Category: Integrated Cities

Peri Urban Reality in India

The rapid expansion of city limits often described as the urban sprawl or peri urbanization – a quintessential feature of contemporary urbanization. Peri-urban reality is depicted in upcoming commercial and residential townships, smart cities, new towns, city extensions, infrastructure projects, transportation corridors and special economic zones-all of which open up new challenges to the questions […]

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DMIC is providing impetus to Industrial Growth in India

The Centre initiated the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) programme, with the aim to considerably increase India’s competitiveness in manufacturing through the creation of world-class infrastructure and decreased logistics costs. The project emerged from China’s preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which caused a diversion of India’s iron ore exports from Japan to China. This […]

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Ambassador leads French delegation to Urban Mobility India Conference

French ambassador Alexandre Ziegler headed a delegation of over 100 French company leaders to Nagpur last November to enhance the country’s cooperation with India in all aspects of sustainable urban development, according to an official statement.   The French ambassador to India delivered the keynote address at the 11th Urban Mobility India Conference, the flagship […]

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CIDCO to build a coastal road in Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai town planning authority CIDCO is planning to build a coastal road to connect Kharghar with Belapur at an estimated cost of Rs 273 crore. The 9.5-km road will be developed in two phases and the tenders will soon be bid out, said the authority.“Our board has already given the approval for the project, […]

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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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India and Japan partners for a special strategic plan

At the ninth India-Japan Strategic Dialogue co-chaired by Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister, Government of India and Taro Kono, Foreign Minister, Japan the two leaders called for a special strategic and global partnership. Kono reiterated that India is Japan’s most important partner in its Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy and that it should be merged […]

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Varanasi turns wireless

Varanasi, the city which got electricity some eighty-six years ago, has now become a wireless city, as a project to lay underground lines over 16 sq.km has been finally completed. For Powergrid, the company conducting the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) project, laying cables for 50,000 consumers through the congested lanes & markets in one […]

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Vashi to have first of its kind integrated commercial complex

In a first of its kind venture in Mumbai and in the entire Mumbai Metropolitan Region, an integrated commercial complex, along with a bus terminus, an Olympic-size public swimming pool and a sports complex will come up in Vashi. The plot is on the main Vashi road, linking Sion-Panvel highway and the MMRDA-proposed JVLR-Koparkhairane-Ghansoli bridge. […]

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Union Petroleum Minister launches three gas pipelines in Odisha

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Petroleum Minister laid the foundation stone for three gas pipelines at Haripur in Jajpur district of Odisha to supply gas for domestic and industrial uses under Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project. First one was new Dhamra-Angul main pipeline (36 inches wide) and the other two were branch lines (12 inches wide) connecting […]

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Samsung partners with UNESCO to create virtual reality content

“Samsung India has entered into a partnership with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) to launch a 360-degree video and virtual reality (VR) content of two magnificent Indian heritage sites- the Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha and Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The project will provide experiential educational […]

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