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Tag Archives: Urban Development

Taj Ganj Urban Development project: Streets as Connectors

In India, heritage is perceived as a valuable resource and hence the approach to urban redevelopment in old city areas has been based singularly on this premise. It is inherited but cannot be ‘consumed’ and therefore must be handed over preferably with enrichment, to future generations. Taj Ganj is a four centuries old district. Once an integral part of the ...

Improving India’s Travel Infrastructure

In 2016, India stood in the 35th position from a list of 160 countries in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI). In 2016-17, 6,604km of national highways were constructed against a target of 15,000km. The Ministry for Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has, so far, invested over Rs 3 trillion and it is reported that the Ministry for Shipping ...

INTERVIEW: “Infrastructure sectors, especially transportation, water resources and urban development hold great promise for us”

What are the special features of your Multi-Criteria Spatial Optimization technology? Site & route selection problems are ubiquitous. Examples include • Where to locate ATMs, mobile towers, stores, security cameras, windmills? • What is the most optimal route for a railway line between towns A and B? • How to route & schedule a fleet of buses for company employee ...

Addressing Mobility Challenges in Hill Cities

Endowed with natural beauty and hilly terrain, the state Mizoram shares 404kms long border with Myanmar (Burma) in the East, and 318kms long with Bangladesh in the West making it a strategic location for international trade. The hills are a perfect holiday destination. However, when it comes to urban mobility, the challenges are quite enormous. With special focus to the ...

Ministry of Urban Development gets new Secretary

Shankar Aggarwal, a member of the 1980 IAS batch belonging to the Uttar Pradesh cadre, has taken over as Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, after the retirement of former Secretary Sudhir Krishna. Aggarwal was earlier Secretary, Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. During his 35 years of service, Aggarwal has held several important positions in the governments of Uttar ...

Naya Raipur:An intersection of Transit, Urban Development and Urban Design

Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh is being planned as a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) city ? first such city to be built in the country. TOD offers an entirely new perspective to both urban design and urban transit. It has the potential to solve urban transportation problems. Rajmohan Kurup takes a detailed look at the planning that is being done to ...