Connecting citizens with caregivers through the power of data

Tue, 2020-08-11 16:29 -- SCC India Staff

Citizens are demanding more-personalized and accessible healthcare. From detecting early warning signs of ill health in individual patients to the way public areas are monitored to ensure safety and sanitation, there are many ways government administrations can improve public health in their city.

Managing bio-medical waste! (Punjab uses bar code system to track waste)

Fri, 2020-08-07 15:12 -- SCC India Staff

To ensure the scientific management of bio-medical waste (BMW), a bar code system is being used in all government and private hospitals across Punjab. The state's Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that considering BMW as the most hazardous and infectious, bar code system has been implemented thoroughly.

Construction of sewerage network system up for grabs in Silvassa Smart City

Fri, 2020-08-07 14:57 -- SCC India Staff

Silvassa Smart City has floated tender for implementation of 24x7 water supply system. The scope of work involves implementation of 24x7 water supply system including rehabilitation of WTPs of capacity four MLD, 15 MLD and electromechanical works for pumping machinery.

NEC, Urban Mass Transit tie-up to offer one-stop solution for State road transport corporations

Fri, 2020-07-31 14:14 -- SCC India Staff

NEC Technologies India (NEC India) and Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC) has entered into an agreement to jointly develop and deliver intelligent mobility solutions in rural and urban India. NEC Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, while UMTC is a joint venture of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.

IRB Infrastructure wins bid for Rs 21.93 bn BOT project under Bharatmala in West Bengal

Fri, 2020-07-31 14:08 -- SCC India Staff

IRB Infrastructure Developers (IRB), among India’s leading and the largest highways infrastructure developers, is now set to enter the Eastern territory of India. The company has emerged as a preferred bidder for BOT project of six-laning of the national corridor NH-19 from Dankuni to Palsit stretch of 63.83 km in West Bengal, with a project cost of Rs 21.93 billion.

Smart city entails end-to-end connectivity with robust security system in place (Leaptor offers products to meet the aforesaid objectives)

Fri, 2020-07-31 14:02 -- SCC India Staff

Urbanisation is now becoming the most happening global phenomenon. According to the United Nations report, about 68 per cent of the world's population will reside in urban areas by 2050. More and more people will be migrating to the metro region, putting more pressure on urban planning. Policymakers will need to optimise the management of their communities to create sustainable economic stability.

Rajkot adds another feather to its cap (becomes 1st city to get IGBC certification)

Fri, 2020-07-31 13:41 -- SCC India Staff

After bagging the prestigious title of ‘National Capital of India 2019-20’ by winning the global climate challenge last month, Rajkot has added another feather to its cap by becoming the first city to get the crucial Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) certification for the Raiya Smart City.

Tamil Nadu’s Vellore Smart City issues tender for 1.2 MW of ground-mounded solar projects

Sat, 2020-07-25 13:29 -- SCC India Staff

Tamil Nadu’s Vellore Smart City (VSCL) has issued a tender for a 1.2 MW of ground-mounded solar power project. The project will be installed at the sewage treatment plant area near the Palar river in Vellore City Municipal Corporation.

Now, e-challans for violating traffic rules in Gurugram

Sat, 2020-07-25 11:48 -- SCC India Staff

As per the data from safer roads for Gurugram, there were 1,149 accidents reported in 2019 of which 48 per cent were caused by speeding. Speeding, jumping a traffic signal, drunk driving are a few of the traffic violations that contribute to the rising number of accidents on city roads.

Chandigarh’s unique idea to tackle air pollution (Dec onwards residents can hire e-bikes to travel across the city)

Sat, 2020-07-25 11:38 -- SCC India Staff

Come December, residents of Chandigarh will be able to rent e-bikes from around 60 cycle docks across the city, in addition to the ordinary cycles. The initial plan of the public bicycle sharing system comprised only ordinary cycles.

Alfaa UV’s Stero 360 UV sanitizer sees rise in demand amid COVID 19 pandemic

Fri, 2020-07-17 17:51 -- SCC India Staff

STERO 360 is conveniently portable from one room to another, due to its suitable dimensions. Surface disinfection happens without directly touching any object, thus ensuring the least chances of the machine being contaminated in any way.

Soon, Indorites can pay all civic service-related payments via smart mobility card

Fri, 2020-07-17 16:46 -- SCC India Staff

To facilitate the introduction of Centre’s ‘One Nation One Card’ scheme, the Indore Smart City Development (ISCDL) would soon launch smart mobility cards in the city. The ‘One Nation One Card’ scheme enables people to pay multiple types of transport charges and retail purchase across the country.

Using smart tech for public security (372 “smart” cameras to keep an eye on traffic, criminals in Karnal)

Fri, 2020-07-17 16:40 -- SCC India Staff

Motorists often try to sneak past traffic junctions without a helmet or by jumping signals whenever a policeman is not around. Now, few will be able to take such chances in Karnal. As many as 472 smart surveillance cameras will be installed in Karnal under the smart city project to monitor traffic movement and keep tabs on criminal activities.

Now Indore’s bulk waste generators to be geo-tagged

Fri, 2020-07-17 16:24 -- SCC India Staff

All bulk waste generators across Indore will soon be geo-tagged by the Indore civic body for real-time monitoring and data collection of waste collected from them. The number of bulk waste generators in the city is also set to increase following changes in criteria for bulk waste generators for Swachh Survekshan 2021.

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GIS-based master plans for 56 new ULBs in Telangana

Fri, 2020-07-10 14:19 -- SCC India Staff

As part of its efforts to ensure planned growth and infrastructure expansion in the newly-formed Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the State, the State Government is planning to make effective use of technology, including Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping to identify, map and demarcate different places and plan initiatives accordingly

Soon Prayagraj residents to enjoy greener surroundings (to follow Japan’s Miyawaki technique)

Fri, 2020-07-10 14:05 -- SCC India Staff

Prayagraj residents would soon be able to enjoy greener surroundings and breathe cleaner air as the municipal corporation gets ready to increase the tree cover in the city using the famous Japanese Miyawaki technique. The Miyawaki technique involves the usage of DP manure, wood sawdust, vermicompost and insecticide as fertilisers for the soil.

Digital India: Hyderabad’s Rs 500-cr smart data center to process 4k million transactions per month

Fri, 2020-07-10 13:56 -- SCC India Staff

The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), the umbrella organisation for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India, will be setting up its own tier IV, smart data center at an investment of Rs 500 crore at Narsingi, Hyderabad.

Videonetics joins Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program (to provide AI- & deep learning-powered video computing platform)

Fri, 2020-07-10 13:25 -- SCC India Staff

Videonetics has announced that it has joined the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to provide their AI and Deep Learning powered Unified Video Computing Platform (UVCP) to diverse industries such as smart cities, aviation, enterprise and manufacturing, amongst others.

