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Surat to be India’s First ‘Eco City’

Matt Ball on May 31, 2012 - in Smart Cities

After selecting Surat as one of the three cities in the world for a demonstration project for “eco city” development, UK-based charity The Ecological Sequestration Trust (TEST) has decided to spend nearly Rs 50 crore over a period of five years to build a sustainable development model that will be more environment-friendly. The funds will be used in setting up a pilot project of green buildings with reduced heat and minimized water use, an intelligent transport system, a system to periodically forecast traffic and weather at different spots on cellphones through global positioning system, road mapping to suggest better routes for travel, setting up prototypes of recycling of used water and setting up efficient transport system that reduces road requirements by half.

Read more via The Times of India

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