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Tag: Smart City

Journalist Attacked In Bhubaneswar
Journalist Attacked In Bhubaneswar For Resisting Mobile Phone Snatching Bid

A journalist working as a senior editor with an Odia daily was reportedly attacked with an iron rod on the head and robbed of his mobile phone while he was out on a morning walk near Unit-8 Delta square in Bhubaneswar this morning (October 1).

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Bhubaneswar Drain Tragedy
Bhubaneswar Smart City Flooding Claims Boy’s Life

These are the cries of the crestfallen family of Jyoti Prakash Behera, who died after falling into a flooded open sewer in Bhubaneswar. Time and again, torrential rainfall has brought the smart city Bhubaneswar to its knees.

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Mo Cycles
BMC’s Ambitious ‘Mo Cycle’ Plan Fails? Bicycles End Up In Scrap Yard In Bhubaneswar

Is the ambitious ‘Mo Cycle’ project of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in tatters now? Allegations of the cycles procured under the project being sold at throwaway prices have emerged in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha's capital city Bhubaneswar needs regeneration
'Well Planned City' Bhubaneswar Needs Regeneration To Retain Tag

Bhubaneswar enjoys wide reputation as a greatly liveable Indian city with amiable people, soothing afternoon breeze, tasty drinking water and satisfactory air, road and rail connectivity. The city should grow to greater heights as a more planned city with cleaner roads, cleaner marketplaces and healthy public space.

Congress Threatens To Gherao BMC Over Holding Tax Hike

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress on Tuesday threatened to gherao the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) office on March 15 if the revised holding taxes levied on the residents of the city are not withdrawn. Hundreds of Congress activists led by district president Biswajit Das and others staged a demonstration at Master Canteen Square today over hike in […]

Waterlogging in Bhubaneswar
MP Aparajita Sarangi Bats For Clean Bhubaneswar With No Civic Problems

Bhubaneswar: Taking into consideration the demand of citizens for a clean Bhubaneswar, MP Aparajita Sarangi has shot a letter to CM Naveen Patnaik drawing his attention for the formulation of a comprehensive master plan to address the recurrent waterlogging and drainage problems in the smart city prevalent during the rainy season. The Parliamentarian from Bhubaneswar […]

Bhubaneswar Declared Open Defecation Free

Bhubaneswar: In what could come as a good news for residents of Bhubaneswar, the Smart City has been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) ++ city. The information regarding the ODF status was announced by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation(BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary at a special function today. “We are making a self declaration that Bhubaneswar is […]

Mo Bus Vs No Bus: Rourkela, Odisha's Own Neglected Smart City!

Rourkela: Despite being the second smart city in Odisha after Bhubaneswar, Rourkela seems to be lying in a state of utter neglect. At a time when Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) was honoured with the Best City Bus Services Award nationally for its services in the Capital city, the steel city is nowhere in the […]

Bhubaneswar among most polluted cities in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: At a time when rising pollution level has become a matter of concern in several Indian cities, Smart City of Bhubaneswar is too listed among the most polluted cities of Odisha. Along with the capital city, Angul, Talcher, Balasore, Rourkela and Kalinganagar in Jajpur district are the other places where pollution level is high. […]

Smart City Or A Temporary Pond! Water-logging Woes Return To Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A mere spell of rain and it seemed the capital city ‘facilitated’ its denizens with free swimming classes today. Many commuters were left in lurch on busy roads while a few vehicles were found floating in water in the low-lying areas. Needless to say, water-logging woes have once again returned to haunt the residents […]

Elderly woman dies after falling into overflowing drain in Smart City Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed at Jaydev Vihar area as an elderly woman died after allegedly falling into an open drain here on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as T Akamma of Salia Sahi area of the city. As per reports, the incident occurred due to acute waterlogging following thundershowers that lashed the Smart City this […]

'Light Sculpture Project' underway in Smart City

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has taken up the illumination of three major flyovers under its ambitious ‘light sculpture project’. State-of-the-art LED lighting arrangements have been made at Vani Vihar, Jaydev Vihar and Acharya Vihar flyovers in the first phase. The work for LED lighting work for the three flyovers is on the verge […]

Op-Ed: A City Becomes ‘Smart’ When People Act ‘Smart’!