Cycles4Change Challenge to support smart cities to implement cycling-friendly projects

Fri, 2020-07-03 12:14 -- SCC India Staff

The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has launched the India Cycles4Change Challenge to support smart cities to implement cycling-friendly projects in response to the Covid-19. In the first phase, 10 cities will be selected and will receive technical support from the Centre and also a reward of Rs 1 crore each.

Disposing waste scientifically! (J&K’s Bandipora is the latest to join the bandwagon)

Fri, 2020-07-03 12:04 -- SCC India Staff

Bandipora’s District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar called for scientific disposal of solid waste in the district and directed the Municipal Committee Bandipora to come up with a plan after consulting experts for the same.

280-km-long Chambal Expressway between Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh!

Fri, 2020-07-03 11:57 -- SCC India Staff

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Shipping and the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, announced a new road project—Chambal Expressway—to facilitate traffic between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

New rainwater harvesting project to be implemented in 1k government-run schools in Vadodara

Fri, 2020-07-03 11:45 -- SCC India Staff

Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, inaugurated a rainwater harvesting project, which will be implemented in 1,000 government-run schools in Vadodara district at the cost of Rs 6 crore. This ambitious project will be aimed at storing around 10 crore litres of rain water every year.

SenRa, CareBand tie-up to deploy smart solutions to safeguard citizens against Covid-19 in India

Fri, 2020-07-03 11:26 -- SCC India Staff

SenRa, a pan-India LoRaWAN public network operator, and CareBand, an innovative healthcare-focused wearable technology company, announced their collaboration to deploy smart solutions in India to safeguard citizens in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chhattisgarh’s largest solid waste processing plant to manage waste using scientific techniques

Fri, 2020-06-26 16:56 -- SCC India Staff

Chhattisgarh’s biggest solid waste processing plant was commissioned at the outskirts of state capital. The project would be implemented by Delhi MSW Solutions (DMSWSL), a subsidiary of Hyderabad based Ramky Enviro Engineers.

MNRE’s waste-to-energy program to promote projects for recovering energy from MSW

Fri, 2020-06-26 16:48 -- SCC India Staff

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that its waste-to-energy program would be extended beyond March 31, 2020. It said that the program would continue without any changes to its scope, nature, or coverage.

J&K Smart Cities update: 24 projects worth Rs 1k cr under progress; tenders for 42 projects worth Rs 1.2k cr floated

Fri, 2020-06-19 19:14 -- SCC India Staff

The Jammu and Kashmir Government said that 24 smart city projects of worth Rs 1,065 crore under progress while the tenders for 42 developmental works costing Rs 1,213 crore have been floated.

NITI Aayog proposes plan to privatize Delhi Metro under PPP model

Fri, 2020-06-19 19:09 -- SCC India Staff

The Delhi Metro is by far the largest and busiest metro in India, and second oldest after the Kolkata Metro. Delhi Metro has been operating with a loss on an EBT basis since 2010, although the loss has reduced after 2015-16. EBITDA margin declined from 73 per cent in Fiscal 2007 to 27 per cent in Fiscal 2016-17 before improving to 30 per cent in 2017-18.

Chandigarh’s Integrated Command & Control Center to help in disaster management & smarter governance

Fri, 2020-06-19 19:05 -- SCC India Staff

The Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) signed a contract with Bharat Electronics (BEL) for implementation of the Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC). K K Yadav, commissioner, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and CEO, Chandigarh Smart City signed the contract on behalf of CSCL and Prabha Goyal, General Manager, Panchkula represented BEL.

App to track hazardous Covid-19 bio-medical waste

Fri, 2020-06-12 15:50 -- SCC India Staff

With the disposal of Covid-19 waste posing a big health and environment risk, especially in the wake of reports of improper disposal, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has moved in to regulate it by starting daily online tracking of the waste generated and disposed of by coronavirus testing laboratories, waste generators and disposal facilities.

Developing sustainable plastic waste management practices

Fri, 2020-06-12 15:33 -- SCC India Staff

Recykal, a digital technology company in the waste management space, announced a pan-India partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) for Project Prithvi, a joint initiative for developing sustainable plastic waste management practices in the country.

Gurugram floats tender to set up dedicated flood control room

Fri, 2020-06-05 10:58 -- SCC India Staff

The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has floated tenders to set up a dedicated flood control room near the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. Once operational, the control room will serve as a nodal centre from where necessary machines and equipment can be dispersed to waterlogged spots across the city during the monsoon.

Karnataka proposes to convert 4 heritage cities—Mysuru, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura & Ballari—“smart”

Fri, 2020-06-05 10:16 -- SCC India Staff

Seven cities in Karnataka—Bengaluru, Tumakuru, Mangaluru, Shivamogga, Belagavi, Davangere and Hubballi-Dharwad—are being developed under the Smart City project. Now the Karnataka Government has proposed to develop four heritage cities under the Smart City Project of the Union Government.

Projects worth Rs 500 crore up for grabs in Gujarat

Fri, 2020-06-05 10:07 -- SCC India Staff

The Gujarat Water Infrastructure has floated tenders for Chavand Bulk Pipeline Project. The scope of work involves design, construction and operation for Navda to Gadhada (Package-1, NC-39) bulk pipeline including ROU, construction of RCC U/G sump, pump house, SITC of pumping machinery and ancillary works at Navda Pumping Station including 10 years comprehensive operation

Covid-19 impact: Deadline of Chandigarh’s ongoing smart city projects extended by 2 months

Fri, 2020-05-29 11:41 -- SCC India Staff

The Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) has extended deadline of all ongoing projects by two months due to the time lost during the lockdown. CSCL CEO KK Yadav said although all allotted works had been restarted, the deadline had been extended by two months.

Hubballi-Dharwad’s 340 kWP rooftop solar PV system project up for grabs

Sun, 2020-05-24 20:58 -- SCC India Staff

The Hubballi Dharwad Smart City Limited (HDSCL), Karnataka has issued a tender for the commissioning of rooftop solar PV systems worth approximately 340 kWP on discount over retail tariff basis on net metering or gross metering at multiple locations owned by the Hubballi Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC).

See how Dehradun smart city is combating COVID-19

Fri, 2020-05-15 17:42 -- SCC India Staff

Dehradun Smart City Limited (DSCL) has utilized the Integrated Command and Control Centre for monitoring and surveillance activities in the fight against Covid-19. DSCL authorities have worked in collaboration with the District Administration in planning and management of the requirements for combating COVID-19.

