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IMC: CONGRESS, BJP SPAR OVER SMART CITY PROJECT

BJP and Congress corporators recently traded barbs during a special session of Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), which was convened to share suggestions for the Smart city project.A wordy duel ensued when opposition leader in IMC, Fouzia Sheikh Aalim accused BJP of draining coffers and telling lies to residents of Indore. “Crores of rupees have been spent on organising such events at 5-star hotels. Such sessions can be organised at the IMC office,” Aalim said. It will take only one visit to Indore by any central government official to reject city’s...
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FRENCH AMBASSADOR, SMART CITY DELEGATION ON VISIT TO NAGPUR

François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, along with SPS Bakshi, CMD, Engineering Projects India Ltd (EPI) are currently visiting Nagpur. Richier arrived in Nagpur on Dec 16th and was greeted by Maharashtra CM. On visit to Nagpur, meeting with Deputy Mayor, Commissioner Hardikar and stakeholders from the Smart Cities mission was held. Richier led a 14-member delegation, including heads of top French companies active in the smart cities and urban development sectors, who represented their expertise in their respective areas.  The participating companies include Alstom Transport, Dassault Systèmes, Egis, Lumiplan, RATP...
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RAJE URGES PUBLIC TO KEEP RAJASTHAN “CLEAN AND LIVEABLE”

Noting that the government alone cannot keep the cities clean and liveable, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje recently urged the public as well as Mayors, representatives of the local municipal bodies to work together to improve environment.Raje, while addressing the inaugural session of the ‘Municipalika 2015’ stated that the state government is working in line with the Union Government’s series of programmes at urban reconstruction, consolidation and reforms. “Rajasthan is earnestly working for the initiatives of the centre such as Swach Bharat Mission, Smart Cities, Atal Mission of Rejuvenation and...
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SMART CITY: RS 8,000 CR PROPOSAL FOR BHOPAL GETS FINAL TOUCHES

Financial model of an estimated Rs 8,000 crore, Bhopal’s smart city proposal is being worked out in consultation with state government, ahead of submission deadline of December 15.Top officials of state government’s urban administration and development department (UADD) and consultants from UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) are reviewing proposals from seven cities of Madhya Pradesh, participating in Union government’s smart cities challenge, an official said. Twenty cities would be selected for the mission in first year and winners are likely to be declared in January 2016. Sources said Bhopal...
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SMART CITY: BHUBANESWAR GETS MOST ‘LIKES’ ON FB

Kudos to all Bhubaneswar lovers, it has topped in social media platform Facebook, with the capital of Odisha getting maximum ‘likes’ in its smart city campaign page recently.The Bhubaneswar – Smart City page in Facebook is the official page of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC); it is an interactive platform for the citizen’s involvement in the exciting journey to prepare the Smart City road map. “We were number 1 in citizen connect initiative last week. We will organise a number of other events to get more ‘likes’ including Smart City...
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FACEBOOK TO HELP BSNL SET UP 100 RURAL WI-FI HOTSPOTS

Boosting the government’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ drive, social media giant Facebook has come forward to facilitate state-run BSNL in setting up 100 Wi-Fi sites in rural areas of western and southern India.Facebook will spend Rs 5 crore per annum for sponsoring these 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in the country.”Facebook has partnered with us to sponsor 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in villages across west and southern India. They will pay Rs 5 lakh for BSNL bandwidth for each hotspot per annum,” BSNL chairman & MD, Anupam Shrivastava said.The hotspots are being set up...
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SMART CITY PROJECT: 1,960 PROPOSALS SUBMITTED IN LUDHIANA

Around 1,960 submissions have been made by city residents at the online portal ‘mygov.in’ under the Smart City Project. Most of the submission have focused on environment, traffic management and parking, public safety, and wifi and internet connectivity in public places.November 1 was the last date for residents to submit their suggestions at the online portal. MC additional commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that after November 1, residents can post their suggestions on the Facebook page created by the MC. Also, they can give their suggestions by filling the questionnaires which...
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NASHIK MUNICIPAL CORPORATION INVITES CITIZENS’ VIEWS ON SMART CITY

The civic administration has invited citizens and their representatives to present their views about how a smart city should be during a day-long seminar at Kalidas Kala Mandir on Friday.A senior official from the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) said taking into consideration the involvement of citizens in the Smart Cities Mission, municipal commissioner Praveen Gedam had called upon all stake holders to present their views on the smart city concept. “A discussion will be held with the elected representatives at 11am and this will be followed by various institutions and...
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MANGALURU GEARS UP FOR SMART CITY TAG – AWARD OF RS. 1 LAKH OFFERED

VISION STATEMENT – Maximum 50 Words Selected vision statement will be awarded cash prize of Rs. 1.00 lakh and certificate. If no vision statement gets selected the top 3 statements will win a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/- each. Drop Boxes at : –  Mangaluru City Corporation, Lalbagh –  City Centre Mall, K.S.Rao Road –  Forum Fiza Mall, Pandeshwara –  Bharath Mall, Bejai –  Mangaluru City Corporation sub office, Surathkal –  Mangaluru City Corporation sub office, Kadri Submit on or before 5th October 2015 Even as Mangaluru braces itself for...
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MASTERPLAN FOR PONNERI SMART CITY READY: JICA

The proposed Smart City in Ponneri in north Chennai would be developed on 25,000 acres in three phases, according to the senior representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ichiguchi Tomohide.Talking to Express on the sidelines of the Global Investors Meet (GIM) here on Wednesday, Tomohide said the Ponneri Smart City project would be done in three stages.“In the first and second stages, a total of 4,500 acres would be converted into Smart City, and in the third stage we are targeting an area of 20,000 acres. The master plan...
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