Smart Cities: Diu Smart City Becomes 1st to Run on 100% During Renewable Energy (Important) (Download PDF)

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Diu Smart City has become 1st city in India that runs on 100 % renewable energy during daytime, setting bench-mark for other cities to follows: Diu was importing 73 % of its power from Gujarat till last year.

Map of Diu Smart City Becomes 1<sup>st</sup> to Run on 100% Renewable

Map of Diu Smart City Becomes 1st to Run on 100 % Renewable

Map of Diu Smart City Becomes 1st to Run on 100 % Renewable

  • City has developed 9-MW solar park spread over 50 hectares rocky barren land, besides installing solar panels on rooftops on 79 govt. buildings, generating 1.3 MW annually.

  • Diu offers its residents subsidy of Rs. 10, 000 - 50, 000 for installing 1 - 5 -KW rooftop solar panels.

  • City is saving about 13, 000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year & due to low-cost solar energy, power tariffs are cut in residential category by 10 % last year & 15 % this year.

Bengaluru Smart City Testing Prototype Intelligent Traffic Management Solution

Bengaluru Smart City Intelligent Traffic Management Solution

Bengaluru Smart City Intelligent Traffic Management Solution

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  • Bengaluru Smart City is working on implementation of solution to improve traffic management. City is testing prototype of intelligent traffic management solution in collaboration w/Electronics City Township Authority (ELCITA).

  • It aims to provide traffic information that is currently unavailable & help improve management of commuter traffic.

Intelligent Traffic Management Solution

  • It involves capturing video streams from several cameras & processing them using artificial intelligence.

  • This will help in automation of traffic management tasks like vehicle detection, traffic density estimation & control of traffic lights for real-time performance.

Electronic City

  • Electronic City is information technology (IT) hub in Bangalore, located in Anekal taluk. It is one of India’s largest electronic & IT industrial parks, spread over 800 acres (3.2 km²).

  • It consists of 3 zones called phases – Phase I, Phase II and Phase III.

  • Electronic City was established by Keonics (Karnataka Electronic), pioneer in information technology infrastructure development.

  • There are approx. 200 IT/ITES companies located in Electronic City. It is administered by Electronics City Township Authority (ELCITA).

Electronic City Township Authority (ELCITA)

  • CEO – Ms. Rama N S

  • Location - Bangalore

Night Bazaar Part of Jaipur Smart City

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Image of Night Bazaar Part of Jaipur Smart City

Image of Night Bazaar Part of Jaipur Smart City

  • Heritage city is all set to have new attraction to lure residents & tourists. In 1st-of-its-kind in state, Jaipur Smart City Ltd (JSCL) has planned to develop night bazaar at Chaura Rasta, in heart of Pink city.

  • JSCL would register up to 700 vendors who will be allowed to set up stalls, including eateries, b/w 9 pm & 1 am. Project will provide entertainment, culture & shopping to citizens after office hours.

  • Project is expected to be launched in 1st week of January.

  • Night bazaar will be modelled in lines of one set up in Indore. Night market will operate only one day a week, Saturday or Sunday.

  • Department expects project to facilitate entertainment, culture & shopping to citizens after office hours.

  • Night bazaars are staple on tourist map of countries like Thailand (Suan Lum and Chiang Mai), Hong Kong (Temple Street), Singapore (Chinatown) & Taiwan, oggical pointed out.

  • Jaipur has already plenty to offer tourists as many light & sound shows are being organised at historical places.

  • As per proposal, JSCL plans to divert traffic during night bazaar hours.

  • Parking facilities will be developed for visitors at Ramlila Maidan.

  • Night market was expected to be opened for public after Diwali.

  • Proposal hit roadblock due to protests of market association.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 16, 2018

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