Bhopal embraces smart restroom monitoring system for social distancing in public toilets

Fri, 2020-05-15 17:09 -- SCC India Staff

A Bhopal-based startup company has developed Smart Restroom Monitoring System (SRMS) which consists of smart supervising equipment for the public washrooms to ensure cleanliness, hygiene and social distancing amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Tamil Nadu to build captive liquid biomedical waste treatment plants at 20 major hospitals

Fri, 2020-05-08 12:11 -- SCC India Staff

Though there is no scientific evidence to prove that coronavirus transmission happens through sewage, the State government is planning to build captive liquid biomedical waste treatment plants in 20 major hospitals.

L&T to test AI & ML-assisted techs to combat COVID-19 (partners with 20 city administrations)

Fri, 2020-05-08 12:02 -- SCC India Staff

L&T has partnered with over 20 city administrations across India to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. To aid surveillance, the company is bringing out the many AI and ML assisted technologies that it is piloting for smart cities projects.

Smart bin systems developed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through waste generated at hospitals

Fri, 2020-05-08 11:41 -- SCC India Staff

An IIT-Madras-incubated start-up, Antariksh Waste Ventures, has developed an Internet of Things-enabled (IoT) smart bin system to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus or Covid-19 through waste generated at vulnerable contagion points such as hospitals, clinics, public bins and quarantine hotspots.

Coronavirus shadow over Bhubaneswar’s smart city projects

Thu, 2020-04-30 17:49 -- SCC India Staff

With construction work coming to a grinding halt for around a month, there is a big poser on completion of a number of projects implemented by the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) in the capital. Work of five to six projects, including two multi-level car parking (MLCPs) facilities, Smart Janpath project and BMC-ICOMC building was in progress in full swing prior to lockdown.

Trichy to resume work on smart cities mission projects

Thu, 2020-04-30 17:38 -- SCC India Staff

Using available raw materials and manpower, the Trichy Corporation is likely to resume construction work on stalled smart cities mission projects this week onwards. Except for Chathiram bus stand redevelopment project, all other smart cities mission projects were put on hold following the lockdown.

Smart city projects up for grabs! (Kerala Road Fund Board floats tenders)

Thu, 2020-04-30 17:22 -- SCC India Staff

The Kerala Road Fund Board has invited bids for selection of contractor for development of smart roads and underground ducting including utility shifting of water supply and power lines in ABD area in Thiruvananthapuram of under Smart City Mission (PWD Roads).

UP’s largest city ropes in Tech Mahindra to deploy AI tool for administrative work

Fri, 2020-04-24 15:57 -- SCC India Staff

The Kanpur Smart City (KSCL) has established an artificial intelligence tool for administration work to be carried out during the ongoing nationwide lockdown. KSCL has roped in Tech Mahindra to set up a Covid-19 control room to manage tracking of coronavirus patients, lockdown violations, supply of essential items and health supplies, among others.

Europe-based company forms Indian consortium to develop smart cities, low-cost housing

Fri, 2020-04-24 15:50 -- SCC India Staff

A&M Development Group, Europe’s leading infrastructure development company, has announced that it will be establishing its office in India as Oberoi-A&M Infra-Consortium (under incorporation), and along with Polaris Energy Resources Inc (USA) will develop & construct mega projects in India – including low cost housing and smart cities – via the EPC + Finance model.

Relevancy and empathy during the COVID-19 crisis - a letter from the Smart Cities Council

Tue, 2020-04-21 21:33 -- Philip Bane

We have delayed publishing this letter as we have been busy working with cities and our partners during this global crisis. Our teams in ASEAN, Australia, India and North America have been working with cities and other liked minded organizations to do what they can to relieve suffering.
Our actions are guided by empathy, relevance and agility.

Sanitizing Uttar Pradesh districts! (56 fire tenders flagged off by UP CM)

Thu, 2020-04-16 11:40 -- SCC India Staff

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flagged off a fleet of 56 fire tenders, which have been engaged for launching a statewide sanitization drive. These fire tenders will be used for spraying sodium hypochlorite, which releases chlorine to check spread of novel Covid-19.

Guideline for managing biomedical waste linked to Covid-19 revised

Thu, 2020-04-16 11:31 -- SCC India Staff

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued a revised guideline about management of biomedical waste linked to Covid-19, outlining roles of urban local bodies and state pollution control boards in handling and treatment of waste generated by those quarantined at home.

Development projects worth Rs 10 bn hampered in Nashik due to Covid-19 lockdown

Thu, 2020-04-09 15:40 -- SCC India Staff

The 21-day lockdown owing to the Covid-19 outbreak has not only affected the lives of the citizens, but also impacted various developmental works (worth over Rs 10 billion) that were started by the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Nashik Municipal Smart City Development Corporation (NMSCDCL).

Pune, Surat, Bengaluru & Tumakuru use Command & Control Centers as Covid-19 war rooms

Tue, 2020-04-07 12:57 -- SCC India Staff

Smart Cities of Pune, Surat, Bengaluru and Tumakuru are using the integrated data dashboards, developed by the data analysts and data experts working with their ICCCs (also functioning as COVID-19 war rooms in many cities) to provide up-to-date information about the status of corona virus in different administrative zones of their cities.

World Bank to develop green, safe highways in India ($500 mn project approved!)

Fri, 2020-04-03 12:52 -- SCC India Staff

India’s road network of 5.48 million km carries 65 percent of freight traffic and 85 percent of passenger traffic. The traffic volume on the network has been growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.8 percent in the last six decades.

Uttar Pradesh to focus on cleaner drains, public toilets to prevent spread of Covid-19

Sat, 2020-03-28 14:33 -- SCC India Staff

Amid chief minister Yogi Adityanath announcing lockdown in 17 districts to get them sanitized in the wake of coronavirus threat, the Department of Urban Development has placed a slew of cleanliness measures to arrest its spread.

Now, a separate garbage collection system for people under home quarantine in Pune

Sat, 2020-03-28 13:23 -- SCC India Staff

A separate group of garbage collectors will collect and dispose of waste from the homes of people under home quarantine. “There will be a separate vehicle to collect and transport the waste generated in the houses of home quarantined persons.

Warangal to get a facelift!

Fri, 2020-03-20 16:09 -- SCC India Staff

The second largest city in the Telangana, Warangal, which is also referred to as tri-city since it consists of three towns—Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet—will soon witness rapid growth, with the State government giving it approval for the Master Plan prepared by the Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA).

Gujarat approves Rs 13.61 crore solar projects for water treatment plants

Fri, 2020-03-20 16:02 -- SCC India Staff

With a view to further promote ‘Green Energy’ in the State, the Gujarat Government has cleared proposals worth Rs 13.61 crore for installation of solar plants to power as many as 15 water treatment plant and/or sewage plants of 11 municipalities.

