• Monday May 27, 2019,12 pm
    by Deepam Sagar

    The global phenomena of climate change derives its major share from the transportation industry. It significantly affects the urban fabric of India for the ever-increasing vehicular mobility and the pollution caused by them. City planners are developing effective transit systems for the urban population to deal with this congestion.  In this regard, the government of […]

  • Monday May 27, 2019,12 pm
    by Deepam Sagar

      The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has approved the draft policy for ‘enhancing walkability’ considering it as a major impetus to pedestrian infrastructure. It is an attempt to channelize its ever-increasing vehicular traffic, encouraging pedestrianization of roads. Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal chaired the meeting for draft approval being prepared by the National Institute of Urban […]

  • Monday May 27, 2019,12 pm
    by Deepam Sagar

    The city of Indore is consistently raising its bar in terms of city health and hygiene post its achievement as India’s cleanest city for three consecutive years. It plans to adopt clean mobility for its public transport while constantly striving to promote electric mobility and reduce vehicular emissions throughout the city. Indore’s public bus transport […]

  • Monday May 27, 2019,8 am
    by Deepam Sagar

      Vijayawada railway station, one of the busiest railway junctions in the country, has received Gold Rating by the Indian Green Building Council. Council Chairman Meka Vijaya Sai presented the gold rating shield to Divisional Railway Manager R Dhananjayulu. The IGBC-CII, with the support of the Environment Directorate of Indian Railways, developed the Green Railway […]

  • Monday May 27, 2019,11 am
    by Deepam Sagar

    At least 100 realtors have taken up affordable housing projects because of surging demand in this segment in the city. Among them is a realtor, who till now had been developing only luxurious residential apartments in the city. His project has 3,000 flats, each having a carpet area of 60 sq. m. They had switched […]

  • Monday May 27, 2019,11 am
    by Deepam Sagar

    The slash in GST rates to 5% without ITC from the previous 12% with ITC for premium homes, and to 1% minus ITC for affordable homes from the earlier 8%, gives the beleaguered realty sector much-needed breathing room and will certainly help it maintain some forward momentum in 2019. Another booster shot given by the […]

  • Monday May 27, 2019,8 am
    by Deepam Sagar

    The prospects look promising for the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in the quest for a clean and liveable environment in urban settings with an emphasis on a smart green and liveable city. In particular, it should give special importance to ‘emissions abatement’ because reducing emissions intensity and volume will lower particulate air pollution and […]

  • Monday May 27, 2019,5 am
    by Deepam Sagar

      The region of Gurugram and the state of Haryana at large present an interesting phenomenon of historical, archaeological and mythological facts that are yet to be completely deciphered and interpreted. One needs to realise that in today’s quest of making Gurugram and others smart cities in Haryana, we may need to pick up lessons from […]

  • Friday May 24, 2019,10 am
    by Deepam Sagar

    The countries India and Sweden launch a joint venture that will address the challenges surrounding smart cities and clean technologies. The venture was partly funded by the Indian Department of Science and Technology along with the Swedish Agency Vinnova.  Funding up to 2,500,000 Swedish Krona (around Rs 1.87 crore) will be provided to Swedish participants […]

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    Monday March 26, 2018,12 pm
    by Jatin Patel

    The Punjab Cabinet recently made amendments for easing building rules to give the further boost to the construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state. The cabinet also approved the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Rules-2018, providing for purchasable unlimited floor area ratio (FAR) for group housing, commercial, public office, hotel […]

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    Saturday December 23, 2017,3 pm
    by Darshan Baid

    The Chinese Ministry of Public Security has issued a draft regulation on fire safety for high-rise buildings and for public consultation. According to the draft, Shopping malls are banned from setting up on the third basement or below in high-rise buildings, and entertainment places should not be established in the second basement or below. The […]

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    Tuesday December 19, 2017,2 pm
    by Shruti Dugar

    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the emirate’s financial free zone, aims to lease 90% of units at its Dh1 Billion (US$272 million). Gate Avenue retail development before it opens in 2018, to avoid creating a ghost town, the official leading the project said. Gate Avenue is a retail podium linking together the numerous towers of […]