The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved three infrastructure proposals worth Rs 7,725 crore to support setting up greenfield industrial cities (GICs) with connectivity to major transportation corridors such as the eastern and western dedicated freight corridors, national highways, and expressways.
While we are still grappling with one of the lowest mobile internet speeds in the world, 5G is knocking at our doors. The global average of mobile upload speed is 11.22 Mbps while India's average upload speed is 4.31 Mbps.
Lucknow is the new bond! The first city in the North India region – tenth in the country – recently released the bond of its municipal corporation for infrastructure financing.
The City Municipal Council of Udupi (CMC) is contemplating opting for a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative to make the city smart at an estimated cost of Rs 130 crore.
Inspired by the cleanliness of the ancient pilgrim town of Varanasi and the success of Namami Gange project, the Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to replicate the solid and liquid waste management system in the State.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has launched a campaign, the ‘tri-bin selfie’ drive, in which it will issue certificates to all residents who separate their garbage. This is an attempt to encourage segregation of dry, wet and hazardous/bio-medical waste at source.
The focus of smart cities has changed. They have become more ambitious as budgets increased to trillions of dollars overall, unaffected by COVID-19. The original concept was based on widespread deployment of information and communications technology ICT such as Internet of Things and 5G.
US-based public multinational corporation Qualcomm recently announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) Services suite, aimed to deliver comprehensive IoT as a Service (IoTaaS) solutions to enable global digital transformation of smart cities and connected spaces.
As part of the smart city project, 3,000 surveillance cameras, including 22 facial recognition cameras, will be installed at 720 locations across Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, to develop a smart surveillance system.
The Jharkhand Government is going to begin auctioning land for public and private buyers at the upcoming Smart City Project in Ranchi’s HEC area to garner investment for the proposed state-of-art township.