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Modi's dream of 'smart cities' takes wings, but watch out for turbulence

Jan 28, 2016

Modi's dream of 'smart cities' takes wings, but watch out for turbulence

The starting point should be on perfecting the existing structures before going in for new projects #Venkaiah Naidu #NDA #fund raising #Urban Development #PM Modi #100 smart cities
Small cities beat majors as Bhubaneswar, Pune, Jaipur make it to smart cities list

Jan 28, 2016

Small cities beat majors as Bhubaneswar, Pune, Jaipur make it to smart cities list

Naidu said that the Smart City Plans were prepared by the urban local bodies and the states and there was practically no role for urban development ministry. #NewsTracker #Pune #Venkaiah Naidu #Bhubaneswar #Urban Development #Urban Local Bodies #Smart City Challenge Competition
Govt to measure success of Swachh Bharat Mission, rank 75 cities on performance

Jan 09, 2016

Govt to measure success of Swachh Bharat Mission, rank 75 cities on performance

In the current survey, findings as on December 2015 will be tallied with the findings as on October 2014 to measure the progress made by each of these 75 cities and rank them accordingly. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Venkaiah Naidu #Sanitation #Ministry of Urban Development #Swachh Bharat Mission #Shareworthy #Quality Council of India #Swachh Survekshan
Why the odd-even formula may fall through Delhi's public transport loopholes

Dec 31, 2015

Why the odd-even formula may fall through Delhi's public transport loopholes

The odd-even formula on Indian soil is an oddity. At the moment, we are short on infrastructure and high in numbers, and yet we want to test drive the scheme. #HowThisWorks #Delhi #Air pollution #Public transport #Urban Development Ministry #Pollution in Delhi #Odd Even policy #Transit Oriented Development
Firstpost Investigation: Were the Chennai floods a government-made disaster?

Dec 14, 2015

Firstpost Investigation: Were the Chennai floods a government-made disaster?

Firstpost spent a week reporting from Chennai during the floods, during which time former bureaucrats, environmentalists, urban planners and citizens suggested that the city’s administration was to blame for the disaster. Inquiries revealed that these complaints bore merit #TheLongView #Urban planning #Pollution #Urban Development #Chennai Floods #Corporation of Chennai #Adyar River #Chennai City Development Plan-2009 #Chembarambakkam reservoir
Rajasthan govt submits smart city proposal to urban development ministry

Dec 14, 2015

Rajasthan govt submits smart city proposal to urban development ministry

Rajasthan has become the first state to submit Smart City plan to the Urban Development Ministry. #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #Kota #Ajmer #smart cities #Udaipur #Urban Development Ministry
Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 4,500 crore from Urban Development Ministry after floods

Dec 13, 2015

Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 4,500 crore from Urban Development Ministry after floods

Tamil Nadu government has asked the Urban Development Ministry to provide a special package of Rs 4,500 crore to take up restoration work in the urban local bodies severely affected due to last week's torrential rains. #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #Jayalalithaa #Chennai #Floods #Venkaiah Naidu #Urban Development Ministry