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Highway of the future (India should take a cue from China)


With the advancement of technology that we have seen in recent times, we are knocking on the door of entry into a new world where everything is “smart”. Smart road means where commuters do not have any difficulty in travelling. India must take a leaf from China’s book if it is serious about realising its electric-vehicles (EVs) vision.

Things move forward for Karimnagar in Smart Cities Mission


They say, “Slow and steady wins the race”. This saying perfectly fits Karimnagar (a city in Telangana), but has been a little late to make the grade of Smart Cities Mission (SCM), but now is making giant strides in catching up fast to compete with Warangal, which even after three years seems to be grappling with teething troubles.

A new startup helps predict train arrival time (using machine learning)


A new travel startup has decoded the problem of predicting train arrival time. RailYatri, a travel startup, has introduced a technique to calculate the ‘Estimated Time of Arrival’ (ETA) using techniques like machine learning based on previously collected data.

Now, smart meters to monitor Delhiites power consumption pattern


Implementing smart meters is one of the operational performance parameters under the Government of India’s Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). Under its Smart Meters National Programme (SMNP), Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) aims to replace 25 crore conventional meters with smart meters in India.

No more illegal immigrants! (India-Bangladesh border in Assam gets a smart fence)


Illegal immigration from Bangladesh has always been a major issue for India. As per the reports, more than 20 million illegal immigrants from Bangladesh live in India. After so many years, India may have finally found a solution to this growing problem.

Kochi Metro is now India’s first integrated transport structure


Kochi Metro is the first Indian metro to have communication-based train control (CBTC) signaling system, and the trains are unattended train operation (UTO) compatible. The integrated transport system that Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has planned for Kochi Metro involves the use of a single transit card and integrated timetable, and a command and control center.

Smart buses, public bike sharing and many more for Gwalior


Gwalior in a quest to become smart is implementing various smart projects. The city has number of projects in the pipeline. To begin with, the city will implement smart buses, which will run inter and intra-city. In addition, the city is implementing public bike sharing and smart road projects.

See how Bhopal is progressing in its smart city mission


Bhopal has already started working on most of the projects that were conceived under the smart city proposal, whether it is area-based development (ABD) or pan city development. We may be the first city in the country where the state government has allotted 342 acre of the proposed Central Business District (CBD) land to the smart city special purpose vehicle (SPV).