Category: Working Cities


India might receive €1 billion assistance from Germany for sustainable urban development

India, which is set to see the ‘world’s largest wave’ of urbanisation in the next two decades, may receive around one billion Euros from Germany as part of its financial and technical assistance in the sector till 2022, Mukta Dutta Tomar, India’s ambassador to the country said while speaking at the Natcon 2018, the annual […]

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U.S.-India State and Urban Initiatives new partnerships with the Government of Maharashtra

The Government of Maharashtra and the U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies announced three new projects for the state. First, the Government of Maharashtra and the Network for Global Innovation (NGIN) will sign an agreement to develop a Cleantech Incubator […]

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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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Hyderabad tops the JLLs 2018 Global City Momentum Index

Hyderabad has secured the first position in the short-term momentum ranking of JLLs annual global report titled City Momentum Index (CMI) 2018. A? The report ranked Hyderabad (1st), Bengaluru (2nd), Pune (4th), Kolkata (5th) and Delhi (8th) in the top 10 cities out of the 30 top global short-term growth cities. Chennai (14th) and Mumbai […]

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Indian Railways & Maruti Suzuki tie up to transport cars on train

Western Railways (WR) has tied up with Indias auto giant -Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) to transport its cars from their plant in Gujarat to other parts of the country. The move is likely to benefit the auto giants new manufacturing unit at Becharji station in Patan district of the state, said Ravinder Bhaskar chief […]

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Telangana to create new governing bodies for UDAs

In order to assist the rapid urbanisation in Telangana, the State government has decided to constitute governing bodies for all proposed urban development authorities (UDAs). With the addition of the existing Hyderabad Metropolitan Authority (HMDA) and Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA), the government had recently created UDAs for Karimnagar, Khammam and Nizamabad. KT Rama Rao, […]

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App launched to register civic amenity issues in Bengaluru

Bengalurus civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palika (BBMP) launched a phone application platform for citizens to register any civic amenity issues. Launched under the name, Fix My Street, the app can be used to register any grievances regarding civic amenities- potholes, garbage, and street lights- A?that fall under the jurisdiction of the BBMP by […]

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IBRD sanctions 40mn loan to UP tourism board

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors confirmed a loan worth USD 40 million for a tourism development project in the state of Uttar Pradesh. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) will grant the loan which has a 5-year grace period, and maturity term of 19 years. The Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project […]

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Varanasi-Kyoto initiative transforms city to smart heritage

In a bid to strengthen the Indo-Japan diplomatic bilateral relations, the two Asian nation has undertaken a flagship project- ‘Varanasi and Kyoto Initiative’ to further promote the development of Indias holy city- Varanasi. The initiative links India’s heritage capital and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi with Japans heritage city Kyoto. The Varanasi-Kyoto partner-city agreement, […]

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India ranks 100th in the Ease of doing Business Index

India jumped 30 places to rank 100th in the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ ranking, sending the jubilant government to vow to continue reforms that will help the country break into top 50 in coming years. India was ranked 130th for last two years. The ranking did not take into consideration the implementation of […]

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