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SC declines to modifyorder on master plan 25.5.2018 Hindu: News
Rejects Centre’s plea; DDA was asked to invite public opinion
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SC no to changing order seeking public views on amending Master Plan 24.5.2018 General News
The national capital is being "ravaged" by unauthorised encroachments and illegal constructions, the Supreme Court said today as it rejected the Centre's plea seeking modification of an order asking it to invite suggestions from the public before amending the Master Plan of Delhi (MPD) 2021. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Navin Sinha directed the Centre to "expeditiously implement the order dated May 15 in letter and spirit keeping the interest of the public of Delhi in mind". The top court had on May 15 asked the Centre to give a window of 15 days to the people of Delhi to give suggestions or objections to the government which had proposed amendments to the Delhi's master plan. The Centre had sought modification of the order while objecting to the 15-day time on several grounds including it may create "law and order" problem. "Again unfortunately, instead of taking the people of Delhi into confidence with regard to amendments to the Master Plan, a bogey of public order and ...
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Centre to invite objections from public on Delhi Master Plan: SC 24.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Thursday denied the Centre's plea seeking modification of its earlier order in which the government was asked to invite suggestions for 15 days from the public before amending the Master Plan of Delhi-2021, saying authorities must appreciate that the "people of Delhi come first".
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Delhi Masterplan: SC rejects Centre's plea seeking modification of order 24.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of the Centre seeking modification of its order in which the DDA was asked to invite suggestions from the public on amending the Master Plan of Delhi-2021. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and Navin Sinha did not accept the Centre's submission that there was no need to take suggestions or objections of the public as DDA had undertaken this exercise earlier. "We have not acceded to the request (of Centre and DDA) seeking modification of our order," the bench said. The apex court had on May 15 accepted DDA's action plan in which it had listed out steps including launching of an interactive website and a smart phone application to enable the public register their grievances regarding illegal constructions and given the authority 15 days time to make it operational. The DDA had also proposed to fix responsibility on officials in cases of illegal construction activities in the national capital and violation of the master plan and building bye-laws. In
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Collaborative Governance set to take centre stage at 4th Smart Cities India 2018 Expo 21.5.2018 General News
Today, authorities across the world are focused on evaluating and deploying new-age technologies to make cities smarter and better places to live in than ever before. The 4th Smart Cities India 2018 expo, taking place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 23-25th May, will feature some of the most prominent leaders and experts discussing the harnessing of technology to make the next generation of urban spaces resilient, sustainable, and inclusive.Organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the NASSCOM Centre of Excellence - IoT and Exhibitions India Group, the 4th Smart Cities India 2018 expo co-locates five major verticals that make up our smart city framework - Buildings, Solar, Smart Cities, Transport and Water.Intelligent urban transport networks, smart energy, safe and secure public spaces, upgraded water supply, waste disposal facilities, and environmentally compatible buildings are some of the components of the future-ready smart cities that India and the world ...
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Singapore To Draw Up Development Plan For Pune Metropolitan Region 17.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Singapore has partnered with the Maharashtra government to undertake massive urban infrastructure developments in the Pune Metropolitan Region.
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Cities are drivers of economic growth & people living cities need to be provided with adequate housing: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cities are the drivers of economic growth and all sections of people living in the cities need to be provided with adequate housing and other essential amenities.
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Singapore to draw up development plan for Pune Metropolitan Region 17.5.2018 General News
Singapore has partnered with the Maharashtra government to undertake massive urban infrastructure developments in the Pune Metropolitan Region. Singapore's Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran and Maharashtra's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, chairing the inaugural Maharashtra-Singapore Joint Committee meeting yesterday in Mumbai, signed a framework agreement to facilitate Singapore investments into the state. They agreed to jointly work on the masterplan and airport for Pune, which is Maharashtra's fast-growing IT and manufacturing hub, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry in a statement yesterday. They also agreed to look at collaboration opportunities in Maharashtra's aviation, urban infrastructure and port and logistics sectors. The ministers also witnessed the signing of an MoU between Enterprise Singapore and Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) to collaborate on the planning and development of the Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR). PMRDA also ...
