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It will involve as many as 24 civic agencies to improve delivery of services Chennai will soon have an integrated command and control centre, covering 24 civic agencies such as Chennai Corporation, Metrowater, Meteorological Department and the Police. Speaking at a brainstorming session organised ahead of the commissioning of the …
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Way back in the 1980s, M.J. Akbar, then founding-editor of The Telegraph, said only half in jest that Indians might soon need a visa to travel to Bombay. Akbar is now Minister of State for External Affairs and Bombay is Mumbai. But the sentiment he expressed then still holds: Mumbai …
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The sight of garbage strewn all over the city and even near the dustbins remains disturbingly ubiquitous. Not only do residents in several parts of the city continue to suffer the misery of having to see such sights, but the apathy of the authorities, including the Municipal Corporation, can be …
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Smart City Mission Late last month, the government announced another list of 30 cites for development as smart cities taking the total cities to 90 under its Smart City Mission. These cities have proposed to invest Rs 57,393 crore under respective smart city plans. With this, the total number of …
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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that the landscaping of the upcoming smart city should be according to the nature and climate of Ranchi. Reviewing the plan of smart city here at a top-level meeting, Das said the smart city should be created keeping in view the geographical position and …
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The special purpose vehicle for implementation of smart city project in Thiruvananthapuram city has been named Smartcity Thiruvananthapuram Limited. The corporation has received a communication regarding the name from ministry of corporate affairs. The articles of association and memorandum of association of special purpose vehicle are pending approval from the …
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In a big push to proposed Smart City Project, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has got powers as planning authority of mouza Pardi, Punapur, Bharatwada and Bhandewadi — covering almost half of East Nagpur — from the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT). In another development, the area of proposed Smart City …
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Kochi tops the list of most prosperous cities in the country, according to a study conducted by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) on behalf of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The NIUA, which published the report on August 5, reviewed the development in first 20 Smart Cities in …
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The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the implementation of programmes under the Smart City Mission in the state capital. The SPV would be in the shape of a city advisory forum. It will comprise of all stakeholders as members for …
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Less than two months after the Narendra Modi government included Srinagar in the Smart City mission, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir is getting a facelift. The city is now lit up with bright lights at night and the iconic Chinar trees have a new incandescent flavour now. Srinagar has …