3 cities from Uttar Pradesh among top 10 Smart Cities in India

Fri, 2020-03-20 15:44 -- SCC India Staff

This year’s Smart City Rankings released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has been a cheer for Uttar Pradesh, as three of the state’s cities made it to the top 10 Smart Cities. Apart from Agra topping the list, Kanpur and Varanasi also made it to the top 10 securing third and seventh rank respectively.

Visakhapatnam to upgrade city’s public transportation

Thu, 2020-03-12 14:42 -- SCC India Staff

Following the State Government’s proposal to make Visakhapatnam the executive capital of the state, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has come up with a slew of measures to modernise public transportation. Recently, RTC vice chairman and managing director M Pratap announced the development.

Indore’s mission towards cleaner city (to use hi-tech aqua harvesters to keep water bodies clean)

Thu, 2020-03-12 14:22 -- SCC India Staff

Indore’s mission towards a cleaner city has been a rather rewarding one. Over the past few years, Indore has been pushing the boundaries with new technologies and powerful initiatives when it comes to keeping the city clean.

Now, BMC to paste QR code stickers at buildings to track waste collection

Thu, 2020-03-12 13:21 -- SCC India Staff

In a bid to map Mumbai’s actual waste collection from every area—what time it was collected from a particular society, is it being segregated into wet and dry and, if treated, what kind of treatment is used—the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will place QR code stickers outside every gated community.

e-taxis to help Delhi battle air pollution

Thu, 2020-03-12 13:13 -- SCC India Staff

At a time when India is battling air pollution, especially in the national capital and adjoining Ghaziabad, which have been designated as one of the most polluted cities across the globe as studies suggest, Prakriti E-Mobility, is soon to launch an app-based Electric Vehicle (EV) cab services called ‘Evera’ in Delhi-NCR.

Tenders floated for proposed ropeway project for Mumbai metro

Fri, 2020-02-28 14:45 -- SCC India Staff

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has floated a tender for the proposed ropeway project of the corridor-I between Mahavir Nagar Metro Station on Metro Line-2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar) to Pagoda in Gorai village on the basis of design, finance, build, operate, and transfer (DFBOT).

Soon, Kerala state & national highways to get 12,000 pairs of public toilets

Fri, 2020-02-28 13:01 -- SCC India Staff

The State and National Highways, criss-crossing Kerala, will soon have thousands of toilet complexes, thanks to an ambitious sanitation initiative drawn up by the Left government. The State Government is planning to set up 12,000 pairs of public toilets (for both men and women) on the highways.

Govt’s newly-devised 20:20 model to pair top 20 cities with bottom 20 (could boost lagging smart cities)

Fri, 2020-02-28 12:51 -- SCC India Staff

The Centre has devised a 20-20 model to pair the top 20 cities with the bottom 20 and help the lagging cities to kick-start the smartening up process by borrowing technical know-how and financial studies.

This startup to tackle wet waste management in Mangaluru

Fri, 2020-02-21 14:40 -- SCC India Staff

Ramakrishna Mission has launched a startup dedicated to handling wet waste, Mangala Resource Management Institute. Spurred by havoc wrought by the sliding down of waste from the landfill at Pachchanady into Mandarabailu in the monsoon, the startup is striving to ensure zero wet waste is put in the landfill.

2 indices introduced to improve quality of life & civic amenities

Wed, 2020-02-12 15:20 -- SCC India Staff

The Centre introduced two indices to improve the quality of life and civic amenities across major cities in the country. Apart from gauging the extent of civic services and quality of life in over 100 cities, the indices will throw up detailed data on each city. This will help the government formulate plans.

This latest tech from BARC to treat municipal sewage in Andhra (other States can take a cue)

Wed, 2020-02-12 14:55 -- SCC India Staff

The Minister for State for personnel, public grievances and pensions and Prime Minister’s office Dr Jitendra Singh said that Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has developed radiation technology for the treatment of municipal sewage.

Soon, Bhubaneswar to get “smart parking policy” to ease traffic woes

Wed, 2020-02-12 14:45 -- SCC India Staff

Taking note of the vehicular traffic rush in Bhubaneswar, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation is going to formulate a Smart parking policy very soon. The new parking policy will be jointly formulated by BMC, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Commissionerate Police.

Lucknow to replicate Indore’s cleanliness model

Fri, 2020-01-24 11:53 -- SCC India Staff

The Smart City Mission in Lucknow is set to ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the India Institute of Management (IIM), Indore. Indore has been adjudged the cleanest city in the country for three consecutive years in the Swacha Sarvekshan rankings by the Union Ministry of Urban Affairs.

Bangladesh to adopt Indore’s radio frequency based smart meter model

Fri, 2020-01-24 11:43 -- SCC India Staff

Indore has become the first city in the country to have 1 lakh smart electric meters in residential and commercial buildings. So far, 97,000 smart electric meters have been installed in the city. Soon, Bangladesh will adopt Indore’s radio frequency based smart meter project.

Pune Smart City’s ‘Smart Clinic’ initiative bags top award

Fri, 2020-01-24 10:53 -- SCC India Staff

The Pune Smart City Development Corporation (PSCDCL) has won a Union Government award for its Smart Clinic initiative under the category ‘social aspects’. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has started awards for India Smart Cities under the Smart Cities Mission to felicitate and recognise their efforts under different categories.

Why the Readiness Challenge Matters

Wed, 2020-01-15 19:05 -- Philip Bane

The 2020 Global Readiness Challenge is the result of many years of hard work including analysis of city needs, challenge design, outreach campaigns and over 45 workshops in North America alone. In this process we learned that face to face interactions at workshops and conferences, while essential in the learning process, failed to accelerate actual project planning.

Chhindwara peaks Madhya Pradesh’s ‘multiparameter’ ranking of urban cities

Fri, 2020-01-10 12:14 -- SCC India Staff

Focusing on comprehensive assessment of urban development, the Madhya Pradesh Government has released its own ranking. In contrast to the Union government rankings, the Madhya Pradesh Urban Administration and Housing Development (UAHD) rankings of municipal corporations has Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s assembly constituency Chhindwara on top, followed by Burhanpur and Dewas. Bhopal is rank of eighth and Indore is eleventh

Nashik to promote public cycle sharing project

Fri, 2020-01-10 12:06 -- SCC India Staff

The Nashik Municipal Smart City Development Corporation (NMSCDCL) has joined hands with the Nashik-based Nashik Cyclists Foundation (NCF) to encourage citizens to ride bicycle through various programs. In addition, ‘no-vehicle day’ will be implemented once a month as part of the promotional activities.

Jamshedpur bags top position as the cleanest city in India

Thu, 2020-01-02 12:04 -- SCC India Staff

Jamshedpur has bagged the top position in India having a population under 10 lakh as the cleanest city, according to the Central government’s cleanliness survey. Indore, the largest city as well as the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, has been adjudged as the cleanest city in the country for the fourth time in a row.

