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IIIT Delhi Students Bag Rs 10 Lakh Funding For Innovation 3.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
In the event held on June 29 and 30 in IIT Bombay, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D) students bagged Rs 10 Lakh funding for their innovative VTOL-UAV project.
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Heritage City, Ahmedabad, inspiring other cities: Heritage Cell 8.7.2018 DNA: Money
Various cities in the country have approached Ahmedabad to help them gain international recognition for their heritage. Indore, the cleanest city in India, is also receiving guidance for its own heritage walk. These events have happened after UNESCO declared the 5.4 sq km walled city of Ahmedabad as a World Heritage City last year. "What makes Ahmedabad truly distinctive is that the country's only heritage city is also emerging as a smart city. It has been an effort of the past 20 years which started with the Heritage Walk. Being the biggest stakeholders ourselves, we have all the relevant heritage stakeholders on board too. We set up a great example of strong documentation, by-laws, and legal structures," said Mukesh Kumar, Municipal Commissioner. The endeavour for the tag began two decades ago when the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) initiated the Heritage Walk, which was continued in the subsequent years. Later, the Heritage Cell was set-up by the civic body, which now guides other cities to ...
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Surat Smart City Selected for ‘City Award’ for showing great momentum in Implementation of Projects Under ‘India Smart Cities Award’ 2018 20.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Nine awards in three categories, i.e., Project Award, Innovative Idea Award and City Award have been announced under the India Smart Cities Awards, which was launched on June 25, 2017 by Hon’ble Housing and Urban Affairs Minister.
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CM Vijay Rupani dedicates Rs 411 cr project to Gujarat 17.6.2018 DNA: India
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday launched Janyatra, a mobile application, along with dedicating projects and development works, worth Rs 411 crore. The app will give details about the routes and guide the traveller regarding stations. One can also book tickets using this app. This is a part of the smart city project. In other projects, the CM dedicated a flyover to the public near to Balolnagar railway crossing in Ranip. While inaugurating, he said the bridge will ease the traffic burden. He said the government is committed to constructing underpasses and overbridges for the railway crossing across the state. " "We are shaping the infrastructure project keeping in mind the next 25 years. There will be no paucity of the fund for public welfare schemes. We are doing development work and we'll continue doing the same," said Rapani. "We have vouched to make Ahmedabad the best city equivalent to the best cities across the globe. This city is India's first world heritage city and also a part of the ...
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Integrated Command and Control Centre of Naya Raipur Smart City inaugurated by Prime Minister 14.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Integrated Command and Control Centre of the Naya Raipur Smart City was inaugurated by Prime Minster Narendra Modi today. Sh. Hardeep Puri, MoS(I/C), Housing and Urban Affairs and Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh were also present on the occasion.
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Smart City Centers helping in improved & efficient delivery of public services: Puri 11.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State(I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs has stated that Smart City Center project is a unique component of the Smart City Mission which is helping in improved and efficient delivery of public services.
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Delhi Metro's Magenta Line underground sections to open today 25.5.2018 General News
The inauguration of underground sections Delhi Metro's Magenta line from Nehru Park to Central Metro is scheduled to open later in the day.The entire stretch of the Magenta Line will be ready, extending from Botanical Garden in Noida with Janakpuri West in Delhi will be inaugurated on May 28.Another underground metro line from Little Mount to AG-DMS in Chennai will also be inaugurated today.Japan has been supporting the construction of the Chennai metro both technically and financially.The government of Japan has spent around 110 billion for Chennai Metro Phase 1.Chennai metro will provide its commuters safety, reliability, punctuality, comfort, high-frequency operations and customer satisfaction.It will help reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and enhance sustainable urban transportation system.Major projects for Chennai Metro Phase II and Chennai Peripheral Ring Road are currently under survey.Japan is also contributing to the "Smart City" initiatives of Chennai, Ahmedabad and .
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China's Mobike to foray into India in next few weeks 20.5.2018 General News
App-based bicycle-sharing platform Mobike is firming up plans for its entry into the Indian market in the next few weeks and is in advanced discussions with authorities in various cities to start services. Mobike, which offers services in 16 countries across over 200 cities, was acquired by Chinese firm Meituan Dianping for an estimated USD 2.7 billion last month. "We are in advanced stages of discussions with authorities of various cities in India and are also looking at smart city projects. We want to be a part of the India story. We are looking at launching our services here in the next couple of weeks," Mobike India CEO Vibhor Jain told PTI. These cities include Nagpur, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad, among others, he added. Jain said the company is also in discussions with corporate parks and educational institutes in the country for introducing its platform. He, however, declined to comment on the investment earmarked for the Indian market or the number of bikes that will .
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Bank of Baroda consolidates operational activities at GIFT City 20.5.2018 General News
State-owned Bank of Baroda today said it has consolidated all its operational activities at a shared service center (SSC), which employs over 2,000 people, at Gujarat's GIFT City. Operational services such as retail loan processing, deposit account opening, forex transactions, call center, among others have been migrated to the SSC. "The SSC employs more than 2,000 staff, making Bank of Baroda one of the largest employers in the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar region," the lender said in a statement. The bank said it has taken 20,000 sq, ft of office space in GIFT City, making it the first India bank to actually move a lots operations to the smart city. Some other banks have already opened branches and representative offices there. The bank has been on a journey of rapid transformation in its services and processes over the last two years. Part of the transformation in processes was the idea to move the operations at the branch level to a centralised facility. This frees space at the branches ..
