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Cycle sharing project to solve Bengaluru’s air pollution problem


In coming months, Bengaluru will witness a massive public bicycle sharing (PBS) project proposed by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT). The project, with around 4,000 cycle and 350 docking points, is touted to be India’s largest cycle-sharing project.

Railways’ online exam helps save 4 lakh trees and 319 crore paper sheets


Conducting a nationwide paperless examination is not an easy task. The Indian Railways (IR)—in a massive saving drive—has saved over 4 lakh trees and 319 crore paper sheets just by adopting online test by replacing bulky, multi-lingual question booklets.

Kakinada to transform lives of 3.25 lakh citizens through real-time governance


Andhra Pradesh’s Kakinada city—chosen among the first 20 cities in the first phase of the Smart City Mission—has [finally] shown some movement towards the mission. The city authority has appointed Sterlite Tech to serve as a system integrator for the smart city project, which aims to bring in transformational changes in the life of over 3.25 lakh citizens of Kakinada, through real-time governance and efficient delivery of citizen services.

Smart parking, cycling track, command and control centre & many more for Chandigarh


With India’s Smart City Mission completing its second anniversary last month, a number of smart cities announced a slew of projects. One of them was Chandigarah. The Chandigarh Smart City Mission launched cycling track, Smart City operations centre, subway, smart parking and urban park under its pan-city development plan.

Haryana gets integrated solid waste management project (& it will generate 10 MW)


In coming days, Gurugram and Faridabad Municipal Corporation will be developing first of ok its kind Integrated solid waste management project. This project will cost around Rs 430 crore and will use advanced technology to collect, transport, process and dispose daily waste of over 1,250 tonne per day from both Gurugram and Faridabad regions.

Now, Varanasi Smart City to be built on BIM model


One of the oldest living city of the world—Varanasi—has utmost historic and cultural importance for the entire country. It has organically evolved over hundreds of years. The city needs to be turned into Smart City, without altering its basic fabric. Approach of Area Based Development (ABD) will be taken along with the pan city solutions.

Ahmedabad Smart City adopts contactless cards


The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched Janmitra RuPay contactless cards in association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and ICICI Bank for Ahmedabad Smart City. With this, Ahmedabad will be the third city in India to go live on RuPay contactless after Kochi and Bengaluru.