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Smart City mission


Street vendors turn Chennai's own New York Square into a 'pedestrian-unfriendly' place

January 26, 2020 3:27 pm

The pavements of the Pedestrian Plaza in Pondy Bazaar are being encroached by street vendors, who set up shop at various places along the plaza every day.

Chennai News: Pedestrian Plaza at Pondy Bazaar evokes mixed reactions

November 21, 2019 11:53 am

Developed under the Smart City Mission at approximately Rs. 40 crore, the 800-metre long Pedestrian Plaza at T Nagar extends from Thanikachalam Road signal to the Pondy Bazaar Police Station.

Smart city mission: 7 North East states sign MoU with Bharat Electronics Limited

December 01, 2018 6:18 pm

The development took place in the presence of Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Centre allows changes in Smart City plan, but only if they match ‘spirit of mission, aspirations of people’

September 14, 2018 2:18 am

It acknowledged that during the course of implementation, certain conditions may arise — technical constraints, financial issues, supply side challenges or even changes in the aspirations of people — which may necessitate a change in the project.

Gujarat: Under Smart City mission, Dahod to begin four projects

July 27, 2018 9:15 am

Of the four projects, work on the public transport facilities, with six new town buses, would be the first to start.

Smart City, Amrut, Swachh Bharat moving at slow pace, says finance ministry official

April 20, 2018 5:25 am

Dr Kumar V Pratap, Joint Secretary (Infrastructure, Policy and Finance), Ministry of Finance, also pointed out that the “own revenues” of urban local bodies in India, as a percent of GDP, is less than one per cent.

Smart City Mission: Govt releases Rs 9,940 crore to states, Maharashtra gets lion's share

February 11, 2018 2:41 pm

Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said as on January 17, there were 2,948 SMart City projects worth Rs 1.38 lakh crore in various stages of implementation, while 189 projects worth Rs 2,237 crore had been completed.

Inclusive spaces

June 26, 2017 12:34 am

Government needs to finetune the definition and objective of the smart city project.

The Too Smart City

June 26, 2017 12:07 am

The issue is not only the parachuting of consulting firms and vendors for local IT and infrastructure solutions, but that such private partnerships would necessitate a return on investments unconstrained by concerns of social equity or justice. The abolition of octroi, the once largest source of municipal revenue for many cities, has had a debilitating impact on the fiscal sovereignty of urban local bodies.

J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti welcomes selection of Srinagar in smart city mission

June 24, 2017 5:05 pm

The decision to include the two cities in the list of smart cities was announced by the Union minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Friday.