The stars of the business world, who descended on Bhubaneswar for the second edition of the Make in Odisha conclave, must have been quite impressed with what they saw in the Smart City: freshly coated roads, smartly dressed traffic personnel, the swanky hotels, the glitzy shopping arcades and, last but not the least, the hi-tech […]

Free Wi-Fi services launched in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s capital city, Bhubaneswar joined the elite club of cities that offer free wi-fi with the launch of ‘Bhubaneswar Me’ WiFi services for the citizens of the smart city today. The announcement came during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat. “Bhubaneswar Me wi-fi services will be a game […]

Bhubaneswar bags best Smart City award

Bhubaneswar: Achieving yet another milestone, Bhubaneswar has bagged the best Smart City award at the three-day international conference, ‘Smart City Expo India-2018’ held at Jaipur. In a tweet, the official Twitter account of the Smart City Expo India Jaipur informed about the award. “Our first Smart City Award category is the Best City Award. Congratulations […]

Bhubaneswar to be fully Wi-Fi enabled before Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha gears up for the Men’s Hockey World Cup-2018, Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Jena today informed that the city will be completely Wi-Fi enabled before the start of the mega event. Jena announced this during a programme held on the occasion of Local Self Governance Day today. The decision to make the city fully […]

‘Smart city’ claim falls flat on broken roads of Rangamatia

Bhubaneswar: Despite tall claims made by the State government on spending crores of rupees for development in ‘Smart City’ Bhubaneswar, broken and pothole-peppered roads of Rangamatia narrate a different tale. The main road in Rangamatia is filled with large potholes forcing pedestrians and school students to use the covered drains. During rainy days, one can […]

DAV Unit-8 reined in by BMC for dumping construction materials on road

Bhubaneswar: After Hotel Presidency and ISKCON temple, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has now reined in the DAV Public School Unit-8, for dumping construction and demolition waste on public road. In a show-cause notice issued to the authorities, the civic body accused the school of dumping garbage and plastic that washes down into the drain causing […]

Op-Ed: Forget Smart City; Fix the Drainage First

The ‘Smart City’ had never seen anything like it before. Marooned people being rescued by fire and ODRAF personnel; bikes, cars and even buses with passengers floating in water bang in the middle of busy roads; people having to move upstairs after inundation of the ground floor and going without electricity, food and drinking water […]

Bhubaneswar 32nd best smart city govt globally

Bhubaneswar: Making headlines, city of temples, Bhubaneswar which topped the list of Indian Smart Cities in 2016 has notched another milestone by making it to the list of top 50 cities with best governments in the world, according to a ranking by a Singapore-based research institute. Eden Strategy Institute of Singapore which helps leading global […]

Bhubaneswar Operation Center
Bhubaneswar gets smart command, control centre

Bhubaneswar:  From traffic to solid waste management, a centralized network housed under the Bhubaneswar Operation Centre (BOC) has been launched to monitor public service delivery in the Bhubaneswar smart city. The first-of-its-kind centralized command and control centre was inaugurated by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. “Bhubaneswar Operation Centre has been inaugurated today. This will […]

CM Naveen reviews progress of Smart Janpath project

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday took stock of the progress of the much awaited ‘Smart Janpath’ project and directed the officials to complete the construction work in the given deadline. Patnaik visited the ongoing Smart Janpath Project under the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) and spent some time understanding the project brief, the […]

CM seeks revised MoU for development of Bhubaneswar Railway Station

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday has sought signing of a revised MoU between the State government and the Ministry to develop the Bhubaneswar Railway Station in a single phase citing that the project will be further delayed if undertaken in two phases. Patnaik stated that […]

Airport to be set up at Paradip: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: With Paradip emerging as a major industrial hub, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday informed that an airport will set up in the port town. Speaking to the media, after a meeting with Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Pradhan said that there is need to develop the region and it would remain incomplete […]

Being smart globally: Bhubaneswar needs to brace up

Even as ‘Smart City Bhubaneswar promises core infrastructure, decent quality of life and clean environment to its denizens, there are several milestones that the city is striving to meet to get qualified under the globally accepted Smart City norms.