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Urban Affairs Minister Asks DMRC To Increase Metro Train Frequency

The government will take more measures to promote urban public transport

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From City of Ghats to a Smart City

Varanasi which is among the oldest cities in India famous for its Hundreds of Ghats, Temples and Kala Bhawan is set to be developed as Smart City. Government has already moved a budget of 321 Crores for development of Varanasi as Smart City.

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Dahej to have India's first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology

The Union minister also said that the Centre was ready to provide a helping hand to make Dahej PCPIR a success. The Centre had approved setting up of four PCPIRs in the states of Andhra Pradesh (Vishakhapatanam-Kakinada), Gujarat (Dahej), Odisha (Paradeep) and Tamil Nadu (Cuddalore-Nagapattinam)

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Solid Waste Management Bigger Concern Than Toilets: Minister

The Ministry has earlier this week approved a Rs.300 cr action plan for procuring modern equipment and systems for making a visible impact on solid waste management by which 670 ton per day waste processing capacity would be created by the end of December this year.

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Govt Launches Smart City Contest

The government has announced Rs 50-lakh prize money for the winners of the contest, Best performers in each category will be awarded Rs 5 lakh each.

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J&K Orders constitution of SPV'S for Smart Cities

According to the order the Registered Office of Jammu Smart City Limited shall be headquartered at Jammu Municipal Corporation, Town Hall, Jammu and that of Srinagar Smart City Limited at Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Karan Nagar, Srinagar.

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Maha Govt To Fund 18 stalled JNNURM Projects

The quantum of funds, which the Centre was supposed to provide for the projects, will now be provided by the state and local governing bodies for the completion of these 18 stalled projects

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Nagaland govt constitutes committee to review Municipal Act

The committee would consult all tribal hohos and stakeholders for reviewing the Municipal Act and submit its report within three months from the date of notification of its constitution

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Cabinet Approves New Metro Rail Policy

The Policy opens a big window for private investments in metro operations

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From Madras to Naya Raipur: Making of Urban India

Cities are not built in a day. As India is celebrating 70 years of Independence, BW SmartCities has attempted to put together some interesting anecdotes for the readers to mark the journey of making of modern urban India.

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