The Aurangabad Industrial City (Auric) was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently. Auric is being developed at the Shendra and Bidkin nodes of the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor. The city, equipped with underground plug-n-play infrastructure, is planned for 50 years with the integration of information and communication technology.
Indian cities are expected to house 200 million people by 2030. Driven by soaring numbers, India is expected to account for a 25 per cent rise in global energy usage by 2040, leading to a higher carbon footprint.
The city of Yokohama believes that its mission and role in history is to deliver its long standing expertise in sustainable development to Japan including the disaster stricken areas and the world.
Today, the Indian electricity network is the world’s largest synchronized grid with a capacity of 363 GW. In July 2012, India suffered the world’s biggest power blackout due to a grid failure which impacted more than 620 million people across 22 states.
India, the world’s third largest consumer of electricity, is working to transform its urban energy infrastructure to make it more citizen friendly and sustainable. A cost-effective smart distribution system has the potential to significantly reduce India’s carbon footprint.
Years of severe drought have created a water crisis in the Mahbubnagar region in Telangana, a state in southern India where half the population of 35 million depends on agriculture to earn a living. The water table had virtually depleted and the monsoon rains now only last three to four months a year.
The Indore Smart City proposal includes: Retrofitting – development of ABD; redevelopment – mixed-use high-rise high-quality development at MOG lines area; and pan-city project – IT-based solutions for pan-city area for solid waste and traffic management.
At a time when other metropolitan cities are not getting enough water supply due to breakdown in the pipeline network, on the other hand, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has been giving presentations to other urban local bodies on how its water department saved Rs 6 crore last year on the electricity bill.
Chenani Nashri Tunnel (also known as Patnitop Tunnel) in Jammu and Kashmir will be the country’s first tunnel with a world-class integrated tunnel control system (ITCS), where ventilation, fire control, signals, communication and electrical systems are automatically activated. The ITCS software platform will be a dedicated traffic SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), including traffic security system for the traffic control management of the tunnel.
Coimbatore with a decadal growth rate of around 20% is a rapidly growing city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Known as Manchester of India, the city is undertaking numerous initiatives towards improving basic services and quality of life of citizens.