Now, bar code to keep tab on garbage collection in Lucknow

Thu, 2019-12-19 13:16 -- SCC India Staff

Keeping the Swachhta survey in mind, the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) will introduce bar coding through radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to ensure 100 per cent door-to-door garbage collection in the city. A bar code will be pasted outside every house in the city.

Thiruvananthapuram launches “Smart Trivandrum” card, modeled on Oyster card of London

Thu, 2019-12-19 12:51 -- SCC India Staff

The Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Ltd (SCTL) has announced that it will soon launch a multi-utility smart card under Smart City Mission and it will be named as Smart Trivandrum card. This Smart Trivandrum card is modeled on Oyster card, which is used for payment for public transport in London.

India seeks Swedish help to build climate-neutral smart city in Gurugram

Thu, 2019-12-19 12:00 -- SCC India Staff

Swedish companies will enable India to build its first climate-neutral Smart city in Gurugram. During Swedish royal family’s visit to India, Gurugram-based developer M3M signed an agreement with a Swedish company to develop 165-acre smart city project, which will attract foreign investment of $2 billion.

Gurugram becomes 1st city in Haryana to get Integrated Command and Control Centre

Thu, 2019-12-12 12:14 -- SCC India Staff

In a bid to create a “super smart city” by providing public services via technology, Gurugram has become the first city in Haryana to get an Integrated Command and Control Centre. Built for Rs 38 crore, the center was inaugurated by Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

Nashik to monitor water supply network through Scada project (hopes to bring down water wastage)

Fri, 2019-12-06 15:14 -- SCC India Staff

The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is planning to monitor water supply network in the city through Scada project and hopes to reduce the non-revenue water (NRW) losses from current 44 per cent to 20-25 per cent.

Soon, Odisha to adopt Tamil Nadu’s model for solid waste management

Fri, 2019-12-06 15:09 -- SCC India Staff

Solid waste management is a cause of concern for urban local bodies (ULBs) due to a rapid urbanization. In this view, the Urban Development Department of Odisha Government has decided to replicate Tamil Nadu’s model of Micro Composting Centre (MCC) for proper segregation and management of wet waste.

Gurugram 2.0 on the cards!

Fri, 2019-12-06 14:28 -- SCC India Staff

The Government of Haryana is sketching the blueprint of a “Dream City”, an urban settlement flanking Gurugram in the south. The proposed city is being touted as Gurugram 2.0 and is conceived to ease pressures of urbanization on Delhi and Gurugram.

For waste segregation, Mohali comes up with unique solution

Fri, 2019-11-22 10:57 -- SCC India Staff

The Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC) has constituted teams to check the ground reality of garbage segregation at source. Directions have been issued by the MC Commissioner, Bhupinder Pal Singh, to issue warnings to residents if found flouting the orders and not segregating garbage at source.

UN to improve sanitation & health facilities in Pink City (grants Rs 100 mn to set up sewage plant)

Tue, 2019-11-12 14:38 -- SCC India Staff

The United Nation Habitat has cleared a grant of Rs 100 million to Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) with the aim to improve sanitation and health facilities in Pink City. A team of UN Habitat visited the JMC headquarters and met mayor Vishnu Lahta and commissioner Vijay Pal Singh before meeting Smart City, police and RICCO officials.

Pothole-free roads in Bengaluru! (Corporation to fill up 15,000 potholes)

Tue, 2019-11-12 14:30 -- SCC India Staff

Following the steps from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to fix potholes and pay Rs 500 as compensation to citizens if their complaints were not taken up within 24 hours of being submitted, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has also announced that it will be filling up potholes in the city.

This small city in Kerala goes digital! (Launches e-governance facilities)

Tue, 2019-11-12 13:25 -- SCC India Staff

The Kollam Municipal Corporation (KMC), which governs the city of Kollam, has launched Intelligent Property Management System (IPMS) to regulate the recording and tax-fixing of properties and the e-governance facility, Integrated Management System (IMS).

Cleaning India’s polluted rivers (Clean Krishna-Godavari project gets Central nod)

Tue, 2019-11-12 13:04 -- SCC India Staff

On the lines of ‘Clean Ganga’ project, the Union Government has given its nod for ‘Clean Krishna – Godavari’ project, aimed at rejuvenation of the two major rivers in two Telugu States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Coimbatore to replicate Chennai’s amphibian-style equipment to clean water bodies

Fri, 2019-11-08 11:29 -- SCC India Staff

After Chennai, the Coimbatore Corporation is planning to procure an amphibian equipment to remove water hyacinth, weeds and silt from the city lakes. The civic body is planning to procure the equipment at a cost of Rs 8.5 crore under the smart city mission and has obtained approval from the high-power committee.

Now, Pune sets up dedicated centers for recycling low-value plastic

Fri, 2019-11-08 11:04 -- SCC India Staff

SWaCH has set up dedicated centers across Pune for daily recycling process, taking a step towards green future with proper plastic waste management. The plastic collected through these centers is being sent for recycling through which various products are made.

Hyderabad turns plastic waste into fuel! (Other cities can take a cue)

Thu, 2019-10-31 12:35 -- SCC India Staff

The Government of Telangana and ACC have entered into an agreement to convert plastic waste as fuel. In the past two months, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has collected 150 metric tonnes of plastic waste, with help from resident welfare organisations, NGOs and self-help groups.

New open source platform launched for smooth integration with smart city projects

Thu, 2019-10-31 12:21 -- SCC India Staff

Japan-based NEC Technologies India (NECTI) has launched a FIWARE-based smart cities platform in India. The new product from NECTI is based on FIWARE Foundation’s open source platform, which supports Next Generation Service Interfaces, a globally accepted open standard interface for data management.

Sebi to relax norms to allow smart cities raise funds through ‘Muni Bonds’

Thu, 2019-10-31 11:41 -- SCC India Staff

Sebi has relaxed norms for ‘Muni Bonds’ issuance to help smart cities as well as entities working in areas of city planning and urban development work, including municipalities, raise funds through debt securities. The decision comes after the board of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) approved norms in this regard in August.

Towards a cleaner city! (Kolkata to shift to electric public transport from 2030)

Thu, 2019-10-31 11:29 -- SCC India Staff

Recently, Kolkata was awarded the C40 award for “green mobility - low carbon commute transition” in Copenhagen. Keeping this in mind, the Transport Department of Kolkata plans to switch to electric vehicles for public transport in the city by 2030.

Improving last-mile connectivity! (Delhi Metro to run electric feeder buses)

Thu, 2019-10-31 10:55 -- SCC India Staff

Delhi Metro has taken a huge step to improve last-mile connectivity. The Delhi Metro feeder bus services for last-mile connectivity will be enhanced for passengers in the national capital as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to introduce more electric feeder buses soon.

