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Smart Cities In Gujarat: Sincere Efforts Towards Urbanization

Ahmedabad Smart City has been working on various key projects like Integrated Command & Control Centre which has been rolled out for the better of citizens while the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) & Janmitra App have also been launched.

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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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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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Govt grants Infra status to affordable housing to ensure lower borrowing rates.

The move has been taken to ensure lower borrowing rates, tax concessions & increased flow of foreign & private capital, said Minister of State of Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday..

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Puri announces 9 new cities under Smart Cities Mission, Silvassa tops the list

9 smart cities to have approximately 409 projects with an investment of Rs. 12824 crores. Silvassa emerges as winner taking the total number of cities to 99 so far with total proposed investment of Rs. 2, 03979.

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Make Public Art an essential component for developmental work in Delhi: Puri

In many National Capitals of the world, public spaces are seen as an opportunity for displaying Creative Art Work. Such creative and artistic works not only beautify the city but also capture its soul, says Puri

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‘URBAN RENEWAL SCHEMES KEY TO INDIA’S TRANSFORMATION’

Hardeep Singh Puri is a distinguished former diplomat. Many people were surprised when he was chosen to head the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. But, Puri has a number of plans, and he is proceeding at a breakneck speed to implement PM Narendra Modi’s flagship programmes. Excerpts from a conversation with BW Smart Cities’ Suman K Jha.

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Urban Affairs Minister Asks DMRC To Increase Metro Train Frequency

The government will take more measures to promote urban public transport

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Solid Waste Management Bigger Concern Than Toilets: Minister

The Ministry has earlier this week approved a Rs.300 cr action plan for procuring modern equipment and systems for making a visible impact on solid waste management by which 670 ton per day waste processing capacity would be created by the end of December this year.

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Govt Launches Smart City Contest

The government has announced Rs 50-lakh prize money for the winners of the contest, Best performers in each category will be awarded Rs 5 lakh each.

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