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“Democratizing the entire data and making it visible to the public has empowered us.”

A charismatic leader and a youth icon for many, Nara Lokesh, Cabinet Minister for Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Andhra Pradesh has taken the state on an unprecedented developmental path. Taking to Chahat Jain and Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, the minister talks about leveraging technology and supporting young entrepreneurs as a key to push the Government’s development agenda and guarantee a quality life to the rural population.

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Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh in Smart City era

In an era of chaotic urbanisation in the country driven by ‘impatient capital’, Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh is planned to a rational grid yet human scale. The ‘City Beautiful’ promises to be both ‘Green and Smart’.

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BILBAO EFFECT: IS IT POSSIBLE TO TRANSFER TO INDIAN CITIES?

Based on the data we have had access to, with the expected migration to urban areas in the next 25 years, a city of one million people should be built each month in India.

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“Smart Cities need to be inclusive in all aspects of sustenance.”

One of the country’s reputed business groups, Pacific India is a notable name in the realty and infrastructure space in India with considerable presence in real estate, hospitality and education sector. With infrastructure being an indispensable part of our Government’s agenda especially Smart Cities Mission, Abhishek Bansal, Executive Director, Pacific India talks to Manali Jaggi of BW Smart Cities about the important aspects of Smart Cities and the need for them to be inclusive with respect to sustenance.

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Rs. 2.04 lakh crore to be allocated under the Smart Cities Mission to meet the rising demand of urbanisation- Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

The Mission aims to undertake a complete urban transformation to meet the demands of more than 50% of the population which is expected to reside in cities by 2050.

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Smart Planning Drives Smart Cities

The ‘smart’ city planning goes much beyond the infrastructure. Municipal bodies and planners work very closely through the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).

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Mixed Use: A Recipe for Dual Development

Mixed-use developments made a humble beginning in colonial Europe but have now become an indivisible part of suburban areas in major cities across the world.

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Relief under GST will be for future residential projects- Impact muted for on-going or nearly completed properties

Developers in the process of evaluating the per unit benefit arising on account of GST implementation. Most of the say there was a minor reduction in prices on offer passing on the cost savings.

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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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Making Smart Cities Smarter

India already has the ecosystem in place. With bright startups, world class professionals, sizeable workforce, state-of-the-art R&D labs, growing smartphone penetration, India has the potential to lead the world in making cities smarter.

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