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December 2015

Ralph de la Vega

AT&T reportedly plans to announce a major smart cities initiative at the upcoming CES 2016 event. The company is expected to use the huge consumer electronics trade show to share the names of the cities it is working with and to promote its solutions for other cities.The term “smart cities” …
The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing at the release of a book entitled “Tana Bana Jeevan Ka”, in New Delhi on August 26, 2014.

The Centre today issued directions, to all agencies falling under Delhi airshed area, under Section 18 of Air Act, 1981, to control air pollution and improve the Ambient Air Quality in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).   The directions have been issued to state governments of Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and …
Mobile phone companies agree to install panic button- Maneka

For women in distress, police help will soon be available with just a press of finger on their phone as Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has managed to get mobile phone companies on board for providing panic button in handsets by March next year that will send emergency alerts Mandatory regulations …
Making Parking Painless

A blue family car moves slowly down the street for the third time. Today, Saturday, the parking garages are already full and no one seems to have any intention of vacating one of the spots at the side of the road, either.In American cities, drivers spend an average of eight …
Abbas Master CEO SBUT

Bhendi Bazaar Redevelopment Project, a Rs 4,000-crore smart city prototype around Mumbai’s popular shopping destination, has got all the clearances to start construction. The 16.5 acre project is estimated to take 10 years to complete, according to officials of Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) working on the redevelopment plan.SBUT, a …
Narayan-Rane

Joining the league of parties opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet Smart City project, Congress today dubbed the ‘Smart City’ project as “unconstitutional” and said he funds allocated by Centre are for schemes which are already in progress and are being executed by the local bodies.Senior party leader Narayan Rane …
New Delhi Municipal Council

Vying for the ‘smart city’ tag, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to go for a public competition for selecting the design for its proposed ‘smart public toilets’, in which local residents can also participate.Residents, consultants, architectural firms, students can apply for the competition, offering comprehensive design required …
After 100 smart cities in 2015, 132 smart villages in 2016

After a hundred smart cities this year, it could be 132 smart villages in the next financial year. The academia that has come together under the umbrella created by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has initiated the process of identifying the villages and designing workable solutions to develop these …
solar-rooftop-systems

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the scaling up of budget from Rs, 600 crore to Rs. 5,000 crore for implementation of Grid Connected Rooftops systems over a period of five years upto 2019-20 under National Solar Mission (NSM). This …
Ministry of Urban Development and Bloomberg Philanthropies

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Urban Development and Bloomberg Philanthropies (BP), New York to support the development of Smart Cities.The proposal entails Bloomberg Philanthropies to work as Knowledge …