In India, a high-tech toilet that generates revenue | SmartPlanet
Naveen Arora, who is in the business of finding platforms for advertisements, is trying out something new: convincing customers that it’s okay to paste promotions on a snazzy new toilet.
Arora recently installed six new “e. toilets” called Delight in Greater Noida, a suburb of Delhi, which are already showing off ads of construction companies, educational institutions and even a popular fast food joint.

In India, a high-tech toilet that generates revenue | SmartPlanet

Naveen Arora, who is in the business of finding platforms for advertisements, is trying out something new: convincing customers that it’s okay to paste promotions on a snazzy new toilet.

Arora recently installed six new “e. toilets” called Delight in Greater Noida, a suburb of Delhi, which are already showing off ads of construction companies, educational institutions and even a popular fast food joint.

India is undergoing a massive urban transformation | The Financial Express
Every minute during the next 20 years, 30 Indians will leave rural India for urban areas. At this rate, India will need some 500 new cities in the next two decades.
How can cities optimise their systems to serve as engines of growth?

India is undergoing a massive urban transformation | The Financial Express

Every minute during the next 20 years, 30 Indians will leave rural India for urban areas. At this rate, India will need some 500 new cities in the next two decades.

How can cities optimise their systems to serve as engines of growth?

How Ahmedabad Got Public Transport Right | ThisBigCity 
For anyone stuck in one of India’s interminable traffic jams, a bus rapid transit (BRT) system sounds like the answer to a prayer. Cheaper and easier to implement than a full scale underground metro, BRT has proved a striking success in cities such as Curitiba in Brazil and the Colombian capital, Bogotá. Its former mayor, Enrique Penalosa, together with EMBARQ, a non-profit specialising in transport solutions, is advising Indian cities on how to go down the same route.

How Ahmedabad Got Public Transport Right | ThisBigCity 

For anyone stuck in one of India’s interminable traffic jams, a bus rapid transit (BRT) system sounds like the answer to a prayer. Cheaper and easier to implement than a full scale underground metro, BRT has proved a striking success in cities such as Curitiba in Brazil and the Colombian capital, Bogotá. Its former mayor, Enrique Penalosa, together with EMBARQ, a non-profit specialising in transport solutions, is advising Indian cities on how to go down the same route.

Investment of about $1.2 trillion is required over the next 20 years across areas like transportation, energy and public security to build cities of tomorrow, IBM India Managing Director Shanker Annaswamy said today.

Speaking at the IBM Smarter Cities Forum, Annaswamy said quoting a McKinsey & Company report that it is estimated that USD 1.2 trillion capital investment is needed to meet projected demand in (Indian) cities to transform the cities going forward.

Tube City: A sustainable water-purifying city for Delhi

Tube City is a design for a 21 km long tube running over the Yamuna River in the city of Delhi. Conceived by Abhinay Sharma, the tube itself would be a living sustainable city with in-house farms and residential, commercial and office zones. A central metro spine and road network would keep the tube well connected, and the structure could also draw in water from the river for purification and consumption.

(via Ufahari)

via poptech:

Smarter Traffic Sign Boards

We all in th Indian Silicon Valley (Bangalore) are fed up of Traffic Problems daily,and we’ll struck into traffic even if we get radio updates.

So i have a smarter idea to avoid getting strucked in huge bad traffic, we can actually modify the way the Traffic sign boards are designed.

The conventional way of Traffic sign boards what we are using now is it only indicates the way towards different directions.Instead we can make use of these sign boards in more effective way.

we can include a small in breadth and long in length DIGITAL sign board which indicates if there is any traffic jam in 1-2 km distance which should be updated by the Traffic Police so that we can deviate from that junction and take the appropriate route to reach our destination soon.

If this happens i guess the traffic Jams would be very less.

Bangalore,INDIA, Ashwin Murthy, #gdchallenge