhubaneswar Art Trail which is a public art exhibition features contemporary artists from Germany, France, Switzerland-USA, and India.
"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.
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.
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.
The management expects projects from Power Grid to slowdown but at the same time is hopeful of fresh orders from state utilities and transmission.
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.
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.
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.
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
Under the scheme, each city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects.
The 65-storey structure expected to emerge as a major trade and business gateway to Southeast Asia.
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.