Tag: smart cities

Transit redesigning for Chennai

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 […]

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Amaravati: The first entire city to be born with a Digital Twin

  A digital twin is a digital model of a physical asset. It collects information (via sensors, drones or other IoT and Industrial IoT tools) and applies advanced analytics, machine-learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in order to receive real-time insights about the physical asset’s performance, operation or profitability.   The first entire city within […]

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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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Andhra Pradesh plans to transform all its cities into smart cities

Expressing happiness about Centres decision to pick up Amaravati as smart city, Municipal Administration Minister Dr P Narayana has said that the state government of Andhra Pradesh is readying plans to make all the cities in the state as smart cities. He said that they are readying a blueprint to develop all the cities in […]

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Smart Cities the gateway to the future

Municipal governments around the globe are employing big data and Internet-of-Things applications to improve many aspects of the development of Smart Cities. Digitalisation is a key to the future and smart cities are possibly the biggest contributors in that. Source:CNBC

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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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Andhra Pradesh to turn six towns into smart cities

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to turn six municipal towns into smart cities. Under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the state cabinet has given its approval to transform Srikakulam, Eluru, Ongole, Nellore, Kurnool and Anantapur into smart cities. As per sources, the move to upgrade the six urban civic bodies […]

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Japan to assist in the development of Smart Cities

Japan has decided to be associated with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Varanasi as smart cities. This was conveyed by Japans Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu during his meeting with Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu. Hiramatsu further said that Japan is interested in urban development initiatives of the Government of India and […]

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BRICS experts suggest smart cities to be inclusive

Policy makers and experts from BRICS nations have emphasised on the need to focus more on bringing people in urban areas together by ending social exclusion whilst developing smart cities using technology only as a tool. While participating in a Plenary Session on BRICS Smart Cities Enclave, the experts stressed that adoption of technology cant […]

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Amritsar tops the third list of 27 new smart cities

The Golden Temple city of Amritsar has topped the list of 27 new smart cities announced by the Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu. Eight other cities of pilgrim and tourism importance that made to the third list of smart cities are; Ujjain, Tirupati, Agra, Nashik, Madurai, Thanjavur, Ajmer and Varanasi. With this, the […]

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