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    From Kyoto to Varanasi: How Japanese giant Hitachi is bringing its smart cities expertise to India - ET

    Last August, when PM Narendra Modi visited the ancient Buddhist temples in the former capital city of Japan, Kyoto, he had his vision of Varanasi in mind. He made it clear that Kyoto is a world class city of the kind he wants to replicate in Varanasi. "We want to build similar heritage cities in India too and that's why I came here to learn and understand all about this city," he said in Kyoto. And as expected, within hours Modi's arrival, a partnership accord was signed between Varanasi and ..

    Varanasi is among some 15 holy cities that have been chosen for a major facelift. Others on the list include Amritsar, Ajmer, Gaya, Mathura and Kanchipuram. The $93 billion Japanese giant Hitachi has done some key smart city projects in Kyoto as well as across Japan. Now, Hitachi's fully owned subsidiary, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is looking at smart city opportunities in India. HDS is eyeing the smart cities space in India in a big way through its "social innovation" solutions.

    "Our social innovation solutions are primarily aimed at digital India and the execution of 100 smart cities project. We are addressing the government with these solutions. India can learn in a big way from the other countries we have worked with," Vivekanand Venugopal, VP and GM, Hitachi Data Systems told ET. Some large government projects like mygov.in and NPL are already using our infrastructure, he added.

    Hitachi Data Systems has gradually introduced its social innovation solutions for India. These solutions span verticals like automotives, power, railway systems, water management, and consumer durables. The newest vertical to be added to social innovation solutions list is healthcare, which HDS introduced recently in APAC region. It comes as no surprise that all these social innovation solutions by HDS are cloud based.

    HDS is aiming to target the Smart Cities and Digital India initiatives with these solutions, and Venugopal says their experience in implementing smart city solutions across the world will come in handy for the Indian market.

    Hitachi has implemented solutions like traffic management, water management, smart grids, electric vehicles' charging management, and low carbon infrastructures in several cities including Greater Manchester, New Mexico and Hawaii. HDS has also tasted some early success in India and is already working in Dahej city in Gujarat where it is creating low carbon, environmental friendly infrastructure. It is also doing some power and water management projects in the country.

    Venugopal is of the view that the Indian government could soon become the number one spender on IT in the country. "The government has knocked up capital from spectrum auctions, disinvestment etc and is looking to infuse it. And building smarter cities will be a big part of this investment." He says that the Internet of Things, the main force behind smart cities and digital innovation will drive $17 billion in economic value.


    Thanks to our Hitachi lineage, we have both technology and industrial offerings, and that puts us in a good position in India, says Venugopal.

    The other advantage that HDS might have is that a good chunk of these social innovation solutions work is happening out of its big data labs in India, which is owned by their parent group, Hitachi. Hitachi India R&D covers two main research areas: information technology and societal infrastructure. "One important focus area for the information technology and societal infrastructure. "One important focus area for the Information technology research team is big data analytics. The research team working on societal infrastructure covers areas such as power transmission & distribution, analysis-led design and water treatment," Yasushi Harada, Executive General Manager, Head of Research & Development Centre, Hitachi India told ET.

    Other than India, Hitachi has big data labs in California, Manchester and Singapore. Harada says that the big data labs does a lot of development for India with regional customers through "collaborative creation". He estimates that as of now, about 50 per cent of lab's work is India centric while the rest contributes to Hitachi's global R&D efforts.
     
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    Which will be first smart city in India?

    Many cities claim to be first smart city in India, these can easily made smart cities.

    Naya Raipur
    Gandhinagar
    Chandigarh
    Noida
    Greater Noida
    Gurgaon
    Mysuru
    Jamshedpur
    Mangaluru
    Navi Mumbai
    Vishakhapatnam
    Manesar
    Yeida City

    Cities which need less investment
    Bengaluru
    Surat
    Ahmedabad
    Dispur
    Bhubaneshwar
    Kochi
    Rohtak
    Jaipur
    Pune
    Nagpur
    Shillong
    Hyderabad
    Tiruchirappalli
    Guwahati
    Shimla
    Dehradun
    Planned satellite cities of Kolkata like New Town, Salt Lake City.

