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Lower energy costs resulting from a shift to renewable options would help Kolkata recoup a potential US$2 billion investment, SciDev.Net reports.
The City of Joy recorded the highest jump in traffic accidents last year among all major Indian cities, according to the Times of India.
Strict construction codes for Indian cities may have avoided the fate of Kathmandu, where many buildings crumbled from the latest quake, the Economic Times reports.
Developing cities that lack efficient public transit benefit from compact designs that facilitate fast, short commutes, Salon reports.
A two-year project that mapped India’s shoreline will help the nation protect cities such as Mumbai and Chennai from coastal erosion, according to SciDev. Net.
Modern trams are being introduced in the cities of Shimla and Dholera, Mahendra Ved reports in the New Straits Times.
India at ‘high risk’ for climate impact vulnerability
Move sparks opposition, commuters cry foul