India's fragile and finite water resources are depleting, while the multi-sectoral needs of water from sustained economic growth (over 8 per cent) will further increase demand for water with supporting dynamics like increased energy and consumption.
In a massive infrastructure boost to Gujarat, the Indian mass-transit operator Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Limited has awarded an order of approximately Rs 579 crore to the consortium of Siemens Limited India and Siemens AG, Germany for electrification of the 39.2-kilometer Metro Express Link in Ahmedabad.
Big data will be the thread that binds together all the diverse elements deployed in a smart city. It would be inconceivable to have any kind of meaningful smart city application layer without leveraging on big data. The Internet of Things (IoT) layer of big data sensors will generate an avalanche of data.
In the recently concluded Smart Cities workshop-City Infra Outlook and Development plan-by the Smart Cities Council India, decision makers and solution providers closely examined what Solapur should do in order to enable a vibrant city operating platform.
Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice President, Mobility, Siemens, feels implementation of PPP will provide a fillip to railway projects in India. However, given the size and rapid growth in the country's rail sector, availability of trained manpower will remain a primary challenge.
The newly inaugurated Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) in Koramangala and Challaghatta (K&C) Valley STP, whose treatment capacity is 60 Million Liters per Day (MLD) is expected to treat the sewerage generated by around 5 lakhs people in Bengaluru, and improve the sanitation and environmental condition of the rapid growing city.
Infrastructure is the backbone of any economy. But good infrastructure development needs good planning. Lack of planning is the biggest problem. China in comparison to India has shown better planning and flexibility while executing infrastructure projects. India has lagged behind due to its political system and populist outlook.