Delhi will be developed into a “global city” and the country’s first ‘smart city’ will be set up here to decongest the national capital and facilitate it with all modern amenities, Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Saturday.
We want to make Delhi a truly global city, having all latest and modern amenities and facilities that any other global city like London or San Francisco has. We want to have world-class entertainment venues like Disneyland or Universal Studios here,” Naidu said.
The Narendra Modi-led NDA government has planned to set up 100 ‘smart cities’ and Naidu said that the first such city will come up in the national capital.
“Delhi is the heart of India and the first smart city would come up here. The city of Barcelona in Spain has also promised technological support to us in our effort in this direction,” he said.
“I saw the city of Barcelona, and apart from modern buildings, they have also preserved their old architecture. We also want to preserve our traditional architecture, that India is so richly endowed with, even as we embrace modernity,” he added.
The minister was speaking at a function organised by DDA at its headquarters here to officially kick-start the allotment process of its ‘Housing Scheme 2014’.
Naidu handed over allotment letters to the first few successful applicants.
Talking about the ‘smart city’ initiative further, he said the focus would be to build global educational and health institutes and entertainment facilities.
We also want to liberalize the industrial estate policy. An industrial space may not necessarily contain factories, but showrooms also. A committee will be formed to look into this issue as well,” the minister said.
DDA’s vice-chairman Balvinder Kumar in a media briefing yesterday had outlined the plans for the ‘smart city’ in the capital.
The ‘smart city’ will be a complete sub-city, which would be located in an area of 20-24 hectares, zoned out of Dwarka, Rohini and Narela, and will be equipped with latest technologies and waste-management techniques.
The smart city will have a world-class infrastructure, 24-hour power supply, complete wi-fi connectivity, and will employ green technology and latest water conservation techniques like rain-harvesting and waste management techniques, among other facilities,” Kumar said.
Outlining the achievements of the government in the financial sector, Naidu said, “As per the PM’s vision of ending financial untouchability, we have opened 10 crore new bank accounts in the last nine weeks under the Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana.”
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Title: The boy travellers in Australasia : adventures of two youths in a journey to the Sandwich, Marquesas, Society, Samoan and Feejee islands, and through the colonies of New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia
Year: 1889 (1880s)
Authors: Knox, Thomas Wallace, 1835-1896 Harper & Brothers. pbl
Subjects: Voyages and travels Adventure and adventurers Tutors and tutoring Friendship Sailing Sailors Animals Natural history
Publisher: New York : Harper & Brothers
Contributing Library: School of Theology, Boston University
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston University
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to have one for ours in due time. The steamer made her way direct to the wharf, and as soon as shehad made fast and the gang-plank was out, our friends stepped on shorein Kew Zealand. Under the guidance of a fellow-passenger, they en-tered a carriage and were driven up Queen Street, the principal thor- THE FOUNDING OF AUCKLAND. 18^ oughfare, to the hotel they had selected for a resting-place during theirsojourn in Auckland. They were favorably impressed with the activitythat prevailed on the streets, and the general evidences of business pros-perity. • A Missourian would call it a right smart place, said Frank,as they were alighting from the carriage at the end of their drive. Yes, responded Fred, and even a New Yorker would treat itsbeautiful bay with respect after seeing it as we did. Where did the city get its name ? one of the youths asked DoctorBronson. It was named after Lord Auckland, First Lord of the Admiralty,and afterwards Governor-general of India, by Captain Hobson, who
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AUCKLAND IN 1840. founded the city. Captain Hobson was sent here, in 1838, to organize acolony. He saw this was a good site for a city, and accordingly heestablished the capital here. It remained the capital until 1865, whena royal commission moved the seat of government to Wellington, thelatter place being more centrally located. Of course the Aucklanderswere not at all pleased at the change, but their city is so well estab-lished commercially that there is no danger of their being ruined by it.From various sources Frank and Fred found that Auckland had a 188 THE BOY TRAVELLERS IN AUSTRALASIA. population of nearly forty thousand within the municipality, and seven-ty thousand in the city and suburbs. It has, said Frank, in his jour-nal, handsome streets, a great number of well-constructed public build-ings, such as post-office, custom-house, exchange, courts. Governmentoffices, and the other paraphernalia of a well-established city, and it hasalso a fine museum, a public library, and
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