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Mangal Dev, Head of Hitachi Rail Systems Co, India & South Asia Region feels that inadequate attention to planning, availability of funding and the need to expand the availability of skilled manpower are key challenges facing the metro rail projects in India.
The purpose and objective of this experience centre were to showcase live what is available and to make people understand what we talk about. Because, normally, if you look at a product, say healthcare, you can easily understand what is an X-ray or a CT scan machine.
Emplacing the manifesto for cooperation between authorities, civil bodies and technology providers, the Smart Cities Council India (SCC) and Western Digital on July 28, 2017 held a round table conference session on 'Role of Video Surveillance Systems in making cities safer' which brought alive the current state of surveillance security in India, the challenges and sustainable solutions to help urban planners understand the framework of a smart city and take steps to improve infrastructure.
Smart Cities Council India along with Western Digital, a leading global provider of storage solutions, co-hosted a Roundtable Conference on 'Technology Modernisation for Safer and Smarter Cities' in Mumbai. The conference primarily aimed at discussing initiatives to fuel the growth of surveillance security in India, the challenges faced, and methods to address them.
Over the years, Taiwan has made big strides in the development and use of green technology. Organised by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Green Trade Project Office (GTPO), INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY's visit to this island country was purposeful.
We are working on many proposals which are unique in nature. Our main intention through smart city proposals is to encourage community gatherings similar to that of European nations.
With 59 special purpose vehicles (SPVs) in place, India's Smart Cities Mission is now ready to take off. With more than 15 tenders coming in every month, winning cities have made sure their envisaged plans are on track, albeit at a slow speed.
Airports are the next infrastructural buzzword that will be the game-changer in India´s developmental leap. This buzzword is expected to be exploited using existing growth drivers like exponential growth in passenger traffic and incremental cargo volumes over the next decade.