Agra gives final touches to proposal

Agra gives final touches to proposal

Voting for the Agra Smart City project has crossed the 200,000 mark. Based on the number of votes and suggestions made, Agra is ahead of other cities seeking Smart City projects with central assistance, said officials. A special purpose vehicle (SPV) is being created...
Kochi plans to cover 1,700 acres

Kochi plans to cover 1,700 acres

The retrofitting-based development proposed by the Kochi Corporation for the Central Government’s 100 Smart Cities project will cover around 1,700 acres in the city with the focus on Fort Kochi, Kalvathy, Iraveli, Karippalam, Mattanchery and Amravathy in West Kochi...
Planners come with innovative ideas

Planners come with innovative ideas

Urban planners from the Delhi-based School of Planning and Architecture have examined the Smart City Mission and have come up with concepts that can boost social inclusion by innovative solutions to address the problems of people living in slums or in impoverished...
IoT will drive liveability

IoT will drive liveability

It would not be surprising if there are still many people who are sceptical of Smart Cities and the advantages they offer to citizens. Many people still think that what they require are not modern high-rise buildings, but a clean environment to live where they will...
Bureaucracy, land issue may put a drag on projects

Bureaucracy, land issue may put a drag on projects

A study by BMI Research, a firm belonging to rating agency Fitch, says bureaucracy and land issues could negatively impact Narendra Modi government’s ambitious plans to build 100 Smart Cities. BMI, which provides macroeconomic, industry and financial market analyses...