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Tag: Smart City

Bhubaneswar Smart City logo & website unveiled

Bhubaneswar:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the logo and website of  Smart City Bhubaneswar at Secretariat here today. The website bhubaneswar.me encapsulates all information about the capital city, including its art and culture, heritage sites and hospitality. The logo and the website  have been developed in view of upcoming Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018 scheduled  to […]

Bus in every 4 minutes in Bhubaneswar soon

Bhubaneswar: Denizens of the smart city Bhubaneswar will have a bus every four minutes for fulfilment of their needs of public transport, informed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Commissioner Krishan Kumar today after a meeting of the Empowered Committee of Infrastructure (ECI) chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. ECI approved the plan to add 200 […]

BMC to tighten leash on haywire hoardings in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: To spare the skyline of the capital city from being invaded by illegal hoardings, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to tighten the norms for putting up hoardings. According to sources, prior permission should have to be obtained from BMC for putting up hoardings inside the city. In an all-party meeting held by […]

Sachivalaya Marg to get transformed into Urban Parkway

Bhubaneswar: Commuters of Smart City Bhubaneswar may get ready for a smooth ride as Sachivalaya Marg will be redeveloped into an ‘Urban Parkway’ soon. Eco-friendly road construction technology of using waste plastic in construction of the road will be adopted for carrying out the massive expansion of the road project. As per plans, Sachivalaya Marg […]

Pink Autorickshaw rolls in Smart City Rourkela

Rourkela: Setting a new trend, women have been made partners in launching the Pink Autorickshaws in the Steel City Rourkela here on Thursday. As many as 21 women have been roped in to start the much awaited Pink Auto system to provide a safe and secure journey for the girls in the city. The Pink […]

South Africa keen on know-how exchange with Bhubaneswar smart city

Bhubaneswar: While praising the steps taken by Bhubaneswar to evolve itself as a smart city, the South African government has shown keen interest in sharing learning programmes with the city by tying up with the state government for some important projects especially on the urban development front. South Africa High Commissioner to India, Fracne Murole […]

Smart card for Bhubaneswar citizens on anvil

Bhubaneswar: A smart solution to assist citizens in their day-to-day monetary transactions is on the cards for Smart City Bhubaneswar. A meeting of the Empowered Committee on Infrastructure (ECI) was chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today to introduce a smart card which will not only help citizens of Bhubaneswar to book bus and […]

Paradip to be made a smart port, smart city: Nitin Gadkari

Rourkela: Paradip would be developed into a smart port and smart city at an investment of Rs 40,000 crore as part of the Centre’s plan to bring about a speedy development of Odisha, Union minister Nitin Gadkari announced today. “The Centre is committed to speedy development of Odisha. While road network is being expanded in […]

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Dog menace looms over Smart City as all animal birth control experts transferred

Bhubaneswar: The Smart City which has been relatively free from dog menace, thanks to the Animal Birth Control (ABC) unit, may soon find issues with increase in canine population on the streets with all the four specialised veterinary doctors of the unit having been transferred. The ABC and Animal Helpline that has been running since […]

Smart City Shame: Woman misbehaved, husband beaten up

Bhubaneswar: In an incident that speaks volumes about poor security measures in the Capital city, a woman was allegedly misbehaved in front of her husband by a group of miscreants at Siripur here on Wednesday night. The incident occurred at around 11:30 pm last night when the couple was returning home in their car after […]

CM inaugurates solar operated traffic signal system in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated a solar operated adaptive traffic signal system at Sachibalaya Marg here and laid foundation stone of four Smart City projects in the city to bring solutions for city’s traffic and commuters. The four projects include Smart Janpath from Vani Vihar Square to Sishu Bhavan Square, designed car parking […]

Bhubaneswar turns 69; Making it 'smart' seems herculean

Bhubaneswar: The city of temples Bhubaneswar turned 69 years today. Over years of development, the capital city of Odisha, has achieved a special distinction among many cities of the country to be updated to a smart city. On this day, it is imperative to gauge how far has the city lived up to its target […]

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Bhubaneswar to become Wi-Fied before Hockey WC 2018

Bhubaneswar: The State Government is planning to streamline internet facilities in the capital city by connecting all parts of the city through fiber optics network spread across 1800 access points before the scheduled Men’s Hockey World Cup in November 2018. Chairing a review meeting on Smart City projects here at the Secretariat, Chief Minister Naveen […]

Bhubaneswar to compete for World Smart City Awards

Bhubaneswar: Another good news for denizens of Bhubaneswar as the capital city has been selected as one of the finalists to compete for the World Smart City Awards to be held at Barcelona this month. According to reports, Bhubaneswar has stood first in the list of the first batch of 20 cities that were selected […]

Rourkela makes it to Centre’s Smart City list

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Steel City Rourkela has made it to the list of 27 smart cities announced by Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday. These have been selected out of 63 cities after a three round competition. Rourkela ranks 12th while Amritsar (Punjab) has topped the list. With this, the number of cities selected […]

Transgenders, a neglected lot in Smart City

By Ashadeep Mohanty Bhubaneswar: At a time when the State Government is leaving no stone unturned to develop Bhubaneswar as a Smart City, little attention is being given to the needs of the transgender community. Though a number of developmental programmes are being taken up for the Smart City that envisions improvement in the livelihood […]

Road to Smart City No 1 paved with traffic woes

An improved traffic system is a key component of a modern city. And awareness of traffic rules among the people is a key determinant of the state of the city’s traffic system. With Bhubaneswar set to become a Smart City soon, odishatv.in decided to check out the awareness levels of its denizens about rules on road safety

Germany assures Odisha of help in smart city development

Bhubaneswar: Germany today assured Odisha assistance in developing Bhubaneswar as a model smart city and putting in place systems related to energy, transportation and waster disposal. German Ambassador in India Martin Ney gave the assurance during a meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here. The German technologies will help the smart city in sectors such […]

Include 3 more Odisha cities in Smart City mission, CM urges PM

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to actively consider the inclusion of three major cities of Odisha in the Smart City Mission

Odisha to develop service based integrated mobile apps

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today asked the authorities of Bhubaneswar Smart City Mission to expedite the process and set mile stones and time lines against each component of the project. The direction was given by Chief Secretary A P Padhi while reviewing progress of the projects at a high level meeting here attended by Chief […]

GIZ team discusses public transport in city with Mayor

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to develop Bhubaneswar as a world class smart city, a delegation from German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) on Tuesday visited the state capital and met Mayor Anant Narayan Jena. According to sources, the members of GIZ discussed the existing public transport system in the city and plans to improve it. […]

Singapore to train Odisha officials on Smart City project

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to develop Bhubaneswar as a world class smart city, the state government is planning to tie up with Singapore-based agencies for technical support and provide training to the officials involved in the smart city project, Housing and Urban development minister Puspendra Singhdeo has said. After a meeting with Singapore Consul General […]

Smart City projects to begin from July

Bhubaneswar: The projects undertaken under Smart City Mission in Bhubaneswar will begin from July. This was informed by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Krishan Kumar who held the first meeting after Centre declared Bhubaneswar as a Smart City in the first phase. Kumar said, the mandatory Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) would be formed soon to […]

Centre sends guidelines for Smart City SPV

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Krishan Kumar on Friday said the Centre has sent guidelines for the formation of special purpose vehicle (SPV), which is mandatory for implementation of projects under the Smart City Mission. Kumar, who attended a discussion with Central government officials including the Union cabinet secretary via video conferencing here, said […]