Andhra Pradesh’s Rs 460 bn ‘Water Grid’ project aims safe drinking water

Thu, 2019-10-24 12:32 -- SCC India Staff

The Andhra Pradesh Government has launched an ambitious project to provide a drinking water connection to every household in the state by 2022. Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister P Ramachandra Reddy said that the State-wide water grid project would ensure supply of clean drinking water to every household from 2022 for at least the next 30 years.

Chandigarh drafts new policy for EVs (plans to register only EVs after 2030)

Thu, 2019-10-24 12:26 -- SCC India Staff

With the interest around electric mobility growing in India, many States are preparing to adopt mass-scale electric mobility, with some wanting to take a lead. Chandigarh is soon to join the list of regions in India having their own EV policy.

Now, Odisha plan to expand plastic ban to villages!

Thu, 2019-10-24 12:17 -- SCC India Staff

The Odisha Government has decided to expand the ban on single-use plastics across all villages from next year Gandhi Jayanti (2020). For this, they will soon issue a circular. Following the Centre’s footsteps, the Government introduced the ban in all 114 urban local bodies (ULBs) of the State on October 2 this year.

Solar tender floated for Raipur, Coimbatore & Aurangabad airports (3.7 MW up for grabs)

Thu, 2019-10-24 12:12 -- SCC India Staff

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued three different Request for Proposals (RfPs) for the procurement of a total of 3.7 MW of solar power through open access for the airports at Raipur, Coimbatore, and Aurangabad.

Uttar Pradesh to upgrade its highways (gets $400 mn loan from World Bank)

Fri, 2019-10-18 10:49 -- SCC India Staff

To upgrade and strengthen 500 kilometres of State highways as well as look for measures to reduce accidents and fatalities on roads, the Uttar Pradesh Government will get $400 million loan from World Bank. For this, an agreement was signed between the Government of India, Government of Uttar Pradesh and World Bank.

Bengaluru’s unique solution to effectively manage waste

Fri, 2019-10-18 10:44 -- SCC India Staff

To evaluate various technologies available for the onsite processing of wet waste by bulk generators and individual households, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has formed a high-level technical committee consisting of both Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials and KSPCB officials.

Ahmedabad chalks out plan to improve its infrastructure (to invest Rs 14.31 bn)

Fri, 2019-10-18 10:38 -- SCC India Staff

The Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) has come out with a plan to invest Rs 14.31 billion to construct new housing schemes, bridges and roads along with laying new drainage lines. In addition, the urban development body has also sought a soft loan of Rs 28 billion from Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund its future projects.

Nashik to implement green tech for construction of roads

Wed, 2019-10-09 16:41 -- SCC India Staff

Nashik’s Public Works Department (PWD) has decided to implement the green road technology across the State. As a result, about 90,000 km of roads in the State will get upgraded. The green road technology was tried and tested in Dindori and Igatpuri regions of the district recently.

Seven municipal corporations in UP to be developed as Smart Cities

Wed, 2019-10-09 16:10 -- SCC India Staff

During the cabinet meet, the Uttar Pradesh Government agreed to develop seven municipal corporations as Smart Cities. Ayodhya and Gorakhpur are part of the seven municipal corporations. Other five corporations include: Meerut, Ghaziabad, Firozabad, Mathura-Vrindavan and Shahjahanpur.

Meghalaya to build roads with plastic waste (other States can take a cue)

Wed, 2019-10-09 15:59 -- SCC India Staff

In a bid to curb plastic pollution, the Meghalaya Government is constructing roads made from plastic waste in Tura in West Garo Hills district. Recently, CMO Meghalaya took to its Twitter handle saying, “We made our first #PlasticRoad in #Meghalaya in 2018 in #Nongstoin followed by another one in #Tura in 2019

Making wealth out of temple waste! (Madurai temples show way in waste management)

Tue, 2019-10-01 17:57 -- SCC India Staff

The green temple initiative to manage the waste generated in 13 temples in Madurai city has started yielding manure thus becoming a model for segregation and management of waste at source. The program, which was launched in December, last year, is being organized under ITC Mission Sunehrakal.

France keen to develop smart city projects in Andhra Pradesh

Tue, 2019-10-01 17:48 -- SCC India Staff

France has shown a keen interest in having long term tie-up with Andhra Pradesh in infrastructure development, automobiles and renewable energy. A delegation of 39 heads of French companies called upon Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at his camp office in Tadepalli and held discussions on matters of mutual interest.

Punjab to research on clean air, water, soil & waste management (join hands with IIT Ropar)

Tue, 2019-09-24 16:23 -- SCC India Staff

The Punjab Government and the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar have signed an MoU with an objective to take up collaborative programs for research and innovation to boost economic growth and create quality jobs, and give impetus to promote research and innovation in the State through collaborative efforts.

Renault-Nissan, ICAT join hands for traffic data collection

Tue, 2019-09-24 15:56 -- SCC India Staff

In a bid to promote safer roads in India, Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India (RNTBCI) have joined hands with International Centre for Automotive Technology of India (ICAT) for collecting in-depth data of road accidents. The project will facilitate scientific data-driven approach towards safer roads in India.

Aurangabad to increase capacity of its water supply network (floats tenders worth Rs 12.51 cr)

Fri, 2019-09-20 11:35 -- SCC India Staff

To increase the capacity of the existing water supply network, the Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (ASCDCL) has floated tenders worth Rs 12.51 crore, which would increase the water supply by 5-10 MLD.

Bhubaneswar sets its sight on the future (to create new city in the suburbs)

Fri, 2019-09-20 11:24 -- SCC India Staff

To reduce congestion in the capital, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA)—a statutory agency that is responsible for the development and beautification of the city—is planning to create a new city, which will be known as ‘Bhubaneswar South City’.

Now, Kohima Smart City to spread awareness on plastic pollution & waste segregation

Fri, 2019-09-20 11:00 -- SCC India Staff

To spread awareness on plastic pollution and waste segregation as part of the ‘100 days Smart City Campaign on Sanitation,’ Kohima Smart City—in collaboration with the Green Team Kohima—is visiting government schools in Kohima town.

Mangaluru to replace old bus shelters with “smart” ones

Tue, 2019-09-10 11:06 -- SCC India Staff

Very soon, Mangaluru, which is the chief port city of Karnataka, will convert its 24 old bus shelters into smart ones. These smart bus shelters will provide real time transit data like route numbers, information on arriving buses with their estimated arrival time as well as information on bus route maps and guides.

100% scientific disposal of e-waste planned by Bhopal

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:39 -- SCC India Staff

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to make the city the first state capital to attain 100 per cent scientific disposal of e-waste. Bhopal produces upwards of 250MT of e-waste each year. It includes extremely toxic and harmful materials such as lead, cadmium and brominated flame retardants.

