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

Credit Rating of cities gains momentum; 44 get ratings

By Accommodation Times Bureau Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venakaiah Naidu has asserted that smart city development is not elitist and on the other hand it has triggered inclusive and comprehensive urban planning and development addressing the inherited deficit in urban governance. Addressing a Business Conclave at Shri Ram College of