Kerala’s Trivandrum tops chart in Smart Cities new list

By Accommodation Times Bureau The government today announced the third list of 30 cites to be made smart under its flagship 100 Smart cities mission, with Trivendrum in Kerala topping the chart. Other prominent capital cities in the list include Amaravati, Patna, Srinagar, Bengaluru, Shimla, Dehradoon, Aizawl and Gangtok. With the new additions, the total number

India-South Korea in $10 billion funding agreement for infra projects

By Accommodation Times Bureau SEOUL: India and South Korea on Wednesday signed agreement for $10 billion assistance for infrastructure development projects in India, including smart cities. The two countries signed agreements to establish $9 billion in concessional credit and $1 billion in Official development assistance (ODA) funding for infrastructure development projects in India," said

Indian smart cities can become lighthouses for world:London School of Economics

By Accommodation Times Bureau The Centre’s flagship initiative Smart City Mission has got its first international affirmation, as a London School Of Economics study has praised the government’s effort, saying Indian smart cities could become lighthouses for other cities around the world. Two years after the Narendra Modi-led government launched the mission to smarten up

Israel to Collaborate With Thane in ‘smart city’ project

 By Accommodation Times Bureau Tel Aviv Municipality and the Thane Municipal Corporation have collaborated  together, as part of India’s ‘Smart City’ initiative, Israeli ambassador Daniel Carmon announced, after opening his country’s pavilion in  the inauguration ceremony of the’  3rd - Smart Cities India 2017 Expo’ ,  at the Pragati Maidan, in

Rs. 2,863 cr to be invested in 42 mission cities

By Accommodation Times Bureau Ministry of Urban Development has approved in one go investments in six States for improving basic urban infrastructure over the next three financial years i.e 2017-20 under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). A total investment of Rs.2,863 cr has been cleared in 42 mission cities

Japan to assist in making Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi Smart Cities

PIB Japan has decided to be associated with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi as smart cities. This was today conveyed by Japan’s Ambassador to India Mr.Kenji Hiramatsu during his meeting with Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu. Mr.Hiramatsu further said that Japan is quite interested in urban development initiatives

Industry speak: Real Estate Outlook for 2017

Mr. Surendra Hiranandani, Chairman & Managing Director, House of Hiranandani Accommodation Times News Service Deregulation will be the key to future success of the sector The year 2016 brought in ground breaking changes and transformation in the real estate industry that had not been witnessed for the past two decades. The various policy