India will have to accommodate another 700 million city dwellers over the next 20 years, which has led its government to announce plans to set up two smart cities in every state.
In India, where there are cities struggling to provide even basic amenities to their tax-paying citizens, a village in Gujarat—Punsari—is equipped with modern amenities like CCTV cameras, WiFi and a renewable energy power station. However, a decade back, this remote village was not privy to even basic facilities like electricity and water.
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.
Thomson Reuters says exploring options for IP & Science business; India's pursuit for upgrading its rail network has fetched GE a whopping $ 2.6 billion contract for a 11-year period.
Easier rules will come as a lifeline for fund-starved developers engaged in private township projects, say experts.
The Urban Development minister was speaking at the 'National Strategy Day on India' organised by the World Economic Forum and industry body CII. The move is aimed at easing doing of business in India.
The two projects one at Mukarba Chowk Panipat Toll Road and the other at Kundli Manesar Expressway are likely to decongest traffic in Delhi, and ease mobility within the six major states.
The Indian state plans to deploy the funds to improve basic infra in 32 mission cities Rs.8,279 cr investment proposed in 5 years to ensure water and sewerage connections to all urban households.
Pratap Padode, Founder and Director, Smart Cities Council India talks about the IT infrastructure requirements in a smart city.
As India progresses towards building Smart Cities, we at Smart Cities Council India spoke to Jatin Singh, CEO, of India's first private weather forecasting company – Skymet, about the tools required for good weather forecasting and action plan in case of any natural disaster.