Surat, being the centre of opportunities for laborers and investors, has attracted migrants from nearby rural areas and cities. This has increasing the demand for intra-city transportation. In the year 2006, Surat Municipal Corporation’s (SMC) limits were increased from 112.28 sq km to 326.515 sq km.
Smart City Concepts
India’s railroad is the backbone of the country’s inland transportation system for both passengers and freight, and it’s growing steadily to meet the demands of larger cities and an increasing population. GE was selected to provide Indian Railways with 1,000 diesel locomotives and the manufacturing facilities needed to build them as part of the country’s rail modernization effort. Read the story for details.
The Dehradun Municipal Corporation, Municipal Commissioner, Nitin Singh Bhadauria says that they are in in the process of preparing a detailed Smart City Plan and propose to involve various stakeholders including city residents.
21 startups from Microsoft Ventures Portfolio showcased simple smart city apps and solutions, which are not only easy to implement but also low-cost at the 'Smart City Startups Conclave' organised by Microsoft in association with the Telangana government.
IL&FS & GIFTCL sign MoU with Siemens to develop state-of-the-art, smart, city-level mobility solutions for moving people both within the GIFT city and between other nodes.
Better drinking water supply, more sanitation facilities and need improved transport system were some of the key pain points highlighted from the ides, feedback and suggestions generated from the zonal-level meets.
The global networking giant to bear nearly 50 per cent of the project cost in the form of materials and expertise, and will work in association with e-Centric Solutions, a group company of Paradigm IT to implement its smart city conept on the busy MG Road.
Appointed consultant, Jones Lang La Salle, key officials from the civic body, industry and general public representatives put forward their suggestions on the smart city development plan; the focus seemed on inclusive development, while keeping the heritage culture intact.
Besides organising seminars and presentations on the project for the citizens, the appointed firm appointed Project Management Consultancy will also conduct essay and drawing competition to feel the pulse of the students.
The urban development ministry plans to bring best of the brains from across the world for the camp in Delhi next week to educate and help Mayors, municipal heads of over 200 ULBs in preparing the Smart City Plan