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Urban Update speaks to one of the youngest woman sarpanches in the country, and the…

“We try to engage all stakeholders in city planning”

N Manjushree, CEO, Bengaluru Urban Zilla Panchayat, speaks to Kumar Dhananjay, Consulting Editor, Urban Update, on tackling solid waste problem, reviving water bodies and other problems in Bengaluru city. She reiterates technology would play a significant role in improving access to better urban civic services

Vigilance, intelligence, public dialogue will make cities safer

Sanjeev Dayal, former Director General of Police (Maharashtra) speaks to Urban Update and gives a ringside view of the safety mechanism in our cities. In the freewheeling interview, Dayal suggests a range of solutions to control and mitigate terrorist attacks, and improve safety of cities

DMRC confident of handling high volume traffic: Singh

Mangu Singh, who took over the reins of Delhi Metro as Managing Director from E. Sreedharan in 2011, is hopeful that new metro lines coming up in Delhi and recent innovations in the management of Delhi metro operations would benefit Delhi commuters and provide more comfortable commuting experience

“Competitiveness drives innovation”

In an interview with Urban Update, Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Urban Development speaks on Smart Cities Mission, urban challenges and the newly passed Real Estate Bill. He says, every city has its own USP. It’s important for the cities to come up with their own ideas about how they want to develop themselves. That’s a great way of making smart city endeavour even better

Smartening coastal cities for sustainability

Coastal or port cities are the centres of business and trade. To improve the basic infrastructure and promote sustainable development in these cities, the Ministry of Shipping has proposed to build 12 smart port cities. In an interview with Urban Update, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, and Shipping talks about his action plan for improving civic services and operational efficiency of port cities

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