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Coimbatore tops Smart City project Implementation, in state

Coimbatore appears to be topping the chart, in comparison to other cities in the state, with regards to Smart City implementation.

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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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'Integrated Development' For Cities Makes Them Liveable and Smart

The Mission is proving to be a game-changer with regards to not only directly improving citizens’ life, but also contributing to transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy. It is setting a template for future development, establishing new institutions, concepts and developing institutional and professional capacity to make Indian cities cater to citizens needs in the best possible way. In a tete-e-tete with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld, Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary and Mission Director Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Government of India, asserted how the smart cities mission is impacting citizens life directly, for the better. Excerpts below:

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Smart cities revolution to boost employment in India

Smart cities have emerged as a potential job creator in the past few months. Many new-age profiles are likely to witness potential growth especially in the areas of ICT (Information Communication Technology), Data Management & Analytics and e-Governance.

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Embracing Cloud- The Way Forward

Despite all the optimism around cloud services there is still a long way to go. Several measures are being taken into account to create a favourable environment for the proliferation of cloud services in India.

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“Our goal is to establish ourselves as a solution provider in sync with time and we aim to achieve it soon.”

Working closely with the Government for improving the landscape of the cities, Signpost, an out of home advertising company pioneers in developing facilities for citizens such as Bus Q Shelters, toilets and smart pedestrian skywalks with escalators at zero cost to civic bodies. In an interview with Manali jaggi of BW SmartCities, Shripad Ashtekar, Managing Partner, Signpost India talks about the green initiatives of the company and its focus on technology when it comes to the company’s business approach.

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How can smart cities become smart & healthy cities?

Smart cities hold the promise to potentially make urban areas not just more efficient and secure, but also more healthy.

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Sustainable Industrial Estates – Drivers for Urban Development

In addition to safeguarding the environment, a sustainable industrial estate supports individual industries housed within the estate with high performance workplaces, to enable industries to strive for efficiency and profitability.

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Women Friendly Cities- Women centric travel startup raises seed from Singapore based investor duo.

“It is a great platform especially for women from India, out of India to explore the innate desire to be a carefree wanderlust." Shabir Momin, MD & CTO, Zenga TV said.

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“Surveillance devices can also make the concept of safe cities a veritable reality by leveraging video analytics.”

Better safe than sorry, this adage holds true, especially in today’s day and age. Technology has to a great extent helped authorities ensure safe and secure cities. The way our security industry has evolved significantly over the last decade is proof enough that its demand is only going to increase in future. In a candid chat with Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, Abhishek Kumar, Regional Director, South Asia, Oncam talks about the present day scenario of surveillance industry in India and the company’s objective to help create modern and scalable solutions for our cities.

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