• Monday April 16, 2018,2 pm
    by urbannewsdigest

    In another highly ambitious project, the Maharashtra government aims to re-lay 10,000 kilometres of the road using 50,000 of waste plastic in the next five to six years. The PWD has already relaid 1,000 km of the road using 5000 tonnes using plastic waste. CP Joshi, PWD Contractor, said, “contractors will be allowed to take […]

  • Friday April 6, 2018,12 pm
    by urbannewsdigest

    In an effort to improve urban mobility and to reduce carbon emissions in Kochi, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability laid a proposal to streamline freight movement in and out of the city. The project proposes to look into all forms of material transport into the city, including of construction material and foodstuff. The study […]

  • Monday April 2, 2018,11 am
    by urbannewsdigest

    The new rakes of the East-West Metro will start their trial runs elevated viaduct from Sector V to Salt Lake stadium from early May. The stretch will be inaugurated in October. According to KMRC officials, the rake will initially be parked at the depot. It will run on the seven-kilometre track inside the car maintenance depot till its full-fledged […]

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    Saturday December 30, 2017,4 pm
    by Shruti Dugar

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, at a meeting of the National Steering Committee on Climate Change held in Delhi, approved a regional project for farmers in an effort to reduce stubble burning. Harsh Vardhan, Environment and Forest Minister, said that dust pollution is a major cause of pollution in Delhi and the […]

  • Monday April 16, 2018,3 pm
    by urbannewsdigest

    Uttar Pradesh topped the list of all states in the country under Centre’s flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G). More than seven lakh dwelling units were constructed in UP last year. Addressing a press conference at media centre in Lucknow, Mahendra Singh, Minister of State (I/C) Rural Development, said, “UP achieved 85% of its […]

  • Friday March 30, 2018,4 pm
    by urbannewsdigest

    A major relief to thousands of residents of Mandi township which were established before the formation of Haryana. Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) has transferred 29 Mandi townships of the state to Urban Local Bodies Department (ULBD). A committee has also been formed to prepare a draft for the better development of the Mandi townships. […]

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    Saturday December 30, 2017,3 pm
    by Shruti Dugar

    To grow its India business, Endress+Hauser(India), an outfit of Switzerland-based instrumentation and process automation company, is betting big on water management under Smart Cities Mission. According to Kailash Desai, CEO, Endress+Hauser (India), the process measurement and automation industry is estimated to be at INR 2,500 crore in India. Such solutions are used in industries like […]

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    Saturday December 23, 2017,1 pm
    by Darshan Baid

    The concept of smart cities cannot be realised without the safety and security of the people. In order to achieve the same, technology lies in the core. The smart city transformation is fuelled by technology advancements and the deployment of intelligence and information management systems to keep the security of its citizen under check. To […]

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    Tuesday December 19, 2017,2 pm
    by Shruti Dugar

    Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) recently sent a budget of INR 2241 crore to the Union urban development ministry for competing in the fifth round of the mission. Earlier, Ghaziabad lost out in the first four rounds of selection. According to GMC officials, the new proposal has been designed after taking into considerations the nine objections […]

  • Monday March 26, 2018,12 pm
    by urbannewsdigest

    The Punjab Cabinet recently made amendments for easing building rules to give the further boost to the construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state. The cabinet also approved the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Rules-2018, providing for purchasable unlimited floor area ratio (FAR) for group housing, commercial, public office, hotel […]

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    Saturday December 23, 2017,3 pm
    by Darshan Baid

    The Chinese Ministry of Public Security has issued a draft regulation on fire safety for high-rise buildings and for public consultation. According to the draft, Shopping malls are banned from setting up on the third basement or below in high-rise buildings, and entertainment places should not be established in the second basement or below. The […]

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    Tuesday December 19, 2017,2 pm
    by Shruti Dugar

    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the emirate’s financial free zone, aims to lease 90% of units at its Dh1 Billion (US$272 million). Gate Avenue retail development before it opens in 2018, to avoid creating a “ghost town,” the official leading the project said. Gate Avenue is a retail podium linking together the numerous towers of […]

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