Modi inaugurates India’s first industrial integrated smart city!

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:29 -- SCC India Staff

The Aurangabad Industrial City (Auric) was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently. Auric is being developed at the Shendra and Bidkin nodes of the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor. The city, equipped with underground plug-n-play infrastructure, is planned for 50 years with the integration of information and communication technology.

50 more electric buses on the anvil for Goa

Fri, 2019-09-06 11:12 -- SCC India Staff

As part of the Central Government's initiative to promote eco-friendly public transportation, fifty electric buses will be added to Goa’s corporation fleet. These additional buses will operate on a public-private partnership basis and will be seen on Goa's roads by November, said Carlos Almeida, Chairman of Kadamba Transport Corporation.

Dehradun sets up plant to convert plastic waste into diesel!

Fri, 2019-09-06 11:03 -- SCC India Staff

A demonstration plant was inaugurated in Dehradun by Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan on August 28, 2019 for converting plastic waste to diesel based on at the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Now, Pune deploys 'Swachta Mitra' to promote zero garbage project

Fri, 2019-09-06 10:47 -- SCC India Staff

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has tied up with the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) to launch ‘Zero Waste Project’ under area based development project of the smart city. The organizers of the project have decided to deploy 30 Swachta Mitras for creating awareness about the initiative.

Urban poor in Haryana to be assisted with livelihood opportunities

Fri, 2019-08-30 11:23 -- SCC India Staff

The Haryana Government has decided to enhance the scope of National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) from 80 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to 86 ULBs in order to enable the poor and vulnerable urban poor household’s access to gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities under the NULM.

Wastewater recycling plant in CSEZ to ensure zero effluent discharge

Thu, 2019-08-22 16:58 -- SCC India Staff

Following the agitation by nearby residents over the effluent discharge to the Kalachal and Chathanattu canals by the units at Cochin Special Economic Zone (CSEZ), the government agency has decided to address the issue with the establishment of a wastewater recycling plant by December.

Government all set to make a report card on ‘smart cities, big impact’

Thu, 2019-08-22 16:45 -- SCC India Staff

Union government’s mantra of One City One Impact is to showcase the progress made by 100 smart cities as Modi 2.0 completes 100 days in October. For this, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has directed all 100 smart cities to choose one project that would show a direct impact on the quality of life of its residents.

Infra upgrade ahead for Leh as it may get the ‘Smart City’ tag

Thu, 2019-08-22 16:39 -- SCC India Staff

Post Ladakh being declared a Union Territory (UT), it is likely that its headquarter Leh will be the next city to be awarded the ‘Smart City’ tag. It is all set to undergo a massive ground-level transformation as the Centre is keen on introducing new infrastructure projects to aid the urban development of the area.

Tax rebate for housing societies that segregate waste in a systematic manner

Fri, 2019-08-16 11:00 -- SCC India Staff

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) chief has cleared a proposal that will benefit all housing societies, but awaits standing committee approval. If you segregate garbage and dispose of your own wet and dry waste, you can get a property tax waiver of up to 7 per cent.

Cisco, Google partner to roll out free WiFi zones at public locations in India

Fri, 2019-08-16 10:46 -- SCC India Staff

Google is collaborating with Cisco for its ‘gStation’ offering that provides access to free and high-speed WiFi at public locations across India. Under the partnership, Cisco is providing the network infrastructure and about 25 locations already live in Bengaluru and another 200 locations will go live in the next 2-3 months in the city

A new mini Smart City in Delhi!

Wed, 2019-07-31 11:33 -- SCC India Staff

As per a new move by the Delhi Development Authority, a section of Dwarka is set to be remade as a Mini Smart City as well as the latest chill spot for the residents of NCR.In accordance with the DDA's plan to make Dwarka a mini Smart city, there is a 21.15 hectare area spread across Dwarka Sector 10 and 11.

See how this small village in Gujarat is tackling faecal sludge problem

Mon, 2019-06-17 18:41 -- SCC India Staff

Having a sound faecal sludge management system is of utmost importance in densely populated areas. While poor faecal sludge management in India remains a concern, a few hundred households in Valsad district of south Gujarat have shown the way by linking their toilets to biogas plants.

Kochi police plans to strengthen policing (to install smart security systems)

Tue, 2019-06-11 16:15 -- SCC India Staff

The Kochi city police will launch Central Intrusion Monitoring System (CIMS), a smart security system very soon as part of strengthening the surveillance and security over high-asset buildings and commercial establishments like banks, jewellery shops and treasuries with the help of modern technology.

Kohima leads drive for cleaner Nagaland (joins Himalayan clean-up campaign)

Fri, 2019-06-07 11:46 -- SCC India Staff

Nagaland’s capital city Kohima has recently joined Himalayan Cleanup event by undertaking Kohima Sanuorü Cleanup Campaign under the theme ‘Our Mountains deserve better.’ The Himalayan Cleanup is an annual event conducted across the Himalayan states of India to bring attention on the problem of waste in the mountains, specifically single use plastic waste.

Soon, Bengaluru’s elevated corridor to be pollution free

Tue, 2019-06-04 17:34 -- SCC India Staff

There have been enough controversies on the elevated corridor project. In its resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R) policy, the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd (KRDCL) has stated that the proposed elevated corridor will be installed with open air purifiers and carbon absorbent machines.

Zero Waste Chennai project launched to make Chennai garbage free

Tue, 2019-06-04 17:20 -- SCC India Staff

Taking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachch Bharat’ campaign to the next level, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and the Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG) has signed an MoU for the Zero Waste Chennai project. The project was is to be implemented for the first time in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.

Thanjavur to go green! (to have battery-operated green vehicles to collect waste)

Fri, 2019-05-31 11:21 -- SCC India Staff

The Thanjavur Municipal Corporation (TMC) is inducting green e-vehicles that is powered by batteries for solid waste management. This historic town will have as many as 30 such vehicles for garbage collection from houses. Each vehicle can reportedly carry 750-kg of garbage from houses and commercial establishments.

Soon, New Delhi to launch a portal on smart projects! (other cities can take a cue)

Fri, 2019-05-31 10:53 -- SCC India Staff

In a major development in the Smart Cities Mission, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is planning to launch a web portal with details of its smart city projects. This initiative can be replicated by other civic agencies as well. The initiative has been taken on a lieutenant governor’s directive.

This Bengaluru neighborhood bags global award for ‘waste to biogas’ initiative

Fri, 2019-05-17 10:58 -- SCC India Staff

Solid waste management is the biggest challenge faced in metropolitan cities. The simplest solution to this problem is waste segregation at households. With Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) having made it compulsory to segregate waste at source and pourakarmikas refusing to lift mixed waste in several pockets of the city, many localities are witnessing proliferation of black spots.

