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CM N Chandrababu Naidu urges investors to invest in AP

N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh recently, attended a round-table conference organised by Barclays Bank in Singapore to woo investors in Singapore and across the globe to look for opportunities in Andhra Pradesh. He also assured that TDP government will build one lakh hotel rooms and put in place a strong infrastructure. Speaking at […]

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Russia to assist India with tech support for Smart City Mission

Russian IT firms are ready to lend their technical support to India for the Smart City Mission and other Infrastructure Programs. Recently, Russia’s Russoft Association of software entered into a formal partnership with its Indian counterpart, Nasscom. The Russoft that has the support of Russia’s Economic Development Ministry, Russian Trade Mission in India and FICCI […]

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UP tops the PMAY-G scheme with more 7 lakhs units constructed

Uttar Pradesh topped the list of all states in the country under Centre’s flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G). More than seven lakh dwelling units were constructed in UP last year. Addressing a press conference at media centre in Lucknow, Mahendra Singh, Minister of State (I/C) Rural Development, said, “UP achieved 85% of its […]

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A new collectorate complex builds in Madurai

Edappadi K Palaniswami, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu recently laid the foundation stone for the new collectorate complex to be built at an estimated cost of INR 26.98 crore in Madurai. The new collectorate complex is coming up on the premises of the existing collectorate which was constructed in 1916. The new four-storey building will […]

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Free bike ambulance services start off in Shimla

Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in north India to start the free bike ambulance services in Shimla. In places where the four wheelers cannot reach the spot due to traffic congestion or non-availability of proper ambulance roads, the bike services offer a perfect substitute. The two bike services would be implemented by Hyderabad-based […]

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Maharashtra to relay 10,000 km of road made of plastic waste

In another highly ambitious project, the Maharashtra government aims to re-lay 10,000 kilometres of the road using 50,000 of waste plastic in the next five to six years. The PWD has already relaid 1,000 km of the road using 5000 tonnes using plastic waste. CP Joshi, PWD Contractor, said, “contractors will be allowed to take […]

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Karnataka based travel agents eyes on election tourism

Travel agents based in Mysuru are banking on introducing a special election package to global tourists to lure in tourism at a time when Karnataka assembly elections are to roll out on May 12. Done in a bid for foreign tourists to explore as India unfolds its democratic exercise with their diversified rallies and campaigns, […]

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Major rly stations in rural areas of AP & Telengana to have Wi-Fi

As per railway board’s direction, South Central Railway (SCR) provided internet access in 45 stations— 25 in Andhra Pradesh and 20 in Telangana last year. RailTel Corporation of India, which is working on the pan-India WiFi project in tandem with Google, took up the installation. It may be recalled that WiFi works are already on […]

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Delhi government to install panic alarms in city buses by EoY

The Delhi government recently launched a pilot project for installing a panic alarm system in city buses and in a years time Delhi government aims to install alarm systems on all city buses. If anyone presses one of the four panic buttons installed in the bus, a loud beeping alarm will be activated for 40 […]

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IGBC green cities rates Amaravati as 'Platinum' city

Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh has been designated as the ‘Platinum’ city by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) green cities rating. It is for the first time in the country that an entire city has been given a ‘platinum’ rating. The IGBC has given the rating on the basis of the parameters including; city […]

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