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City Focus: Bhubaneswar To Give Metro A Miss, to focus on BRTS

Bhubaneswar Smart City has decided to do away with the metro rail and is focussing on improving the bus transport system, installing intelligent traffic system and creating cycling tracks for the convenience of cyclist and pedestrians

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Is India Ready To Bite The Bullet?

One of the most ambitious projects of the Modi Government, the progress of Bullet train, is slow due to bureaucratic hassles

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Revamping Indian Railways

Indian Railways is the backbone of Indian transport system. However the existing infrastructure is not enough to cater to the growing passenger demand in future. Railway requires massive technical overhaul and upgradation

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Cities Need Smart Spaces For Parking

Creating good parking space can go a long way for smooth road traffic. BW Smartcities look at how cities are adopting smart parking solutions using technology

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Waiting For Green Signal

Handling city traffic, especially during peak hours, is a universal concern for global mega cities. Can technology be the answer for smooth traffic management?

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India To Miss ODF 2019 Target Due To Fund Shortage: Panel

The the Standing Committee on Rural Development in its report noted that reduction or insufficient fund allocation by NITI Aayog and the Finance Ministry would result in missing its target of becoming open defecation free by 2019 "reduction on the target of rural population to be covered with piped

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Metro Rail: Is Privatisation the Way Forward?

Government has opened doors for privatisation of metro rails. Can it help the metro rail to become a viable transport option? Anuradha Shukla examines the challenges

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Life Cycle Cost An Imperative For Public Procurement

Public procurement can be a key facilitator of India’s small and medium manufacturing sector by providing the necessary demand for its goods.

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Get cases of fraud in PMAY (Urban) scheme probed:Panel to govt

The Standing Committee on Urban Development, in its reports 'Demands for Grants (2017-18)' for HUPA Ministry, noted that a lot of bogus builders/developers are apparently registering and enlisting a lot of consumers for allotment of economic weaker section/ lower income group house in the name of af

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If Cities Can Learn From Themselves

Started by three young techies, Smart Cities Wheel is a startup using Artificial Intelligence which can help the urban planners to plan the city and map the performance of the city in a better way

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