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March 2016

BMC

Implementation of the smart city project is likely to take centre stage the Bhopal Municipal Corporation’s second budget on Saturday. The cash-strapped civic body’s budget initiatives are likely to improve on tax collection and higher expenditure on infrastructure development. According to sources, this year’s expenditure is likely to surpass Rs …
SMARTIOT

There is great promise for the Internet of Things to improve the way municipalities deliver goods and services, but obstacles to IoT adoption can be highly complex. Verizon has taken on the task of simplifying these solutions.“We’re really focused on working with various municipalities and our business partners to help …
trade

SAP and Intel will demonstrate the latest smart city solutions at the Internet of Things Exhibition (IoTX) running from March 29 to 31 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The solutions will cover Smart Cranes with SK Solutions, Smart Building Management, and Smart Transport with connected buses, a statement said. …
PANASONIC

Panasonic’s green community in Yokohama, scheduled to open in 2018, will reduce carbon emissions by nearly half through a power-sharing system, according to concept designs unveiled Monday.The Tsunashima Sustainable Smart Town will be built on the site of a former Panasonic cellphone plant at a projected cost of tens of …
JALANDHAR

As the city failed to get a place in the first list of 20 smart cities announced by Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu in January 2016, the civic body seems least interested for inclusion in the second round of the competition.It can be gauged from the fact that …
LUCKNOW

In the next trail of the Smart City challenge, Lucknow Municipal Corporation set to create awareness among people about the significance of Smart City Challenge among the citizens. Apart from social media promotions and other outdoor activities, LMC will now launch LED Vans throughout the city on March 29, 30 …
MANISH SISODIYA

The Delhi government’s intention to better the transport set-up in the capital saw the 2016 budget bifurcating the usual head of transport into public transport and road infrastructure. The government complemented this step by lowering the value added tax on electric vehicles and exempting them from payment of road tax. …
STER

Sterlite Technologies, founded by Anil Agarwal of Vedanta Group, is among the early companies to have bagged a smart city project. Sterlite, said senior official of the company, has bagged contract from Gandhinagar.The contract entails creating a Wi-Fi city, with applications like smart parking and lighting.“We are creating 400-500 access …
ANAND AGRAWAL

Vedanta group company Sterlite Technologies, which is rolling out a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in the country, has signed partnership deals with mobile carriers Bharti AirtelBSE -0.20 % and Tata Teleservices, and internet service provider Spectranet, according to people aware of the development. The Pune-based company has kept its network-ready fibre …
E

Government of India has approved the ‘Digital India’ programme with the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. The Digital India initiative aims to provide thrust to nine pillars identified as growth areas. These pillars include – broadband highways, everywhere mobile connectivity, public internet access …