Category: Smart Cities

The AI way to cleaner air

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 […]

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Building smart cities on Ancestral Principles

  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 […]

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India-Sweden collaborate on Smart City solutions

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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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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Pondicherry sets SPV for speeding up the work

Pondicherry government sets up a special purpose vehicle, Puducherry smart city development limited to speed up and implement the smart city project at a cost of Rs. 1,827.82 crore. CM Narayanasamy also confirmed that Union government and Puducherry government will extend Rs 500 crore each and the French government will provide a loan of Rs […]

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