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Smart City Integrated Command and Control Centre(ICCC) acted as COVID 19 war-rooms: Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)

In a recent virtual conference organized by BW Businessworld, MoHUA Secretary, Durga Shankar Mishra asserted how Integrated Command and Control Centers(ICCC) as war rooms for COVID-19. Excerpts as under

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VSCL signs pact with IIT-BHU to expedite Smart City progress

In a bid to accelerate the progress of smart city projects under Varanasi Smart City Limited(VSCL), VSCL together with IIT-BHU signed pact and also inaugurated a virtual center Smart City Cell at the Institute.

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COVID 19 Lockdown: Smart City work worth INR 1 lakh crore stalled

Smart city projects worth approx Rs 1 lakh crore have been stopped due to the lockdown, rendering tens of thousands of workers jobless and causing large-scale damage of building materials, which could significantly escalate project costs.

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Game-Changing the Smart City Mission

“The mission is proving to be a game-changer in the urban transformation of our country. The mission is proving to be a game-changer in the urban transformation of our country. It is arguably the largest and most complex urbanization initiative on the planet, catalyzing investments of Rs. 2 lakh crore for the development of 100 Smart Cities”, asserted Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary and Mission Director, Smart Cities Mission, Government of India in a conversation with Poulami Chakraborty and Dr. Rajeshree Dutta Kumar, of BW SmartCitiesWorld. Excerpts Below:

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Leh to get Smart City tag, Centre pushing Development Schemes

Leh, the headquarter of the newly formed Union Territory could be the next city to get the Smart City tag as per indications from the Central government, as the latter will soon roll out infrastructure and urban development projects to emphasis quick transformations.

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100 Smart Cities to appoint Chief Data Officers

Almost all the 100 cities enrolled as Smart City have submitted their self-assessments to the ministry and over Rs 13,000-crore worth of IT and digitisation tenders have been put out so far.

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MoHUA grants Rs 26 cr as Central incentive to GHMC

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has agreed to extend financial incentives to city Urban Local Bodies for issuing municipal bonds for the year 2019-20 also.

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MoHUA instructs ULB’s to Restore at Least One Water Bodies

In an official statement issued by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, the authority emphasizes that “every city must initiate action to revive at least one water body during Jal Shakti Abhiyan.”

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"Smart Cities are not built overnight. We are in for the long haul."

After putting Pune as a model city on the forefront of the Government’s Smart City Mission, Kunal Kumar has embarked on the new role of Mission Director, Smart Cities, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and is sparing no effort in making the mission a successful one. In an exclusive interview with Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, Kumar talks about how the humble beginning has been made, the fundamental challenges and the role of technology in making the lives of citizens easy. Excerpts from the interview:-

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Empowered committee to resolve homebuyers issues at the earliest: Hardeep Singh Puri

Puri said that the empowered committee had held its first meeting regarding the issues of home buyers in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway areas on June 25.

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