Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, is expected to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for national highway and Namami Gange works worth to Rs 58.94 billion at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
Schneider Electric is set to play a key role in building smart cities, offering the potential to save 30 per cent of energy across the electricity and gas distribution system; about 15 per cent reduction in water losses; integration of power, IT room processes and security management systems; reduction in travel time and traffic delays by 20 per cent; and improving quality of life within the city and competitiveness in the global economy.
Sm@rt Cities Summit 2014 on Day 2 commenced with an opening address by Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief & MD, ASAPP Media Information Group, the organisers. He briefly touched upon the key perspectives on smart cities such as urban planning, smart buildings and the current readiness of India to adopt smart cities, which were gained from the deliberations on the previous day and set the tone for the four focussed sessions that followed.
The Chhattisgarh government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) for setting up a Rs 200 crore multi model logistic hub (MMLH) dry port at NayaRaipur. The State government has already obtained a nod from the Airport Authority of India for construction of a dedicated cargo terminal at Raipur airport.
At a recent meeting of the Project Approval Board of Punjab government cleared the proposal to set up a dry port near Kila Raipur in Ludhiana.The board, which is headed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, cleared the project as the proposed port may boost industrialisation, trade and commercial activity in Punjab.