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Securing Our Smart Cities The Smart Way

Technology being at the centre of our Government’s Smart Cities Mission, safety and security have emerged as important aspects of the way cities function. Where technology has helped harness and optimise the management of urban resources, the protection of data and citizens alike has also emerged as

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Technology: The Challenge As Well As The Opportunity To Build Smart Cities

On 23rd February 2018, BW Businessworld organized Smart Cities Conclave in Ahmedabad. Several industry leaders, international experts, and key officials from the Government of Gujarat, including the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Hon’ble Vijay Rupani also attended the conclave

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Citizens Should Self-Regulate To Protect The Environment For Building Green Cities

Since environment has to be protected along while building smarter cities, it is important to keep in notice that WHO has said that top 10 polluted cities in the world are all Indian cities

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Sustainability And Waste Management Are Crucial To Smart Cities Mission: Ajay Girotra MD, AG Dauters

"People should be made aware about taking care of their surroundings by saving on energy consumption, water, not littering around and sanitation etc," said Ajay Girotra, MD, AG Dauters Waste Processing Pvt Ltd.

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5,000 Slum Families Rehabilitated Under Ahmedabad’s ABD approach

“Smart Cities projects undertaken by us have been extremely challenging but we charted our own course and achieved a lot in a short span of three years. Safety and security of our citizens are paramount for us," said Mukesh Kumar, Commissioner, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

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Puri announces annual assessment of Livability Index for 116 Indian cities

Puri had last month announced the commencement of the country’s first-ever ‘Liability Index’ to rank 116 cities which include the identified Smart Cities and few more cities with a population of over 1 million.

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Service Oriented Organizational Structure For Municipalities

The Infrastructure and the service provision for the citizens is the focus of all service delivery initiatives. The ground work for these is already in place as, in almost all cities that are likely to be covered under the schemes like AMRUT and Smart Cities Mission.

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‘India loses about 3% of GDP due to road crashes per year’

Every year, 1.25 million people are killed in road crashes and 90 per cent of deaths occur in the developing world. India is leading the global death toll by reporting 1,50,000 deaths each year. SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is an independent, non-profit organization working for the road safety and acce

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Government approves construction of 1,86,777 affordable houses for Urban Poor

RS.11,169 crore investment approved with central assistance of Rs.2,797 Crore. Haryana Gets 53,290 houses, Tamil Nadu-40,623, Karnataka-32,656, Gujarat-15,584, Maharashtra-12,123, Bihar-11,411, Kerala-9,461, Uttarakhand-6,226, Odisha-5,133

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Managing urban flooding with nature inspired design.

Climate scientists are already warning us to anticipate 30% heavier rains in the future along with more extreme climate events. So we don’t just have to prepare our cities to address current challenges but will have to develop plans & policies to address a future with extreme weather events.

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