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Need to develop 700 km of metro rail lines annually to meet future growth

Need to develop 700 km of metro rail lines annually to meet future growth

With Indian cities emerging as the key drivers of economic growth, attention also needs to be paid to developing a robust public transportation system in them, observes Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs. Puri made these observations at a panel discussion moderated by Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief, CONSTRUCTION WORLD, and Aashish Chandorkar, Columnist,...

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DFI to create financing ecosystem for infra projects

DFI to create financing ecosystem for infra projects

The new Development Finance Institution (DFI) will be a fairly large entity that will play a key role in the Central Government’s strategy to facilitate the creation of a robust financing ecosystem for infrastructure projects in the country. Simultaneously, the government also remains committed to rolling out systemic interventions to ensure the necessary action on...

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Surveillance for safer & smarter cities

Surveillance for safer & smarter cities

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.