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Smart industrial cities: A panacea to boost economic growth

For a smart industrial city to contribute to the growth of an economy, engaging with all the stakeholders is the key starting point. It requires administrators to think carefully about public-private partnerships, open data policies, citizen input and participation.

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5 more Indian cities join the data driven governance movement for creating smarter, sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities

Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Chennai and Vijayawada join the City Data for India Initiative, a collaboration of Tata Trusts and World Council on City Data

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"As of now an investment of Rs 10,500 crore has already been committed for GIFT City.""

GIFT (Gujarat International Finance Tec-City), an ambitious pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is India’s first international financial services centre and seeks to compete with global financial hubs like London, New York, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong. The city has made considerable headway with several domestic and global companies setting shop here. In a tete-a-tete interview with Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, Ajay Pandey, MD & Group CEO, GIFT talks about the progress made on the projects in the city and the Government’s impetus to this visionary venture.

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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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"Gujarat has 6 smart cities and our focus is on making them compete with the best in the world.”

With a firm focus on making Gujarat a world class state, Gujarat Government is pushing ahead with its agenda of making the state a land of opportunities and an inclusive development taking everyone along in its quest to make Gujarat a model Smart State. In an exclusive interview with Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and Manish Arora, Associate Editor, BW Smart Cities, Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat, talks about his Government’s initiatives taken so far and his planned vision on making Gujarat compete with the best cities in the world.

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Moving Towards A Seamless Payment System

Ahmedabad was amongst the first slot of cities to be selected for the Smart Cities Mission. Ranked at sixth, the city was be-hind Pune, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur Kochi and Surat, however, the recent tag of becoming India’s first heritage city has boosted the enthusiasm of the city officials who are trying their best to maintain the status of India’s first heritage city and at the same time transform it into a smart city. According to Rakesh Shankar, CEO- SPV (Smart City), Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, in the last few months, the city has taken many steps to transform the city. And he feels that with its latest prepaid Jan Mitra card, the city has really taken a smart leap in this direction.

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Government picks 11 cities for Rs. 437 cr pilot project under FAME India

Cities selected to launch the pilot project of Multi-Modal Electric Public Transport for introducing electric buses, taxis and three-wheelers

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Dahej to have India's first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology

The Union minister also said that the Centre was ready to provide a helping hand to make Dahej PCPIR a success. The Centre had approved setting up of four PCPIRs in the states of Andhra Pradesh (Vishakhapatanam-Kakinada), Gujarat (Dahej), Odisha (Paradeep) and Tamil Nadu (Cuddalore-Nagapattinam)

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PM announces Rs 12,000 cr investment in 8 highways in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced investment of Rs 12,000 crore in upgrading eight highways in Gujarat to National Highways as part of efforts to boost infrastructure development and job generation in the state

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MouD Approved Rs.16.27 cr for Dwarka under Hriday Scheme

Darshan Circuit works to be taken up include development of streets and pedestrian pathways, laying of cycle tracks along beach side, plantation, provision of benches, resting spaces, changing rooms, drinking water and toilet facilities, craft and food bazar, signages, LED lighting, plazas for vending spaces etc.

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