    Smart townships & SEZ across India
    Big investment GIFT City
    Lavasa Hill City
    Smart City Kochi
    Palava, MMR
    Wave City on NH24 in NCR
    Sushant Golf City & Chak Ganjaria City(IT SEZ), Lucknow
    Lanco Hills & HITETC City, Hyderabad
    Khed City, Pune
    Sujalam The Sky City- Andal Aerotropolis, WB
    Aamby Valley City, Maharashtra
    Sri City, AP
    MIHAN, Nagpur


    Upcoming & u/c Megatownships, big SEZ & cities
    Next Phases of GIFT City
    Dholera SIR
    Shendra – Bidkin Industrial Park
    DREAM City - Diamond REsearch And Mercantile City, Surat
    Trans-Ganga City, Kanpur
    Greater Ranchi - New Capital City of Jharkhand
    Amaravathi - Capital City of AP
    NAINA City - Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area City
    Vikram Udhyog Nagari, Ujjain
     
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    L&T forms new unit for smart cities; expects business to reach $1 billion mark in three-four years

    MUMBAI: Larsen & Toubro, India's largest engineering and construction company, has formed a new unit to cater to smart cities, security solutions and communication projects, expecting the business to grow to $1 billion in three to four years, driven by the government's push in these areas.

    The business unit, named Smart World and Communication, will tap the resources of the conglomerate's various verticals and subsidiaries to offer wholesome solutions in a first-of-its-kind initiative, a company official said.

    "We have put together a small unit with 65 members which includes people from different verticals within the company and some people who have been especially hired for this," SN Subrahmanyan, board member and senior executive vice president (infrastructure and construction), told ET. "It is a small business unit but with the kind of orders we expect, it can soon become a strategic business unit. It can easily become a $1 billion business in 3-4 years."

    L&T has diversified businesses ranging from technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing to financial services. The new unit will focus on three key segments— smart cities, smart communication systems and security solutions. The company has done such projects in bits and pieces and now wants to leverage on the synergy among different businesses to execute turnkey solutions.

    "The government is talking about setting up 100 smart cities, even if 20 came up we will hopefully get big orders," Subrahmanyan said. "In a way, we have been doing such projects as gated campuses for IT companies. We would now like to bid for bigger projects such as the one planned for the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai."

    The central government plans to spend Rs 1 lakh crore to build smart cities by 2020. These cities would have affordable housing in a cost-efficient and environment-friendly physical, social and institutional infrastructure set up for a better quality of living. The Bandra-Kurla Complex is set to become the first smart district with Maharashtra state authorities calling for bids to complete the project by March
     
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    Chennai metro launch .........................
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    Devli Kota tunnel Built by GVK, This pic is before completion. I doubt it will have facade as nice as jaipur
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    India are federation like USA, Canada, Brazil and Mexico in world etc.

    Many good picture.
     
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    NOIDA: Financial bids for Noida's international cricket stadium-cum-sports city project, conceptualized on 125 acres in Sector 152, were opened on Tuesday. Tenders, initiated earlier this month, received two bids.

    Authority officials told TOI that bids will be finalized this week, after which the selected developer will be allotted land.

    "Two developers successfully qualified for the technical bids, opened on June 26. Financial bids were opened on June 30. Once finalized, the land alone is expected to cost Rs 1,300 crore," said an official.

    With reserve price for the land fixed at Rs 26, 200 per sqm by Noida Authority, the two bid were Rs 26,650 and Rs 26,350 respectively. "The final decision will be taken by Rama Raman. It should be in place by end of this week," the official said.

    The stadium, with 50,000 capacity, will come up along the Noida-Greater Noida expressway. In a first for the state, it will host cricket ODIs, IPL and tests. The sports city will house a nine-hole golf course.
     
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