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Public transport is an important element of smart mobility, but it is not the only element – World Bank India

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

Mr Barjor Mehta and Mr Ke Fang are both specialists at the World Bank India, working on Smart Cities. They gave us exclusive insights on Narendra Modi’s project. This...

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Auto sales increase due to rural sales and better roads

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

India’s auto sector has recently shown signs of recovery and they may have more to look forward to due to measures announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his Budget...

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New research study: Smart cities and sustainable transport  (1st edition)

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015

In his budget speech, Union Finance Minister Arjun Jaitley said that “unless new cities are developed to accommodate the burgeoning number of people, the existing cities wouldsoon...

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40% of highway projects delayed, majority of them managed by NHAI

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

NEW DELHI: Going by the trends, delay in completion of projects could be the biggest challenge for Narendra Modi government in meeting its target of building 30 km roads and...

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40% of highway projects delayed, majority of them managed by NHAI

40% of highway projects delayed, majority of them managed by NHAI

Apr 20, 2015

NEW DELHI: Going by the trends, delay in completion of projects could be the biggest challenge for Narendra Modi government in meeting its target of building 30 km roads and highway by May 2016, the timeline set by highways minister Nitin Gadkari. During last financial year about 40% of projects totaling 14,000 km and costing around Rs 94,000 crore got delayed,...

AMC still reluctant to restart public transport service

AMC still reluctant to restart public transport service

Apr 20, 2015

AURANGABAD: Several years ago the AMC had introduced Aurangabad Municipal Transport (AMT) on BOT (build-operate-transfer) basis. The experiment failed miserably and since then no initiative has been taken to revamp the system. via AMC still reluctant to restart public transport service – The Times of...

French firm Thales eyeing Rs 3,300 crore smart city market in India

French firm Thales eyeing Rs 3,300 crore smart city market in India

Apr 16, 2015

NEW DELHI: Bolstered by the success of the Rafale deal, French firm Thales, which is a major partner in the fighter aircraft project, has said the sentiment is positive in France on India’s ability to handle large military deals and that the company is eyeing a 500-million, or over Rs 3,300-crore market for smart city project in the country. via French...

‘Pedestrian, cycling facilities cheaper than roads’

‘Pedestrian, cycling facilities cheaper than roads’

Apr 16, 2015

Air pollution in Delhi can be a catalyst for making crucial changes in our mobility system to incorporate infrastructure and space for pedestrians and cyclists, says urban planner Jeff Olson. Co-founder of Alta Bicycle Share, Olson, who has been a part of the greenways and cycle sharing initiatives in New York, told Jayashree Nandi that building pedestrian and...