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Nl smart city oct 24 - oct 30, 2015


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Nl smart city oct 24 - oct 30, 2015

  1. 1. © Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., 2015 1 Industry News  HIDCO to recycle rainwater in Rajarhat – New Town The West Bengal government, along with Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO), is looking to optimise the use of rainwater in the commercial areas of Rajarhat – New Town. The state’s public health engineering department has been tasked with preparing a concept note, within one month, outlining steps to harvest rainwater. The authorities are considering the possibility of using the treated water, with a second stage purification, for gardening and washing in establishments like the Eco Park, children's parks and community toilets for flushing and washing. HIDCO officials plan to send the rainwater to the Tarulia raw water reservoirs and bring in 6 feet pipes from Hooghly river to supply additional water into distribution channels. New Town is being developed into a Smart City and the model could be used in other three places - Bidhannagar, Asansol and Durgapur - which have been included in the centre's list for Smart Cities.  Foundation laid for Amaravati Smart City The foundation stone of Amaravati - the new capital of Andhra Pradesh – has been laid. The fifth planned capital city in independent India, Amaravati is being developed as the country’s first greenfield Smart City, involving multiple stakeholders – both national and international. The new Smart City would be spread over 32,000 acres of land and will have nine specialised cities - knowledge city, financial city, health city, tourism city, government city, sports city, electronics city, justice city and education city. The state government has signed memorandums with the Governments of Singapore and Japan for financial resources and technologies. The Union Government started the large-scale urbanization process with an investment of INR 1,00,000 crore under the Smart City and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation initiatives.  TMC hires CRISIL for Smart City project The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is hiring Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) to coordinate between residents and the government for its Smart City initiative. The analytics firm’s services are being requisitioned for INR 1.25 crore for five years. CRISIL will formulate suggestions received from residents and experts for the improvement of the city. It will also help in prioritizing projects to be taken up through funding. The cost of conversion into Smart City will be divided between the centre 50 percent, while the rest will be divided equally between the state government and the corporation. TMC is awaiting formal approval from the general body to hire the consultant. Smart City News October 24, 2015 – October 30, 2015
  2. 2. © Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., 2015 2  GMC taking suggestions for Ghaziabad Smart City Ghaziabad, one of the 98 cities selected for the Smart City project, has won 82 points in an assessment conducted in August 2015 with 20 different parameters. It also ranked 138th among 476 cities in the Swachh Bharat rankings. The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has activated a webpage, a Facebook page and a Twitter handle for taking views of residents for the Smart City proposal. A meeting of Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs) was also held at the corporation's office and was attended by 50 RWA presidents. The points that emerged at the meeting included special consideration of the interests of the underprivileged living in the districts such as creation of infrastructure to provide healthcare, education and affordable housing for them. To work towards developing the city as an IT hub and constructing a sports complex was also suggested. Further, Ghaziabad will be extending the metro network from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand and has started work on building 18 km of cycle tracks. Doors Consultant India has been appointed by the Union Urban Development Ministry to help civic agencies to prepare detailed project reports.  MCT invites citizens’ ideas for Smart City The Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) is involving voters and alternative stakeholders in finalising proposals for its Smart City project. Citizens’ consultation is an important part of the Smart City proposal, for which the corporation has already consulted 65,000 citizens through the Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) and through nearly 8,000-10,000 members of Self-Help Groups. The MCT is also conferring with various social and professional groups like doctors, school teachers, university professors, advocates, tax consultants, journalists, hoteliers, youth associations, members of the Tirupati Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India - Tirupati Chapter and the Institution of Engineers. The last date for holding consultations has been extended by a week due to back-to-back festive events like Dusserah. The MCT is also using social media - Facebook page ‘Smart City, Tirupati’ and Twitter - to get the ideas and has already received 1,000 suggestions. Further, citizens have been invited to express their views or suggestions at, or WhatsApp at 9700000123 or over IVRS at 180030007347. Investment News  Sweden supporting the way for smart Delhi In order to make Delhi a smart city, the ministers and officials of the Ministries of Health and Public Works and Transport from Delhi are visiting Stockholm on a five-day knowledge sharing trip. The agenda is to find ways to roll out citywide free Wi-Fi facilities, eco-friendly public transport solutions and energy efficient housing. Ways to improve transportation infrastructure, traffic management, road planning and public transportation to solve traffic congestion is also high on priority. The Indian delegation will be visiting on-ground projects to assess benefits. The state government is open to the idea of inviting investors and to exploring partnerships with Sweden to deliver affordable solutions to problems ranging from waste management to energy-efficient public transport. Technology-efficient Stockholm is known for its dynamic underground fibre-optic cable networks for high-speed connectivity and sustainability. Smart City News October 24, 2015 – October 30, 2015
  3. 3. © Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., 2015 3 Smart City News October 24, 2015 – October 30, 2015 Weekly Snapshot Source: Various Public Sources
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