Category: Smart Cities


Smart City Mission funds likely to be utilised to revive Aurangabad’s heritage

A part of the Smart City Mission funds, a sum of ₹200 crore, is likely to be diverted towards the conservation of heritage structures in the city of Aurangabad. The amount, originally meant for developing a greenfield township, will be used to revive and conserve structures in old Aurangabad as part of the Smart City […]

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Ahmedabad Smart City

Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs declared the latest countrywide smart city rankings. Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat have ranked among the top five in the country with second, third and fifth spot; while Nagpur aced with the first rank. This recognition shows that the municipal bodies in these cities have made significant progress on […]

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Integrated planning for Aurangabad Industrial Smart City

As a part of the Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), Indias first industrial smart city, Jacobs Engineering Group (earlier CH2M) received a $4.6 million contract from Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (DMICDC) to provide new city program management services. This new integrated industrial township will have more than 60% of total land for industrial […]

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Chennai Smart City

Chennai Corporation is set to begin work on at least thirty-three projects under the Smart City Mission, including an Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC). The civic body commissioned Namma Chennai App; a mobile phone-based grievance redressal system at a cost of INR 9.5 lakh. The corporation also established 28 smart classrooms for INR 1.75 […]

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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, Russias Russoft Association of software entered into a formal partnership with its Indian counterpart, Nasscom. The Russoft that has the support of Russias Economic Development Ministry, Russian Trade Mission in India and FICCI […]

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Port Blair SPV visits Bhubaneswar for technical knowhow

A delegation from Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Port Blair smart city mission recently visited Bhubaneswar in Odisha to learn and understand some smart tips under the SPV to SPV Coaching Partnership proposed by the Ministry of Urban Development. The team will stay in Bhubaneshwar for two days to receive hands-on knowledge on the technical […]

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Chinese organisations show keen interest in smart city project

Several Chinese companies across various sectors have visited Hyderabad to take part in the Sm@rt Urbanisation meet to explore the possibilities of working on projects in the upcoming smart cities projects in India. The delegation led by Shiyong Hong, Vice President, China Chamber of Commerce and Export Machinery and Electronics Products (CCCME), wants to act […]

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Bihar cabinet sanctioned INR 100 for Patna smart city

The Bihar state cabinet has recently sanctioned INR 100 crore for Patna smart city project. A?Patna was included in the list of 100 cities under the Centres Smart City mission in June last year. Spanish firm Eptisa Servicios de Ingenieria SL has been nominated by the Patna Municipal Corporation for the smart city project as […]

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