The Centre is looking at multiple revenue mobilisation measures to meet the huge resources required to make the smart cities scheme a success. This is in addition to the Union Cabinet approving an outlay of Rs 48,000 crore for the smart city scheme over the next five years.
The Central Government has selected Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazar cluster redevelopment project as one of the best smart city proposals and asked BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to share the details with civic authorities across the country.
By next year, Delhi Metro’s Phase III expansion would add 140 km to the existing network and nearly 15 lakh passengers to the daily ridership figure. In order to ensure smooth flow of commuters, Delhi Metro is on the process of installing 210 new automatic fare collection (AFC) gates in key stations across its network.
The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Indian Space Research Organizations (ISRO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 23 to effectively plan and monitor the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has tied up with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) to connect two modes of transport buses and metro trains so that commuters can enjoy a hassle-free public transportation system in the city.
Barcelona, one of the world’s top cities in Smart City development, hosts the International Smart City Expo every year. This year, the expo will be held between November 17-19. When Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu attended the Expo last year, he pointed the vast potential
Water logging is a common scenario in our cities. Every year, the heavy rains take their toll, leading to severe water logging. Rainwater infrastructure, if it exists at all, is not sufficient to guarantee drainage of the water and streets in low-lying areas get inundated
There are different models for development of smart cities. Some bring together a centralisation of different functions, others emphasise on the focused development of certain key infrastructure.
Cities that have a perfect socioeconomic set-up with an integrated technological base have become the need of the hour owing to rapid pace of urbanisation. As India looks to develop 100 smart cities, the big question remains if it will be able to create efficient, liveable and sustainable living centres and also smarten the existing cities.
The foundation of any smart city is the safety of its citizens and resources. Components of a smart city can only work in tandem if its social and physical infrastructure is safeguarded from any threats, be it personal or natural.