Manish Arora

Manish is a reporter with BW Smartcities.

Latest Articles By Manish Arora

“Democratizing the entire data and making it visible to the public has empowered us.”

A charismatic leader and a youth icon for many, Nara Lokesh, Cabinet Minister for Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Andhra Pradesh has taken the state on an unprecedented developmental path. Taking to Chahat Jain and Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, the minister talks about leveraging technology and supporting young entrepreneurs as a key to push the Government’s development agenda and guarantee a quality life to the rural population.

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Smart Cities In Gujarat: Sincere Efforts Towards Urbanization

Ahmedabad Smart City has been working on various key projects like Integrated Command & Control Centre which has been rolled out for the better of citizens while the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) & Janmitra App have also been launched.

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"Gujarat has 6 smart cities and our focus is on making them compete with the best in the world.”

With a firm focus on making Gujarat a world class state, Gujarat Government is pushing ahead with its agenda of making the state a land of opportunities and an inclusive development taking everyone along in its quest to make Gujarat a model Smart State. In an exclusive interview with Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and Manish Arora, Associate Editor, BW Smart Cities, Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat, talks about his Government’s initiatives taken so far and his planned vision on making Gujarat compete with the best cities in the world.

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Pune Smart City Municipal Corporation

Pune has been the biggest achiever in the progress under the smart cities mission, says the AmCham and PwC report titled ‘Snapshot of projects under Lighthouse Smart Cities’. In an interview with Manish Arora of BW SmartCities, Kunal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation tells us about the progress of Smart City Mission and his vision for the next two years.

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Smart Technology Can Help In Smart Policing

Technology can change the way the police controls crime in a city and can help in its early detection. Deepak Ratan, Inspector General Of Police, Varanasi talks to Manish Arora of BW SmartCities about how by leveraging technology, the state police can prevent and reduce the crime rate in the city. Edited excerpts...

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“Industries Are Now Keen To Invest In Uttar Pradesh”

The Uttar Pradesh Government, under the new dispensation has come up with a new industrial policy, which is particularly aimed at facilitating ease of doing business, promoting employment generation, and also in reviving the old industrial cities in the state. What the new policy is offering is ease of doing business for the investors, assuring them of ‘zero tolerance’ with regard to law and order situation and better business climate and substantial policy framework. Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities talks to Satish Mahana, Minister for Industries Uttar Pradesh, about the new industrial policy, chang-ing perception of the investors in the state, reviving the old textile units of Kanpur and restore its lost glory as the Manchester of the East.

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‘Ride-Sharing To Be Future Of Urban Mobility

For last three years, Uber has changed the paradigm of mobility in India. Shweta Rajpal Kohli – Public Policy Head, India and South Asia, Uber, in conversation with Manish Arora

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People Look for Comfort, Security, Convenience and Environment For Smart Living

Community projects are like smaller cities within a larger one but with many conveniences of its own spanning hundreds of acres with facilities like offices, shopping malls, cinemas, schools, hospitals and all other facilities that are there in developed urban centres

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Elevating The Urban Living

As the cities are going vertical, elevators and escalators are becoming important part of the high rise building design. Latest technology is redefining designs of elevators and escalators, which are more energy efficient with lower maintenance cost. Sebi Joseph, President, Otis India, in Conversation with Manish Arora

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Smart City Mission Changed The Approach Of Local Government: Naidu

Naidu Spoke on various aspects of development of smart cities in the country at the Knowledge sharing workshop on ‘Smart Cities and Informed Urbanisation’ here today, organized by NITI Ayog and University of New South Wales, Australia.

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