Post Archive

January 2017

schemes

The NDA government’s urban modernisation programmes such as the signature scheme to develop 100 smart cities could feel the pinch in the next fiscal. Government sources said the allocation for the urban development ministry in the Union Budget for 2017-18 is likely to be little over Rs 30,000 crore. This is almost …
india

“A country with a billion people, a large democracy, a desire to transform, modernise and standardise, it will be crazy not to have India on high priority,” said Russell Skingsley, Chief Technology Officer (Asia Pacific), Hitachi Data Systems (HDS). HDS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of $90-billion Hitachi of Japan. It …
miami

You may know Miami for its beaches, but the Florida city wants you to know it for its smarts. Earlier this week, the coastal metropolis announced a new partnership with CIVIQ Smartscapes to launch the first fully interconnected smart city ecosystem in the U.S. And best of all, the landmark tech …
smart

In response to the federal government’s draft guidelines for its Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) has called for greater clarity around what constitutes as “innovative” and for the government to present outcomes that are more tangible than “improving liveability”. The council, which launched in …
business

The government is urging businesses in major provinces to form city development companies to manage assets and embrace innovation, paving the way to become smart cities in the future. The model for city development companies is taking shape in the provinces of Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai and Phuket to advance the development …
winston

Finance Minister Winston Jordan this evening in the National Assembly took up a concern raised by Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira that Valued Added Tax (VAT) was being charged on parking meter cards. Minister Jordan said in the National Assembly this is incorrect and ought not happen, adding that a statement …
mullanpur

The segment we analyse here — Mullanpur Garibdass — can be categorised as a ‘Tale of two cities’. One houses the luxurious Sukhvilas resort and the other where residents are still awaiting basic amenities. Sitting north-west of Chandigarh, Mullanpur Garibdass, now known as New Chandigarh, is seeing development in patches. On …
et

Bengaluru, which failed twice to make it to the list of the Centre’s smart cities mission, is making a final bid this time with lots of competition and less funds left. The city is pitching for the development of its CBD, rather than its entirety, to be eligible for the …
urban

The city will soon have a state-of-the-art Urban Museum to showcase its past, development over the years, culture, heritage and Smart City project. The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has identified a land in Unit-VI for the purpose. BDA sources said the museum will spread over 2.5 acre out of which the …
gujarat

The Government of India has proposed to create 100 smart cities under the Smart Cities Mission launched in June 2015. The total investment required as per the Smart City proposals of 60 cities is estimated at Rs 1.34 lakh crore or approximately $20 billion. The mission grants by the Central …