User: fredericknoronha Topic: Urban Planning
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Less than 3% of projects under mission completed 24.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Nearly two years after the Smart Cities Mission was launched, less than 3% of the projects proposed under the Mission have been completed, as per information shared by the Union Urban Development Mini...
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A.P. stands first in urbanreforms for 2016-17 24.6.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
The urban reforms implemented by AP catapulted it to the top position in the country with 96.56 % marks for the year 2016-17. Director of Municipal Administration K. Kanna Babu received the award from...
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What makes a city smart in India and why world is far ahead of us 23.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
Smart cities are here to provide jobs, civic amenities, speedy and hassle-free transport system, uninterrupted and clean power, water supply and good quality of life.
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Making cities food-smart and secure 23.6.2017 HBL: Opinion
Urban agriculture can get around some of the challenges ever-burgeoning cities will face in the near future
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GDA opposes library in Ghaziabad park 23.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has told the municipal corporation to stop construction work for a library in a park situated in Sector 7 of Rajnagar -- a posh residential colony.
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86% seats of B Planning course in Guj go vacant 22.6.2017 DNA: Top News
The Bachelor of Planning (B Planning) course, offered by five institutes across the state, has failed to evoke much response from students. As per fresh details emerging from the latest development at Admissions Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC), of the 260 B Planning seats offered by various institutes across Gujarat, 220 are to be filled through ACPC and of those 220, only 34 have been filled so far. While the response from the entire state looks gloomy, Nirma University has emerged to be the most preferred institute. The University Grants Commission (UGC) had last year asked universities and colleges across the country to start a course on urban planning after PM Narendra Modi unveiled the roadmap to develop 500 cities under the Smart Cities Mission project. Confirming the same, member secretary of ACPC GP Vadodaria said, “Like last year, very few have opted for the course this year and in fact, the numbers have dipped even further.” When DNA asked him for the reason behind the lack of ...
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Over 30% encroachment removal drives fail because of lack of police support: LDA 19.6.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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UP's principal secretary housing & urban planning visits Lucknow Metro, asks team to speed up 17.6.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Kochi metro gets on track with a historic journey 17.6.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Will try to promote domestic manufacture of metro coaches, says Modi
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Modi flags off Kerala's first metro in Kochi 17.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday flagged off the Kochi metro - India's first integrated multi-mode transport system that has reserved jobs for transgenders and will be run mostly by women.
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PM Modi dedicates Kochi Metro to the nation 17.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated the first phase of Kochi Metro to the nation. Addressing the inaugural function, he stressed the need to bring about a paradigm shift in urban planning by adopting a people-centric approach and integrating land use and transport. "Over the last three years, my government has placed special focus on overall infrastructural development of the nation," Modi said. "In Pragati meetings, I have personally reviewed nearly 175 projects worth more than Rs 8 lakh crore and resolved bottlenecks," he said, referring to his ambitious multi- purpose and multi-modal platform PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation). Modi said his government was also focussing on next generation infrastructure, which includes logistics, digital and gas. The prime minister, who began his speech in Malayalam, said he was happy to be part of the inauguration of the Kochi Metro. "I congratulate the people of Kochi on the proud moment," he said. Kochi, the queen of the Arabian ...
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Speech by PM at the dedication of Kochi Metro to the Nation 17.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Speech by PM at the dedication of Kochi Metro to the Nation
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PM Modi inaugurates Kochi Metro 17.6.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the first phase of Kochi Metro to the nation today.Soon after his arrival at the Naval airport here from New Delhi, Modi drove to the Palarivattom station and took a ride from Palarivattom to Pathadippalam.Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan were among those who accompanied the prime minister in the train.After cutting the ribbon at the Palarivattom station, Modi shook hands with the chief minister and Sreedharan before proceeding to board the metr
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Administration stalls axing of trees 16.6.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Taking serious note of news reports published in TOI about planned axing of more than 700 trees for development of Rajpura colony near the bus stand, the district administration stalled the process at various sites in Patiala.
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Bike-sharing schemes: Flourishing or running riot? 15.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Almost a hundred Chinese cities now have bike-sharing schemes. The bikes, in various colours, have GPS trackers and can be unlocked simply by scanning a barcode on the frame with your phone. China may be creating a new model of transportation that could be adopted globally.
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Punjab still grappling with illegal housing colonies 15.6.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Even as the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority is in the process of finalizing a housing policy, the state currently has 1,565 illegal colonies.
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RERA to safeguard UP home buyers’ interests 13.6.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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RERA to safeguard UP home buyers' interests 13.6.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
Checking the authenticity of housing projects and ensuring that builders fulfil their commitments is set to get easier for home buyers as UP housing and urban planning department has initiated the process of registering all development authorities of the state and builders under RERA (Real Estate Regulation & Development Act, 2016). RERA is aimed at protecting the rights of home buyers and regulating construction by builders.
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UP housing dept sets eyes on illegal constructions, moots affordable housing for FY2018 8.6.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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SPEAK UP: Delhi's parks need to be reclaimed 5.6.2017 DNA: India
While talks of making the national capital a Smart City have been going on for a while, restoring the neighbourhood parks, an important aspect of urban planning and social security, has been missing from the development agenda. In most parts of the capital, the neighbourhood parks paint a grim picture of what is meant to be a recreational space. Uneven grass, garbage dumped in corners, broken and rusting swings and benches, poorly-lit and often unsafe sums up the state of most parks in Delhi The city has around 14,000 neighbourhood parks and open spaces under various agencies — municipal corporations, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Delhi government. However, lack of maintenance and poor infrastructure defines the state of most of these public parks. As a result, most parks have become safe havens for anti-social elements. Astha Kunj, a huge public park located in south Delhi's Kailash Colony area, is a case in point, as it is now known as a den of criminals. It is only now that the DDA has ...
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