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City Focus: Bhubaneswar To Give Metro A Miss, to focus on BRTS

Bhubaneswar Smart City has decided to do away with the metro rail and is focussing on improving the bus transport system, installing intelligent traffic system and creating cycling tracks for the convenience of cyclist and pedestrians

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Is India Ready To Bite The Bullet?

One of the most ambitious projects of the Modi Government, the progress of Bullet train, is slow due to bureaucratic hassles

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Heralding A Culture Of Openness With Standardised Data

By institutionalizing a culture of data in India cities, there will be an immediate increase in transparency, accountability, informed investments and increased citizen engagement.

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ICT For Smart And Sustainable Development

Investments in location and other ICT tools to create economic, social and environmental improvements to citizens is only part of the smart city story

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Revamping Indian Railways

Indian Railways is the backbone of Indian transport system. However the existing infrastructure is not enough to cater to the growing passenger demand in future. Railway requires massive technical overhaul and upgradation

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Cities Need Smart Spaces For Parking

Creating good parking space can go a long way for smooth road traffic. BW Smartcities look at how cities are adopting smart parking solutions using technology

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Waiting For Green Signal

Handling city traffic, especially during peak hours, is a universal concern for global mega cities. Can technology be the answer for smooth traffic management?

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Safe Drinking Water For The Indian Cities

Access of safe drinking water remains a challenge for urban India. Depleting ground water, lack of proper rain water harvesting and rising contamination in the ground water is posing fresh challenge for the Indian cities, especially in low-income or resettlement colonies, which are struggling to get safe and affordable water. While affluent class depend on the water purifier or the bottled water, millions are still dependent on piped water access and other unreliable water sources. Piramal Sarvajal, is an initiative under the aegis of Piramal Foundation, to provide safe drinking water to all. Anuj Sharma, COO, Piramal Sarvajal shares his thoughts with BW SmartCities

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Ensuring Safe Water And Air For The Cities

Eureka Forbes Limited has launched specific programme to launch safe water and safe air initiative for Indian cities. Manish Arora talks to its CEO, Marzin Shroff

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In Smart City Plan, People Should Be The Main Focus

In last five years, Barcelona has transformed itself into one of the most advanced European cities. The city has smartly embedded technology with green living together and has created a city, which is smart, healthy and retaining its vibrant culture. Antonio Vives, CEO of City Transformation Agency, Barcelona the man behind the transformation of Barcelona into a Smart City, in a brief chat with BW Smart Cities

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