Aurangabad industrial city woos investors from Telengana & Andhra to set up base

Thu, 2019-05-16 16:37 -- SCC India Staff

Maharashtra’s Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) is wooing businesses from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to set up operations at the upcoming facility. AURIC is termed as a one-of-its-kind greenfield smart industrial cities in the country.

Dabur’s unique initiative could end plastic waste in UP

Tue, 2019-05-14 12:39 -- SCC India Staff

The processing of waste plastic products has a significant impact on the environment. Most plastics are not degradable. Moving forward on its commitment towards Environment, Dabur, a producer of Ayurvedic products, has plans to expand its mega Plastic Waste recycling initiative in Uttar Pradesh.

See how decentralization of solid waste management can enhance community contribution

Thu, 2019-05-02 15:12 -- SCC India Staff

Decentralized approach of managing solid waste is an approach by various small waste management centers within the community. The individual micro-management centers engage informal sector i.e., rag-pickers for collection and transportation of waste via small vehicles.

IoT set to outnumber human intervention

Thu, 2019-05-02 14:45 -- SCC India Staff

Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0, a joint study conducted by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) with global professional services firm Ernst & Young (EY) noted that the focus of the current governments and industries had indeed shifted to technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, robotics, and other advanced technologies.

Smart Cities Mission allocates higher investment to urban transport

Thu, 2019-04-25 15:59 -- SCC India Staff

The Smart Cities Mission was launched by the Indian government in 2015, with an estimated project value of approximately $14 billion. The scheme aims at developing a number of urban financial centres across India, each of which is endowed with the latest in information communication technology.

Waste management opportunity in India worth $14 bn

Fri, 2019-04-19 16:12 -- SCC India Staff

The growing economies across the globe are observing an increase in urban population, rise in per capita income level and increasing consumption level. With India growing on similar grounds, increase in purchasing power has led to more affordability and accessibility of the resources that increased the levels of municipal as well as industrial wastes across the Indian States.

Tata treatment plant in Jamshedpur reduces intake of fresh water

Tue, 2019-04-16 16:05 -- SCC India Staff

Tata Steel is committed to play a leading role in conservation of water and significantly reduce its impact on water. The steel company, which has setup a 30,000 cubic meters a day (m3/d) tertiary-level treatment plant in 2018, has now resulted in a 16 per cent cut in the intake of fresh water from the Subarnarekha River.

Drones to monitor construction projects

Fri, 2019-04-05 12:04 -- SCC India Staff

Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will soon use drones for aerial site photography to monitor the progress of ongoing construction projects. The drones will take aerial photographs of the New South Parallel Runway (NSPR) project area (624 acres), the new terminal (T2) and apron project area (166 acres) and the forecourt project area (128 acres).

Now, Goa to introduce waste management in school syllabus

Fri, 2019-04-05 11:29 -- SCC India Staff

Students will be introduced to scientific waste disposal for the first time from the academic year 2019-20. The syllabus, prepared by the Pune-based Mutha Foundation with inputs from the state department of science and technology, will be part of the ‘moolya vardhan’ programme.

All you need to know about Mumbai Metro’s smart cards

Fri, 2019-04-05 11:23 -- SCC India Staff

The Mumbai Metro, run by Reliance has partnered with several private and public banks that offer their regular commuters with the Mumbai Metro smart card which incorporates dual purposes. Each of these banks has various benefits to offer the users, which includes cashback and loyalty points.

Diu Smart City to “bridge the gap” between 2 major tourist attractions

Thu, 2019-03-28 17:01 -- SCC India Staff

To improve connectivity between Diu (Old City) and Ghoghla Beach and to leverage the waterfront location and the beach destinations in order to improve the tourism potential of Diu, the Diu Smart City has proposed to build a 300 meters Diu Ghoghla Bridge Park.

Puducherry to empower its citizens through an innovative & integrated financing mechanism

Thu, 2019-03-28 16:50 -- SCC India Staff

To improve a shared community infrastructure as well as augmenting social and technological capacity to achieve the goal of a ‘slumfree’ Puducherry, the Puducherry Smart City Corporation Ltd (PSCCL) has launched “Our Neighbourhood is Your Neighbourhood Too – A Participatory Planning Approach for Improvement of Low-income Settlements” project in Puducherry.

Bhopal to turn buses into modern classrooms!

Wed, 2019-03-20 18:35 -- SCC India Staff

To impact as many school students as possible with education support, improve student retention rate in schools by strengthening education systems, and to provide user-friendly mobile community development centre as a learning space, the Bhopal Smart City Development Cooperation (BCLL) has drawn a plan to refurbish the old public transport buses of Bhopal City Link (BCL) as modern classrooms.

Amritsar takes bold steps to tackle air pollution & reduce carbon footprint

Tue, 2019-03-12 18:30 -- SCC India Staff

Amritsar has an existing bus network (BRTS) and city bus network, but the current system is not sufficient to cater to the public transportation requirements of all citizens. This has led Amritsar Smart City (ASCL) to develop a last-mile connectivity project for all citizens through feeder service.

Kochi’s cloud-based e-Health solution incorporates all govt hospitals into one integrated system

Mon, 2019-03-11 18:48 -- SCC India Staff

To provide affordable and quality healthcare services to the citizens, the Cochin Smart Mission Limited has adopted e-Health solution, being developed and implemented by the Kerala State Health Department (KSHD). This solution integrates all departments and government hospitals into an efficient Hospital Information and Management System.

Vizag to develop its futuristic learning environment by modernizing public schools

Fri, 2019-03-08 13:12 -- SCC India Staff

As a part of City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) initiative, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has submitted a proposal to upgrade existing 149 schools by adopting smart ways to develop futuristic learning environment is necessary.

One Nation One Card: PM launches common mobility card for all transport facilities

Thu, 2019-03-07 16:22 -- SCC India Staff

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a payment card, which can be used to pay transport charges across the country. Called the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), it is the country's first indigenously developed payment system for transport.

Smart LED lights for Coimbatore! (city plans to save on energy)

Fri, 2019-02-15 14:13 -- SCC India Staff

The Coimbatore Smart City will undergo an energy saving transformation. The city SPV has called for a tender converting the existing incandescent street light to smart energy efficient LED lights. That said, the scope of work of this tender also includes fixing accessories across the city of Coimbatore, as well as west and south core areas of the Coimbatore Smart City.

See how Police nabbed a serial killer in Kumbh Mela using ICCC

Thu, 2019-02-14 18:11 -- SCC India Staff

An Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), as the name suggests, works as a brain for all smart solutions implemented across a city – be it a surveillance system, smart traffic management, waste management, utilities management, environmental sensors, public information system, (variable message boards, public address systems, kiosks, etc).