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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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The Need for Sustainable Public Transport system in the Millennium City

The need of the hour is for an umbrella body on the lines of Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) to integrate public transport system and provide a single window ticketing mechanism for commuters.

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“Smart Cities need to be inclusive in all aspects of sustenance.”

One of the country’s reputed business groups, Pacific India is a notable name in the realty and infrastructure space in India with considerable presence in real estate, hospitality and education sector. With infrastructure being an indispensable part of our Government’s agenda especially Smart Cities Mission, Abhishek Bansal, Executive Director, Pacific India talks to Manali Jaggi of BW Smart Cities about the important aspects of Smart Cities and the need for them to be inclusive with respect to sustenance.

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Uber rolls out ‘Movement’ in New Delhi sharing data-driven insights on traffic patterns

Movement to help Centre and Delhi urban planners take informed decisions on infrastructure, urban mobility and traffic management.

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Capturing the imagination: The fully robotic car

While autonomous and connected vehicles have opened a whole new world of opportunities, there are many concerns that need to be addressed before the automobile industry launches a fully functional and tested autonomous vehicle.

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Innovations driving the Future – Smart Cities

The way to Smart Cities in India is for the Government to open and facilitate infrastructure, ease regulation for devices and create an open resource of public data that receives and provides information to and from local services.

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