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DMRC Launches Upgraded Version of Delhi Metro Rail App

The upgraded app has been revamped with an array of new features such as information about the nearest metro station, feedback from passengers, information about the availability of shorter routes etc.

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Smart Cities: Transforming The Future Of Real Estate In India

Real estate industry stakeholders will need to understand emerging data sources and how they can capitalise on them to inform the development, construction and management of property assets.

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Towards A Better India But At What Cost?

Social habits and culture play an important role in sustaining uniqueness of a city. Breaking old monuments to construct new shinning buildings is not an answer. It has a deep impact and can kill the identity of the city.

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“As a French company, sustainability is something that we live by”

Betting big on India’s growth story, Egis, a France head-quartered engineering group eyes India as a big market holding a lot of promise. In conversation with Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, Nicolas Jachiet, Chairman & CEO, Egis Group shares information about the group’s prospects in the country, projects at hand and his foresight for India.

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“Currently, we are home to nearly 3,000 Indian businesses operating in over 50 sectors."

Following the opening of its new office in Mumbai, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), UAE is the preferred investment destination for over 13,000 flourishing businesses with nearly 3,000 Indian companies operating out of it. Talking to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saqr AL Qasimi, RAKEZ Chairman elaborated on India as an important market and zone’s support to Indian investors wishing to set up their business in UAE.

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“Indian citizens currently own 4 per cent of Aldar’s sold units.”

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Aldar Properties PJSC is a leading real estate developer in UAE. On a recent trip to India as a part of a real estate delegation from Abu Dhabi, Maan Al Awlaqi, Executive Director Commercial, Aldar Properties PJSC spoke to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities about the company’s role in shaping and enhancing the urban fabric of the UAE’s capital city and the strong bond India and UAE share based on their cultural, religious and economic ties.

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Stainless Steel: The optimum solution for modernizing India

A smart city relies heavily on its automotive, railway and transport (ART) sector. Having a high strength to weigh ratio and being resistant to impact and temperature shocks, stainless steel is an ideal choice for vehicle exhausts, bus bodies, fuel tanks, and railway coach and wagon bodies.

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No impact on property prices post GST

GST has provided some cushion to under construction projects and marginally brought down prices for affordable housing owing to the input tax credits, but we are yet to see a significant impact in the mid-sized or luxury space.

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ROBOTS – USHERING IN A NEW ERA IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

The day is not far when robots working on project sites will become a common occurrence. Drones- which are already in use to an extent, will constantly scan sites to collect data, predict and solve problems before they arise.

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“We want to get 10,000 bikes out on roads by the end of the third quarter.”

A group with $ 1.2 billion asset base, Hero Motors Company (HMC) is name to reckon with as being the world’s largest manufacturer of bicycles with over 20 companies under its belt. Spearheading the next generation of Munjals, Aditya Munjal, Director, Hexi, a last-mile connectivity solutions provider/startup arm of HMC is upbeat about the bicycle market in India and shall pick-up pace gradually. In an interview with Manali Jaggi of BW Smart Cities, Aditya talks about a consumer driven strategy by introducing various new strategic initiatives which can be instrumental in developing a robust cycling infrastructure and providing economic mobility to the disadvantaged.

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