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SC modifies its order staying proposed changes in Delhi master plan 15.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today partially modified its March 6 order by which it had stayed further progress in amending the Master Plan of Delhi-2021 and directed the Centre to give a 15-day window for inviting objections to the proposed changes. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Navin Sinha also asked Attorney General K K Venugopal, who appeared for the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), whether the concerned officials of the department would be immediately suspended if unauthorised constructions come up in the areas under their jurisdiction. Venugopal sought modification of the March 6 order and referred to the concept of separation of powers. He said the statutory authorities cannot be prohibited from framing laws. The apex court asked the Centre to give 15 days for inviting objections for the proposed amendments and said the government should take a final call after considering all aspects. The bench posted the matter for further hearing on May 17. The Master Plan-2021 is a blueprint
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Delhi sealing drive: SC modifies order staying proposed changes, gives 15-days window to invite objections 15.5.2018 DNA: Top News
The Supreme Court on Tuesday partially modified its March 6 order by which it had stayed further progress in amending the Master Plan of Delhi-2021 and directed the Centre to give a 15-day window for inviting objections to the proposed changes. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Navin Sinha also asked Attorney General K K Venugopal, who appeared for the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), whether the concerned officials of the department would be immediately suspended if unauthorised constructions come up in the areas under their jurisdiction. Venugopal sought modification of the March 6 order and referred to the concept of separation of powers. He said the statutory authorities cannot be prohibited from framing laws. The apex court asked the Centre to give 15 days for inviting objections for the proposed amendments and said the government should take a final call after considering all aspects. The bench posted the matter for further hearing on May 17. The Master Plan-2021 is a blueprint for urban ...
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Our city governments are very weak, completely at the mercy of the state: Yogendra Yadav 10.5.2018 Citizen Matters
The Swaraj India Party, founded by social scientist-turned-politician Yogendra Yadav is contesting the high profile Karnataka Assembly Elections, slated for May 12. In a candid conversation with Citizen Matters, Yadav talks of the party's vision. »
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4th Regional Conference on ‘Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure’ concludes in Bengaluru today; 4.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
    The 4th Regional Conference on ‘Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure’ organized by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) concluded in Bengaluru today.
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Accelerate efforts to address air pollution: WHO to South-East Asian countries 2.5.2018 General News
The WHO today called upon member countries in the South-East Asia region to aggressively address the issue of pollution, saying it accounts for 34 per cent of the seven million premature deaths caused by household and ambient air pollution together globally every year. This comes in the wake of a report of the global health body which puts Delhi and 13 other Indian cities in the list of 20 most-polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016. Stating that air pollution contributes significantly to non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and lung cancer, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia, stressed on the need for investment in effective urban planning with energy-efficient housing and power generation, building safe and affordable public transport systems and improving industry and municipal waste management. She also sought elimination of the emissions from coal and biomass energy systems, proper management
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Centre to work with states for capacity augmentation of airport infra 1.5.2018 General News
The Centre will work with the states for innovative measures for capacity augmentation of airports in the country and revise regulatory framework for airports, apparently to attract private capital into the aviation sector. At a meeting between the Civil Aviation Ministry and Airline representatives here today, proposals for a new urban planning and multi-modal connectivity to the airports was discussed as part of the NABH (NextGen Airports for Bharat) Nirman initiative. The initiative seeks expansion of the airport capacity more than five times to handle a billion trips a year. The aviation industry at present is growing at a rate of about 30 per cent. During the meeting chaired by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, it was felt that further amendments to the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority Act is needed to address the capacity constraint issue, sources said. Airport Authority of India chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra was also present at the meeting. The collective .
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Criminal neglect responsible for poor urban planning: Minister 27.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said the criminal neglect in the 70 years after independence was responsible for the sad state of India's urban planning even as the Modi government had taken the required measures to address the problems.
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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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Residents oppose expansion of Chennai Metropolitan Area 24.4.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Say govt. is inducing urbanisation and it could spell disaster
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Chennai buzz: Summer heat, controversy over Governor and plans for the Marina 23.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Did you follow the news in your city closely last week? Here's a quick look at some interesting developments and plans that made it to the headlines. »
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Plot regularisation scheme may be extended 23.4.2018 Hindu: News
Less than 5% of owners have applied in the State
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Two day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” concludes in Ahmedabad today ; 20.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Two day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” concluded in Ahmedabad, Gujarat today. The Conference was organized by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Gujarat Council along with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), an autonomous research organization under the Ministry of External Affairs.
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