Maha govt considers uniform DCR for Civic bodies in MMR

By Accommodation Times Bureau MUMBAI The Minister Ranjit Patil on Wednesday told the Legislative Council that, the Maharashtra government is taking into account for preparing uniform Development Control Rules (DCR) for all municipal corporations falling under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The government is formulating for all eight municipal corporations which are falling under

CCI fines Rs 1 Cr on Ghaziabad Devt Authority for raising EWS flat price

By Accommodation Times Bureau GHAZIABAD The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Wednesday fined over Rs 1 crore to Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) for abuse of its dominant position by imposing the unfair condition on the allottees from economically weaker sections (EWS) in its Pratap Vihar Residential Housing Scheme. The CCI found that GDA

Ministry to announce 10 more cities under Smart Cities Mission

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI During the Smart Cities Summit organized by the FICCI yesterday, the minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep S. Puri, informed that 90 cities have been selected so far. The selection of 10 more cities will be announced shortly. There are about 3000 projects worth Rs.1, 40,000 crores at various stages

Assam Govt to build 83k houses under new policy

By Accommodation Times Bureau GUWAHATI The Government of Assam said for the financially weaker section of the society it would build 83,000 houses in urban areas under a new Affordable Housing Policy. The Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has ordered the Urban Development Department to prepare the policy at the earliest. An official release said,

Public transport system in Indian cities

Accommodation Times News Services By Murari Chaturvedi, Editor-in-Chief, In India’s top 53 cities, each of which has a population of 1 million or more, commute to work, mostly by buses and other modes of transport. Overall public transport is a failure as less than 20 percent of workers use it in 33

Fast Spreading Urbanisation

By Accommodation Times News Services Urban areas throughout the world are growing at much faster pace. In India the pace of urbanisation is now set to accelerate as the country sets to more rapid growth. In fact urbanisation is growing all over the world. Recently, government made two major announcements for