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Widest flyover to be constructed in NW Delhi to combat traffic

In order to curb the problem of the never-ending traffic problem in North-West Delhi, a flyover-cum-railway overbridge will come up in Narela by April 2019. This will be the widest flyover in the national Capital having a six-lane carriageway, two-lane for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, footpath track, and cycle track, etc. The Housing and […]

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App launched to register civic amenity issues in Bengaluru

Bengalurus civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palika (BBMP) launched a phone application platform for citizens to register any civic amenity issues. Launched under the name, Fix My Street, the app can be used to register any grievances regarding civic amenities- potholes, garbage, and street lights- A?that fall under the jurisdiction of the BBMP by […]

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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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Sweden opens the door to Nereda wastewater treatment

Sweden is now the latest country to be using the Nereda wastewater treatment technology from Dutch consultancy, Royal Haskoning DHV. Municipality StrA?mstad will be the first in the country to use the technology, with construction already started and project completion scheduled for June 2018. Econet Vatten & MiljA?teknik has been appointed by the municipality of […]

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Swachh Bharat Mission moves to a new level

As construction of individual, public and community toilets in urban areas gets on fast track, Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) has moved to a new level of improving ease of access to public toilets. Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu has launched Google Maps Toilet Locator App to enable people to locate the nearest public […]

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India to nearly double its budget for digitisation of land records

As per a senior official, India is set to nearly double the budget and extend the deadline for a programme to digitise land records. Launched in 2008, the national land record modernisation programme was aimed at surveying lands, upgrading records and establishing ownership. Scheduled to be completed in 2016 with a budget of 56 billion […]

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Infrastructure is key to growth of economy, says FM

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that infrastructure is key to the growth of the economy. He said that an institutionalised forum amongst BRICS countries could serve as a regional knowledge hub for the exchange of information facilitated through cloud sharing and other electronic methods. Jaitley said that projects in transportation sector like Highways, […]

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