Use of technology to increase transparency and accountability and transfer maximum benefit to the consumer reflects a 360-degree approach of a ‘Government in Action’.
With an inventory of more than 1,35,000 bridges on one single platform, Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) which was launched last year, has now become the largest platform in the world.
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.
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.
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.
In a first of its kind Index to be introduced in the country, India has launched City Liveability Index where quality of life in 116 major cities will be assessed.
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.
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.
Day-to-day weather variations have an impact on load demand and energy production, transport and distribution management, as well as energy prices. Extreme events such as heat waves or cold waves, wind storms or floods can have dramatic consequences on the production means or the electrical grid of a country including physical damage to the infrastructure.
In a step towards being smart, the Patiala Municipal Corporation (PMC) will deploy underground solid waste bins in the city to tackle its waste issues, and the corporation has already identified 12 sites for the same.