Nod for MoU with Bloomberg Philanthropies

Nod for MoU with Bloomberg Philanthropies

The government has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Smart Cities signed   between Urban Development Ministry and New York-based Bloomberg Philanthropies. Under this Bloomberg Philanthropies will work as Knowledge Partner and support development and...
‘Unconstitutional’ says Congress

‘Unconstitutional’ says Congress

Congress party has dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Smart City Mission as “unconstitutional.” Senior party leader Narayan Rane said the funds allocated by Centre are for schemes which are already in progress and are being executed by the local...
Tirupati will have retrofitting plans

Tirupati will have retrofitting plans

The temple town of Tirupati will have retrofitting programme under its Smart City proposal. The Municipal Corporation and consultancy company LEA Associates have estimated that the town would require Rs 262.90 million in the next five years to achieve the Smart City...
Navi Mumbai builders urge Smart City norms

Navi Mumbai builders urge Smart City norms

The Builders Association of Navi Mumbai (BANM), which will be holding their 16th Mega Property Exhibition from Jan 8 to 11, has urged the civic body to ensure that Smart City scheme is retained. Devang Trivedi, former president of BANM, said, “We hope and urge...
Cities show confidence in funding

Cities show confidence in funding

Ten cities of Maharashtra appear to have great confidence in their ability to raise large amounts of funds, going by their Smart City proposals they have sent to the central government, reports have said. These cities have mentioned user charges, land monetisation,...