Indore to become a smart city by 2021!

Among the 100 cities chosen to be a part of the Smart City Mission, 20 will be ready by 2021, according to officials. Indore will be a part of the cities which will be developed by 2021 and Indoris can’t wait to see what’s in store from them. Similar cities will then act as a benchmark for the remaining 80 cities to be developed.

The aim behind the Mission is to make the Indore more citizen friendly, technologically savvy and to provide self sustainable urban habitation. Under the technological aspect, the goal is to implement CCTV cameras, promote e-commerce and e-governance on a massive scale, in order to provide more seamless day to day activities of citizens. Other heads of the project aim to mobilize and integrate citizen management and city planning. In addition to that, ICCCs (integrated command and control centers) will be set up in all the cities which will enable the government to monitor progress in real time and the systems can be later used for city management.

The other cities in the developmental mission include but are not limited to- Pune, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Bhubneshwar, Surat, Ahemdabad, Kochi, Coimbatore, Ludhiana and Chennai. They were chosen after a round of Smart City Challenge that took place in 2016, which is a two stage process. The process involved city planners to create proposals and models to be implemented across their city.

Though the cities to be developed were chosen quite a few years back, each city will be given a window of five years to complete all ongoing projects. A problem that plagues this process is that the involvement of various different sectors and industries may stall work and extend the proposed dates. Another issue is the time that it takes to get permissions from all local government offices and board of directors, which can take several months. Officials, however remain optimistic and confirm that the development will be completed by 2021, as planned earlier.

Indoris are eagerly waiting to see the development take place, though it may cause traffic diversions and pose problems for a while, the end result will be reaped and welcomed by all.

For most of us from Noida, the Metro is nothing short of a lifeline. A saviour in times of need, the metro has connected various parts of Noida to mainstream Delhi. Now, however, you're going to have to take a different look at these metro trains, because you can rent them for throwing parties!

Granted, that isn't really the first thought that comes to mind when one says either party or metro, but it is certainly something interesting. From now, one can book a metro coach on our favourite Aqua Line metro and celebrate any occasion. So read on to find out how it's going to go down and everything else you need to know.

What's the update?

Ever wanted to party in a Noida Metro Train coach? Well, it seems that now you can, with NMRC's latest initiative. The idea was taken from similar initiatives in Jaipur, Gujarat and Gurugram's Rapid Metro, where train coaches can be rented out for parties. Incidentally, no other foreign country implements this rule.

One can book coaches on operational as well as stationary trains. To ensure that the average commuter isn't held up, only up to 4 coaches can be booked by a party. For booking coaches, you're going to have to pay a security deposit of ₹20,000 and then ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 each hour. Paying extra will get you a decorated coach from the NMRC, so that you don't have to do anything.

In order to actually book a coach, or four, all you have to do is head over to the NMRC's website and apply at least 15 days prior to the date of engagement. Following that, the NMRC will look into the matter and you can get partying in your metro coach within no time!

Knock Knock

The NMRC is constantly coming up with innovative ways to generate revenue from Noida Metro. Earlier, the metro stations opened up for film and television shooting. In the near future, we expect the revenue to help improve and expand Noida Metro.

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In just a matter of three years, Mumbaikars will be able to take a 12-hour drive to get all the way down to Delhi, and vice versa. The 8 lane highway that is the NHAI's (National Highways Authority of India) pet project has just been put on the fast track to completion by January 28, 2023. Authorities have stated that there will be no flexibility in this date.

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We all know Mother Dairy as the standard milk and milk products seller. Every locality in Noida has its very own Mother Dairy and it is how we guide the Zomato delivery executives to our homes- "Bhaiya Sector 18 ki Mother Dairy ke paas aana hai apko". We have had the opportunity to visit the Mother Dairy ice-cream parlours too, but this new branch of Mother Dairy is completely new to us!

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The issue of women's safety in Delhi is one that has been plaguing the city for a really long time. Now, women are taking matters into their own hands by offering female passengers from IGI T3, rides in their women-driven cabs.

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Delhi's Mughal Gardens, which open for a couple of weeks annually, are now again gearing up for their public opening this year. Locals and tourists alike, wait an entire year just to take in the mesmerising beauty of these gardens. The garden is expected to be open from February 05 to March 08, 2020.

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