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Few takers for Janmitra card, AMC pushes councillors to take one 8.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Despite intensive promotions and marketing of Janmitra cards at many major events of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), there are very few takers for the civic body's newly introduced system. Under the Smart City project, the AMC has introduced a common card payment system called 'Janmitra Cards', an all-in-one prepaid card for financial transactions. The card not only works for the civic body services, but can also be used as a debit card. However, it is not popular and has found very few takers. To add numbers, the AMC has asked all elected members to get it; it'll be provided free of charge to the councillors. "To avail the card, there is a processing fee of Rs 50, but the civic body is not charging any money from councilors. All they have to submit is a copy of their respective Aadhar cards. Monday was the last day for submission," said an official. A Congress councillor said, "They have asked me to submit documents as they are going to issue Janmitra cards to us. Now I don't travel in BRTS ...
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Cisco, IBM and Bosch showing keen interest in Modi's Smart City Mission 29.4.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
As many as 99 cities have been selected under the Modi government's Smart City Mission. Each city will get Rs 500 crore to carry out the projects
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Smart Cities Mission is the beginning of India’s urban renaissance: Vice President 25.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Smart Cities Mission is the beginning of India’s urban renaissance. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the Book ‘Smart Cities Unbundled’ authored by Dr. Sameer Sharma, here today.
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How can a city become a 'smart city'? This is how Tel Aviv did it 23.4.2018 Latest News
To be a smart city is to know your people, know what they want, and know what they need
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Centre commits Rs 2,070 cr under AMRUT for 31 Guj cities 5.4.2018 General News
The Centre has committed a sum of Rs 2,070 crore for the development of 31 cities in Gujarat under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) mission, Independent Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani said today. In a release issued today, he said the 31 cities included Ahmedabad, Dwarka, Jamnagar, Gandhinagar, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Godhra, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara. The issue was raised in the Rajya Sabha by Nathwani and he had sought a reply from Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs. In his reply, tabled in the House, Puri said that the Union government had committed financial assistance of Rs 35,989.70 crore for development of 500 cities nationwide under AMRUT, of which Rs 2,069.96 crore was for 31 cities in Gujarat. The total allocation for the 31 cities is Rs 4,884.42 crore, the reply stated, adding that the rest of the amount would be pooled in by the Gujarat government. It said that Rs ...
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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s WiFi helps BRTS get 20k riders 5.4.2018 DNA: India
It’s been a month since the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation introduced Janmitra WiFi service, and people are loving it! Not just that, the new free WiFi service has helped BRTS get 20,000 more passengers in March compared to February. Under the smart city project, the AMC started providing free internet service to citizens from March 5, 2018, at more than 150 locations. In a month, 52,000 users have availed the WiFi service, according to AMC data. “It’s been a month and we are getting good response,” said AMC Deputy Municipal Commissioner Rakesh Shankar. “Not only this, we have seen a rise in ridership of BRTS compared to the previous month. As many as 20,000 more passengers have used BRTS in March compared to February,” The AMC’s free WiFi service is available at 145 BRTS terminuses, six zones, MJ library and civic body-run hospitals. Two more places – Riverfront Park near Subhash Bridge and Flower Park – were added to the list on Tuesday. One of the user said the 1GB mobile data given by his cellular ...
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Here's how BJP's flagship smart cities mission echoes failures of UPA govt 3.4.2018 Latest News
Launched in 2015, smart cities mission aims to create 100 smart cities, improve the quality of life for urban residents and steer India's rapid urbanisation
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Pune, Hyderabad bank on municipal bonds, but why are Kochi and Surat dithering? 2.4.2018 Citizen Matters
The Centre has been actively promoting municipal bonds as a source to fund development of cities, but those with lower credit ratings may not find it a very smooth option to raise money through the same. ...
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Ashok Leyland plans to make batteries for electric vehicles 2.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Working on technology that can charge battery of a bus in five minutes, says CEO
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Ahmedabad's urban planning to be discussed at UN Habitat meet 1.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The city has been steadily marching towards development and has set several examples by being a smart city and India's only heritage city. Now, a study of Ahmedabad's public transportation and urban planning is going to be discussed at a UN Habitat meet to be held in Fukuoka, Japan in July-August, 2018. Fukuoka city is going to host its 12th Asian-Pacific City Summit under the theme of 'Sustainable Cities and Communities'. By inter-city collaboration, participating cities will showcase their best examples of how urban issues have been solved. It is to be noted that only five cities have been selected to showcase their implemented, successful urban projects. Presentation of the case study will be given by the mayor of the respective cities. The introduction of BRTS enhanced accessibility, connectivity, social inclusiveness and improved the environmental quality, which covers five of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "Urbanisation is growing rapidly and as per an estimate, by 2050 around 70 per ...
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Janmitra card must to avail bus concession 1.4.2018 DNA: India
In data-driven, smart city Ahmedabad, if one needs to avail the concession facility of monthly passes to use the public transport bus – AMTS, they now must have a Janmitra Card. The civic body, under its smart city project, has launched the 'Janmitra Card' -- an all-in-one prepaid card for financial transactions. The card, earlier in October 2017, had replaced BRTS cards. There were around 51,000 BRTS cards issued, out of which a few thousand were converted to Janmitra. The contract of the card had been given to a private bank but it was getting a poor response from people. To woo people and get them to use the card, the AMC had also announced free double the internet speed to Janmitra Card-holders when they created a few free wi-fi free hotspots in the city. To increase the users of the Janmitra card, starting from the new financial year, it has been made mandatory to have a Janmitra card to get different kinds of concession. Also, there will not be any monthly passes, but a pass that will be valid for ...
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