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After heavy rains, cities hope to become climate smart

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 26, 2020

India's southern city of Hyderabad is known as a high-tech hub - but its infrastructure is looking increasingly dated in an era of strengthening climate change impacts. The city - home to offices of Microsoft and Google - this month saw its heaviest rainfall in a century,...

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India does not need more Smart Cities, says Urban Affairs Secy

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2020

Even as work is underway on building 100 Smart Cities across the country, there is no need for more as learnings from the ongoing mission can be replicated for other cities and towns in the...

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2020 Will See Cities Develop Advanced Urban Strategies

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

In 2020, the concepts of digital twins, urban modeling, resilience, circularity, smart urban spaces, and electric micro-mobility and micro-transit will be integrated into a comprehensive urban agenda and strategy that will define the character of smart cities of the future,...

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M3M to develop smart city on 165-acre land it bought from Sahara

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

Real estate firm M3M India Pvt Ltd said on Tuesday it will develop a smart city on a large land parcel in National Capital Region (NCR) it had bought from Sahara Group in 2014, for ₹1211 crore. Of the 185 acres M3M had bought from Sahara, the township will come up on 165...

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India, Europe 29 nations to cooperate in AI, green energy, IT, pharma, smart-cities

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 21, 2019

“India and the Europe 29 group of Central, Northern and East European countries hold growth potential in areas such as artificial intelligence, new age technologies, new manufacturing technologies and can be the beacons of growth in a slowing world,” Commerce & Industry...

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‘Smart Asia 2019’ Comes to Mumbai With Focus on Smart Cities Development

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2019

After a resounding success in Bengaluru in 2017 and 2018, the Smart Asia – Expo & Summit 2019, organized by The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), is being held in...

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3,880 projects worth ₹1.4 lakh cr tendered out under Centre’s Smart Cities initiative

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

Under Smart Cities initiative which is spread over 100 cities about 3,880 projects worth ₹1.41 lakh crore have been tendered, out of a total of about 5,000 projects. Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary, Smart Cities Mission Director, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, releasing...

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Energy projects worth Rs 13,161 crore being implemented under smart cities mission

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

The government has earmarked spending Rs 13,161 crore for energy projects being implemented under the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) with most of the funds dedicated to developing basic infrastructure for enhancing the grid and supply. Also, solar rooftop projects will account...

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Policy on electric vehicles likely to be released in three weeks

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

The State government will release a policy for electric vehicles within three weeks, said J. Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary, Transport Department, here on Saturday. Speaking at the launch of Society for Smart E-Mobility (SSEM), he assured its members that the policy will...

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Delhi: NDMC wants to run all areas on green energy

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 27, 2019

Lutyens’ Delhi, home to areas such as Sarojini Nagar and Kasturba Nagar, could soon witness a significant drop in its carbon footprint. As per a new plan put into motion by the Ministry of New...

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