The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is planning to set up smart traffic signals at new traffic locations across the city and convert the existing signals into smart ones wherever necessary.
The Centre has approved a new law for the use of plastic across the country. The new law will be implemented from January 1, 2022. Among many provisions, the Centre has modified the provision of ‘single-use plastic’, use of plastic products in our daily life.
A request for proposal has been floated by Moradabad Smart City for setting up 25 solar-based water automated teller machines (ATM) to provide safe drinking water in Moradabad, a city in Uttar Pradesh. Bidders must make an earnest money deposit for Rs 8,96,000. The last date for the submission of bids is March 16, 2021.
To lessen the burden on the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the cabinet has decided to set up the Bengaluru Solid Waste Management—an administratively and financially independent entity—to manage the city’s solid waste.
REPL, a Delhi-based infrastructure consultancy firm, has bagged three different orders from the State Governments of Odisha, Assam, and Uttarakhand. The company has received projects for architectural and engineering consultancy for Eklavya Model Residential Schools in Odisha, street vending plan in Assam and GIS-based master plan for Haldwani, Uttarakhand.
Under the ‘Smart City Mission’, the Shimla Municipal Corporation will propose setting up a monorail service to attract more tourists, benefit local commuters, and increase the corporation’s income. Mayor Satya Kaundal announced this during the annual budget meeting of the corporation.
In a move that could spur development in urban areas, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to develop suburban areas with required civic infrastructure. The Municipal Administration Department has readied a blueprint to make suburban areas into smart cities.
A high-level delegation team led by Bruno Bosle, Country Director, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in India visited the city recently to take the overview of the City Investments to Innovate Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) projects in Bhubaneswar.
Digital tools launched in a Japanese smart city that can send disaster alerts to safeguard residents are part of an optional technology push aiming to overcome social and economic challenges, while also allaying privacy fears.
The New Delhi Municipal Council's (NMDC) latest Smart Cities initiative is an ambitious project to provide 24x7 potable water facility to its residents.