Year after year, the commuters voice their concerns over potholes and inadequate cleaning of drains, and it remains to be seen how prepared the civic administration is this year to take on the challenges.
According to the police, Bapod police station has fulfilled most of the criteria to be selected to become the first smart police station in the city.
The CII as an “industry partner” has promised to bring the national and international experts on board to understand how technology can be used in making Vadodara as a Smart City.
Senior government secretaries have been nominated to head various city-level Special Purpose Vehicles
Pune and Solapur are the only corporations from Maharashtra that the Union government has chosen in the
top 20 for the first round of funding.
Around 10 years ago, the administration had mooted a proposal to construct four underpasses at different locations in the city, which failed to take off.
Speaking at the Second Smart Cities India Expo in the capital, the minister pointed out that technology must also be scalable to ensure it has the required impact.
About 47 Taiwanese brands have come to India to participate in Smart Cities India 2016
In the revised smart city proposal, the administration plans to develop Sector 17 as an art and innovation centre.
All efforts are being made to ensure that the new proposal appeals to the Union ministry. The new proposal has to be sent by April 15.
On Sunday, the chief minister, along with union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, did the bhoomipujan for concretisation of 55 roads, in a project worth Rs 3,000 crore, at Nagpur.
According to Baldeo Purushartha, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh has to compete with 23 other cities in this phase.
One of the significant Japanese figures in contemporary architecture, Kuma, has designed the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo, Bamboo Wall House in China, Besançon Art Center in France and Kirosan Observatory.
Andrews said the delegation comprising 18 US firms have come to meet both policy makers and Indian businesses and would showcase the great technologies that provide great value and potential for India.
The total amount to be released was Rs 4.35 lakh, including the expenditure of Rs 50,000 incurred by the education department