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Fluentgrid helps kick start Visakhapatnam’s smart city agenda with the launch of the City Command Centre


June 27, 2016, Visakhapatnam: As a first step to revitalizing Vizag into a smarter and more sustainable city, Fluentgrid Limited(Formerly Phoenix IT Solutions Ltd.) helps Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC)set up and launch a state-of-the-art centralized City Command Center.

India will significantly improve the liveability of its cities within the next 20-30 years


Indian cities are growing rapidly in terms of population and size. One of the unique characteristics of India's urbanisation is that we have latecomer's advantage. Most countries in the world urbanised much earlier. We have the opportunity to learn from their experience and put the latest technology to use to support our urbanisation.

Planning for smart cities? Here’s the India readiness guide


Setting the platform for collaboration between local government and technology providers, the Smart Cities Council India on Wednesday launched the Indian readiness guide to help urban planners understand the framework of a smart city and take steps to improve infrastructure.

Selection of 'smart cities' process most credible: Pratap Padode


Pratap Padode, founder of the consulting firm ‘Smart Cities Council’ in India believes the selection of the cities said the selection process was most transparent and it was a credible exercise.Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced the first list of 20 cities today that will be developed to have basic infrastructure. Assured water and power supply, sanitation and solid waste management systems, efficient urban mobility and public transportation, IT connectivity, e-governance and citizen participation are some of the highlights of the initiative.

Funds for winning cities to be made available by year end: Director, Smart Cities Council


Indian government has unveiled the list of 20 smart cities that will be the first to receive funds among the 100 cities listed by the Modi government. The 20 smart cities are Bhuvneshwar, Pune, Jaipur, Surat, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Vishakapatnam, Sholapur, Dhavangiri, Indore, NDMC, Coimbatore, Kakinada, Belgaum, Udaipur, Guwahati, Chennai, Ludhiana & Bhopal.



The Central government has announced the list of the first cities which will be developed as Smart Cities. Belagavi (Karnataka), Udaipur, Guwahati, Chennai, Ludhiana and Bhopal, Surat, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Visakhapatnam, Solapur (Maharashtra), Davanagere (Karnataka), Indore, New Delhi Municipal Council (Delhi), Coimbatore, Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), Bhubaneswar, Pune and Jaipur. Bhubaneswar topped the list followed by Pune and Jaipur.