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Chennai Corporation bags Smart City Awards

The award was received by M Govinda Roa, Managing Director, CSCL and Deputy Commissioner (Works), Greater Chennai Corporation.​

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Top 7 Cities Have Over 19 Lakh Under-construction Homes

Here are the immediate measures the government should undertake to re-infuse confidence and further revive the housing sector

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Escalating Smart Cities with ‘Green’ Initiatives

“Otis has developed and is accelerating additional efforts across the organization to expand the use of internal service apps being developed by field teams around the world. These new tools enable our field employees to be more efficient, source information faster, develop even stronger ties with the customer and see a problem before it becomes one”, asserted Sebi Joseph, President, Otis India in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCitiesWorld. Excerpts below:

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Contouring Aurangabad for Urban Make-Over

“The city has a functional wet waste processing plant and a biomethanation plant is being commissioned shortly. Work of 30 key roads of the city is ongoing, and another 25 is on the anvil. A new water-supply scheme that will comprehensively address the water situation has been approved. Nearly 80 city buses are running and more are being added to the fleet. All this has resulted in a positive environment in the city that should indirectly result in more jobs in days to come. The projects have also had a positive impact on tourism”, asserted an energetic Nipun Vinayak, Commissioner Aurangabad Municipal Corporation and CEO, Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Limited in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World. Excerpts below:

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Leveraging 3D Experience for Smart Cities

“For us, where we see a peak of opportunity is how you manage the public transportation. How you have to do the modeling of public transportation, multimodal whether I go I combine metro bus and car and taxi. The oldest transportation management system is one of the areas that I see is common in every Indian city because today when you look at the Indian city, I will take the example of Bangalore because I live there, usually you have metro lines”, asserted Samson Khaou, Managing Director, Dassault Systemes in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World. Excerpts below:

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GVMC plans Rs100crore Outlay on Critical Infra this fiscal

GVMC will take up works worth Rs 100 to Rs120 crore this fiscal in tune with the annual revenue flow of the civic body.

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LEVERAGING TECH-ENABLED SOLAR ROOF

“Our investments in tech-enabled customer acquisition, order fulfillment, order management, and grievance redressal reduce our operating costs significantly to ensure that we are working at a strong positive unit economics for Design, Delivery and Maintenance of Solar Rooftop Systems”, asserted Pranesh Chaudhary, CEO of ZunRoof, in a tete-a-tete with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World. Excerpts below:

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NEC bags Kalyan-Dombivli smart city project

NEC Technologies India (NECTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has announced that it has been selected by Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) as the master system integrator for the smart city project in the twin cities. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, and NECTI is also contracted to provide operation and maintenance of the systems for the following five years.

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India joins the global alliance on the responsible use of Smart City Technology

The G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance will create global norms and policy standards for the use of connected devices in public spaces, a WEF release said.

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Enhancing Smart Living leveraging IoT

‘IoT plays an important role in controlling our existing electrical components and electronics in an intelligent manner. An IoT enabled AC can maintain an optimum temperature by turning itself on or off to save immense energy”, assures Dhaval Doshi, Founder & Director, SmartHome NX. Excerpts below:

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