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Article on March 16, 2017

Rebooting Indian Infrastructure For Faster Growth

The finance minister has acknowledged the need to continue with strong economic reforms, promote higher investments, and accelerate growth, particularly is sectors like railways, roads, and renewable energy.

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Are Cities Ready For Green Ride?

Indian cities are becoming worse in terms of pollution. The Centre is investing in many green mobility options to cut the emission and make our cities safer to breathe

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Time to Bridge The Urban-Rural Divide

Efficient policy and smart implementation can completely change the demography of Indian villages

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Harvesting Every Drop: The Singapore Water Story

Singapore is pioneer in Urban water harvesting and has become a model for other countries to follow

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In India, Physical Infrastructure Fundamental To Enable Mobility

High quality mobility in cities is crucial for the success of other sectors and the creation of jobs, and plays a key role in cultivating a conducive environment for residents and business.

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“We Can Build Roads Three-Times Faster”

A recent study by McKinsey Global Institute says that India, will require building 2.5 billion square metres of paved road to match the huge influx of migrating population in the urban pockets by the year 2030. However the pace of highway construction is at an average of 18.23 km per day, a way lower than what is required. Ben James, CEO of Global Road Technology, an Australia based company, talks about how new equipment and advance technology can increase the speed of road making in India by almost three times, and can save substantial cost of construction .

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Vizag Can Be Future Hub Of Global Fintechs

FinTech Valley in Vizag is a self-sustainable global FinTech ecosystem that focuses on converging finance and technology to create large avenues of growth through industry enablers, world-class infrastructure, entrepreneurship and innovation. J A Chowdary– Special Chief Secretary and IT Advisor to the Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh, shares his thoughts with Manish Arora of BW Smartcities

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‘Action On Ground Begins Now’: Rajiv Gauba

Rajiv Gauba, Secretary in the Union Ministry of Urban Development tells BW Businessworld’s editor-in-chief Anurag Batra that the years 2017 and 2018 would see a lot of action on ground in the realm of smart cities. He says that even though the first few months of the Smart Cities Mission had been consumed by essential basic activities, a very large number of projects in the cities were now ready to take off. Gauba, however, feels that the limited revenues and limited capacity of cities around the country was a big challenge. Excerpts of an exclusive interview:

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Cracking The Urban Mobility Code

Smart mobility solutions can make our cities economically productive, less polluting and wasteful of resources, socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable and above all, liveable

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NRL completes its first smart model village project

Central oil PSU Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has completed its first Model Village project at Gandhigaon in Assam's Golaghat district.

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