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Tag: Smart City

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 […]