The Smart Cities Readiness Program provides a comprehensive menu of training and events, workshops and readiness planning that enable a city to transform.
Niranjan Zanzmera, Mayor, Surat Municipal Corporation explains the works carried by the organisation in getting Surat the 'Clean City' tag and also the new and innovative projects in the energy sector.
The Chennai Metro Water is planning to install 30,000 smart meters to bulk consumers of water like – hotels and business houses to keep a tab on their monthly consumption.
The Dehradun Municipal Corporation, Municipal Commissioner, Nitin Singh Bhadauria says that they are in in the process of preparing a detailed Smart City Plan and propose to involve various stakeholders including city residents.
The Smart Cities Council India in association with the Telangana government hosted the National Conclave on Smart Technologies at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre on 22-23 August, 2015. International and national experts on technologies and smart cities along with urban development officials from across India – constituting 600 cities covering the 100 smart cities and 500 AMRUT cities – partcipated in the Conclave. The Union Minister for Urban Development of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu and IT Minister, Telangana, KT Rama Rao were the guests of honour.
From Rs 70 lakh to Rs 2 crore consulting firms from the government's empanelled list are looking out-bid the other to be selected for preparing the city plans in race for the Top 20 cities at the end of Round 1. Read to find the price paid to some of the hired consulting firms.
International and national experts on technologies and smart cities along with urban development officials from across India – constituting 600 cities covering the100 smart cities and 500 AMRUT cities – came together at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre to participate in the National Conclave on Smart Technologies on August 22-23, 2015. The event was hosted by Smart Cities Council India and co-hosted by the Telangana government. The organized expo provided a platform for various national and international industry leaders as well as promising technology entrepreneurs to showcase their expertise in smart technology applications, and an opportunity for smart cities professionals to get connected and share ideas to build and transform smart cities in India.
Having recognised that cities are the engines of growth and are drawing a million people every minute from rural areas, the Government has introduced the ‘Smart City Challenge’, handing over the onus of planned urbanisation to the states. In the approach to the Smart Cities Mission, the objective is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and offer quality of life to citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘smart’ solutions. Those states that measure up to the guidelines and nominate cities could get funding of Rs 100 crore per year per city for the next five years.