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Nl smart city oct 17 - oct 23, 2015


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Gyan Research weekly newsletter on #smart city news in India

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Nl smart city oct 17 - oct 23, 2015

  1. 1. © Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., 2015 1 Industry News  CII, CCP, Hitachi India and Siemens sign Smart City MoU The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) for the latter’s Smart City mission. CII has formed a special committee comprising industry, institutions and thought leaders that will discuss and plan the Smart City mission. CII will work closely with the central government and CCP to promote opinions on critical issues by interacting with policy makers and helping to establish best practices in the implementation of the Smart City project. The three basic objectives for Smart Cities setup by the CII are creation of employment, efficient delivery of goods and services and encouragement for recreation, culture and ecological sustainability, by increasing the use of open spaces. Further, the CII has signed two separate MoUs, with Hitachi India and Siemens, for the implementation of pilot projects in Smart Cities. The MoU is part of a national level pilot project launched by the CII as part of the national mission on Smart Cities.  UP’s first Smart City project commences Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) first Smart City project involving housing and commercial properties - Navyug - has taken off. Located in Allahabad on the Allahabad-Kanpur highway, this is UP’s first Smart City project in the greenfield category. Valued at INR 600 crore, the project will be developed by the private sector, with integrated real estate and infrastructure consultants, REPL, as the knowledge partner. REPL has been empanelled by the central government as specialist consultants for developing Smart Cities across the country. Navyug would offer facilities such as regular power supply, world class communication system with optical fibre connection, sewage treatment plant (STP), among others. For the sewage system and STP, it will have sensors to ensure periodic cleaning and all day to day issues relating to civic and municipality would be tackled internally. Housing and office spaces in Navyug would be ready for possession in two and half years.  PMC completes second phase of Smart City project The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has initiated a three phase vision document to streamline its Smart City programme. The first phase of the 'door-to-door’ contact programme, to get suggestions and feedback from citizens, was conducted in September. The PMC had targeted to reach 7.5 lakh properties in the city, but could cover only 40 percent of it. The second phase was started in the first week of October and focused on micro-level solutions. In this phase, students from private colleges and National Students Service and 800 volunteers used smartphones and tablets to collect data. Citizens gave their suggestions online as well. The PMC has received over 13 lakh votes for its 'vision document drive' in the second phase. Future project schemes for the Smart City will be based on citizens’ inputs. Smart City News October 17, 2015 – October 23, 2015
  2. 2. © Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., 2015 2  Hubballi conducts marathon for Smart City awareness The Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation is participating and competing to get into the list of top 20 cities under the Smart City scheme. The municipal corporation jointly with KLE Technological University, and BV Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, organised the Hubballi Marathon - 2015 on the theme ‘Run for Dream’. The marathon was arranged to create awareness on the Smart City project and get maximum public participation. Around 6,000 people, mainly students and athletes participated in the marathon. All the participants held placards with attractive messages which read - ‘Let’s unite and bring upon the change’, ‘Think big, think different and think smart’, ‘Your vision, our future’, Let’s get smart’, among others.  Ericsson, Sterlite partner for Smart Cities initiatives Swedish provider of communication technology and services, Ericsson has signed an agreement with Sterlite Technologies to enlarge its focus on India’s Smart City projects. The coalition will design, deploy, integrate and manage solutions in areas such as communications, public safety, intelligent transport and smart grid solutions. Further, the company has set up a new division - Industry and Society - which will focus on three industries namely, utility, transport and public safety and Smart City projects. Ericsson has also developed a Networked Society City Index, which will accelerate vigorous ‘Smart Sub-Cities’ planning in Delhi as well as across the country. Investment News  Malaysia plans to invest in Smart City State-owned Malaysian enterprise, Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), has announced an investment of USD 30 billion in urban development and housing for India’s Smart City projects. CIDB gave presentations on concept plans for two proposed projects - redevelopment of the area adjacent to New Delhi Railway Station as a mini-smart city and a green city project at Garhmukhteshwar in UP. The projects will involve housing and cleaning of the river Ganga. Of the proposed amount, USD 24 billion has been allocated for the redevelopment project in New Delhi, while USD 4 billion will be spent on the green city project in UP. The National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), under the Ministry of Urban Development, will be associated with these projects.  Sweden to support Mumbai Smart City Sweden has offered its expertise to help Mumbai develop into an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable Smart City. At a meeting of the Swedish Ministry of Urban Development and IT and the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Commission (BMC), the process of collaboration was discussed. Some of the areas under consideration include waste management, digital urban land management and urban transportation. The most immediate idea was to digitalize urban land management – a new technology that is cheaper in the middle to long term. The city had prepared a 20-year development plan until 2034. Smart City News October 17, 2015 – October 23, 2015
  3. 3. © Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., 2015 3 Smart City News October 17, 2015 – October 23, 2015 Weekly Snapshot Source: Various Public Sources  India inviting BRICS nations to invest in Smart City initiative At a meeting of Ministries of Industries of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), India invited all the alliance nations to actively participate in the country’s flagship initiatives including Smart Cities, Make in India and Skill India. To attract foreign investment, the government has lowered corporate taxes and renewed emphasis on public investment in infrastructure. Further, the 100 Smart Cities programme in India is opening up huge investment and business opportunities for foreign investors, especially since the liberalization of FDI limit in railways, defence and insurance sectors and the revival of the coal and mining sectors. All these will create immense opportunities for companies from BRICS countries to work, invest and support India to achieve its goals.
  4. 4. © Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., 2015 4 Smart City News, October 17, 2015 – October 23, 2015 Market Entry Strategies Market/ Marketing Research Pre-Feasibility, Feasibility & TEV Studies Equity Research & Valuation Economic Intelligence Our Business Practices Business Research Central Delivery Centre BD-9, Sector-1, Salt Lake City Kolkata - 700 064, India Phone: +91-33- 40060084 Corporate Office LG 37-38, Ansal Fortune Arcade, Sector - 18, Noida - 201 301 Delhi NCR, India Phone: +91-120- 2511945 E-mail: Website: Branch Office - Mumbai Branch Office - Bangalore Branch Office - Hyderabad