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DIFC aims to lease 90% of its property

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 […]

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Centre to train 1 crore civil defence volunteers by 2022

According to the National Civil Defence College (NCDC) officials, the central government has planned to train around 1 crore civil defence volunteers by 2022 to provide better response while dealing with both natural and manmade disasters. NCDC director, GS Saini, Director, NCDC, highlighted, Our institute has for decades trained master trainers from both governments, private […]

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Centre approves construction of 30,000 houses on a private land

The Central government has confirmed the construction of 30,000 residential units for the urban poor on private land in Maharashtras Sholapur. Apparently, this is first of its kind project taken up on private land under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Urban). The centres assistance of Rs 450 crore has also been approved by The Housing and […]

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Centre to give incentives to complete smart city project fast

In a bid to motivate the local governments to expedite work, the Centre has announced that it will give Rs 3,700 crore as incentive to states who completes the smart city project faster. The states will be chosen through competition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi insisted chief secretaries of states to monitor the progress of smart […]

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Centre launches Swachh Survekshan 2018 to assess sanitation

Central Government has launched Swachh Survekshan-2018 to rank all the 4,041 cities and towns in the country based on infrastructure development for improved sanitation services and their sustainability, outcomes, citizen connect and visible impact on the ground. Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar launched the survey, the third in the series and […]

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Centre to develop Paradip as smart port, smart city, says Gadkari

As part of the Centres plan to bring about a speedy development of Odisha, Paradip would be developed into a smart port and smart city at an investment of Rs 40,000 crore, said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. The Centre is committed to the speedy development of Odisha. While road network is being expanded in the […]

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Centre approves ten new Swachh Iconic Places under Swachh Bharat

The second quarterly review meeting on the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP), an initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission, was held recently at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir. Ten Swachh Iconic Places are already implementing action plans in Phase 1. The meeting was attended by the […]

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Centre plans elevated parallel highway to Delhis IGI Airport

Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said that the Centre is considering a proposal to construct an elevated parallel highway and a tunnel from Haryana side connecting with the Indira Gandhi International Airport to alleviate traffic woes. If materialised, this would be in addition to Dwarka Express Highway, the work on which […]

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Centre to employ geospatial technology to build smart cities

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said the centre would extensively utilise geospatial technology in order to realise its vision to build 100 smart cities across the country. Cities in the past were built on riverbanks. They are now built along highways. But in the future, they will be built based on the […]

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Tripura urges centre to start Agartala-Kolkata railway services

The state government of Tripura pressed the central government to introduce direct train services between Agartala-Kolkata to offer people a hassle-free and affordable journey to Kolkata. The state transport minister Manik Dey recalled that while inaugurating the Agartala-New Delhi direct train services, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had assured of connecting Kolkata to Agartala but no […]

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