The sixth-largest city in India – Chennai – is now also the sixth Indian city to get its own Metro Rail following the likes of Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kolkata and Bengaluru. The entire network will cover 45 km in Phase I, with 32 stations, for an investment of Rs 14,600 crore...
Building a Smart City involves high cost, while globally the market size of the Smart Cities is pegged around $ 1.5 trillion, back home in India the government estimates to spend close to Rs 7 lakh crore (approx $ 105 billion) under its ambitious '100 Smart Cities' Mission.
The ministry recently unveiled the roadmap for financing smart cities at a workshop organised in New Delhi for 40 cities. Urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu, apart from foreign borrowing, has proposed to link user charges in urban areas to inflation and quality of services to raise financing for the 'Smart Cities' Mission.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has launched a mobile app 'BMC Sampark' under its new initiative 'My City My Pride' to solve its basic civic problems including keeping its surroundings clear. Read on to find out how it is done...
IBM has done over 2,500 Smart Cities projects around the world and they are bringing this experience to India programme. IBM is working closely with the Indian government on institutional capacity building. IBM believes that most of the 'Smart Cities' projects are self-sustaining.
US assistant secretary of state for south and central Asia affairs, Nisha Biswal, had affirmed deep interest of US companies in making investments in Haryana, and initiated bilateral trade opportunities.
The Union Urban Development Ministry on Thursday approved allotment of Rs 192 crore under the Smart City Mission for 96 off the 98 selected cities. Each of the cities received Rs 2 crore for preparing Smart City plan.
While in India, waste management is the most neglected area among civic services offered by ULBs, this town in Japan segregates waste into 34 categories. Read on…
Commissioner and Mayor, including the elected body of the corporation, Public Participation, a Consultant, who has the technical know-how, and the Mentor will be the four pillars that will prepare the proposal for each of the 10 cities, which will be submitted to Centre at the end of October.
Navi Mumbai, one of the largest planned townships in the world, has renowned for the clean public places, its sewage water treatment system, and solid waste management. And these ranking will further enhance the reputation of the city.