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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Endress+Hauser to bid for water management for smart cities

To grow its India business, Endress+Hauser(India), an outfit of Switzerland-based instrumentation and process automation company, is betting big on water management under Smart Cities Mission. According to Kailash Desai, CEO, Endress+Hauser (India), the process measurement and automation industry is estimated to be at INR 2,500 crore in India. Such solutions are used in industries like […]

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Authorities insist on using tech for the safety of citizens

The concept of smart cities cannot be realised without the safety and security of the people. In order to achieve the same, technology lies in the core. The smart city transformation is fuelled by technology advancements and the deployment of intelligence and information management systems to keep the security of its citizen under check. To […]

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Ghaziabad secures INR 2241 crore for smart city project

Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) recently sent a budget of INR 2241 crore to the Union urban development ministry for competing in the fifth round of the mission. Earlier, Ghaziabad lost out in the first four rounds of selection. According to GMC officials, the new proposal has been designed after taking into considerations the nine objections […]

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Centre instructs for swift smart city work in Varanasi

Varanasi is all set up to get a fresh makeover as the centre has instructed its machinery to speed up the execution of all the urban development project on time. The initiative is taken to make Varanasi a cleaner and tourist-friendly city. In a review meeting, the government has fixed timelines for many existing projects. […]

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Puducherry smart city project gets assistance of French government

Inaugurating a one-day conference on ‘Implementation of Puducherry Smart City Project’ organized by Puducherry Smart City Development Limited, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said that Puducherry with the assistance of the French government is working to transform the city into a global tourism destination by leveraging its heritage, cultural, spiritual and educational advantages. France based Development […]

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Australia expresses interests in developing Smart City projects

A 35-member business delegation from Australia, visited India, in order to forge partnerships with the state governments and the private sector companies in various sectors, including infrastructure and water. The delegation held discussions with the officials of the state urban development department, Chief Secretary Sumit Mallick and private sector firms to explore business opportunities in […]

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