Green infra, solar & water conservation must form part of town planning: VP

By Accommodation Times Bureau NEW DELHI: The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu on Monday called upon town planners to make sustainable solutions such as harvesting solar energy, enhancing green cover and water conservation an essential part of town planning. Vice President was, addressing the 4th Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress 2019 organized

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

Madhya Pradesh gets 27,475 houses; Bihar-25,221, Jharkhand-20,099, Odisha-2,115 get affordable housing from PMAY

By Accommodation Times Bureau Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation today approved construction of 1,17,814 affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in six States at a total cost of Rs.5,773 cr for which central assistance of Rs.1,816 cr has been approved, under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (Urban). Noting

UD Minister says investment meets of States of no use without city infrastructure and sanitation

By Accommodation Times Bureau States and Union Territories today endorsed five transformational urban reforms proposed by the Ministry of Urban Development aimed at improving  service delivery to citizens besides promoting resource mobilization required for meeting the urban infrastructure demand. They also supported new policies and schemes proposed by the Ministry viz., Transit

Cities to grant approvals first and verify later

By Accommodation Times Bureau PIB Release : Ministry of Urban Development has evolved a new reform matrix to enable State and City Governments go beyond the present incrementalism of taking small steps towards implementing transformational reforms over the next three years, for a turn around in urban governance, planning and finance. The Ministry