India tops as best investment destination

India tops as best investment destination

According to the latest City Momentum Index released by global real estate consultancy JLL six Indian cities are in the world’s top 30 in terms of speed of economic and real estate development, with Bangalore ranked at number one. Based on JLL’s Global...
Sanjay Goenka eyes residential projects

Sanjay Goenka eyes residential projects

Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman of the Rs 3200 billion RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, is foraying into the residential real estate sector and has set up a subsidiary, Quest Properties India, according to a report in the DNA newspaper. The group plans to develop about 1.2 million...
Technologies face privacy challenges

Technologies face privacy challenges

Cities around the world, including India where the first batch of Smart Cities has been announced, have to start working on strategies to deliver improved services, traffic management and to tackle environmental challenges. Developing technologies and systems to...
NDMC comes in the first list

NDMC comes in the first list

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area, which houses bungalows of ministers, politicians and bureaucrats, made it to the first list of 20 urban centres to be developed under the Modi government’s flagship Smart City programme. The leafy VIP zone designed by...
Naidu announces the first 20 cities

Naidu announces the first 20 cities

Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced the first set of 20 winners of the Smart Cities Challenge. They will receive financial support from the centre for the Smart City Proposals they have developed in partnership with the people during the Challenge...
FICCI, Udaipur municipality sign MoU

FICCI, Udaipur municipality sign MoU

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Industries (FICCI) and Udaipur Municipal Corporation (UMC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for developing Udaipur as a Smart City. Both sides also organised a workshop to brainstorm on the challenges faced by the...