"Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli included in third list of Smart Cities: a welcome step,": Niranjan Hiranandani
MUMBAI, 20H SEPTEMBER 2016: The list of Smart Cities has gone up, with the Central government's announcement of 27 additional cities in the list. The inclusion of Thane, arguably the fastest growing city in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) in this list was welcomed by Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani Communities. "It is in keeping with the positives of the city," he said. "Thane has been growing and is well on way to becoming a global city," said Niranjan Hiranandani.
The city of Kalyan-Dombivli, which borders Thane, has also made the cut, this will definitely have positive overtones for the enhanced development of both as Smart Cities, going into the future, said Niranjan Hiranandani, who is also the Founder and First President (Maharashtra), National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), which works under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India.
From Maharashtra, three more cities – Nashik, Aurangabad and Nagpur have made it to the third list, and have been included in the list of Smart Cities. "It is positive for the state of Maharashtra that the main cities in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of the state, Aurangabad and Nagpur, have been included in the list, and will be developed as smart cities," he added.
The Smart Cities Mission is a bold new initiative by the Government of India to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens. The concept of Smart Cities has the potential to create well planned urban conglomerations which will incorporate 'smart connectivity' through mobile and intyernet services, along with aesthetic beauty and clean, safe cities – which will be comparable to international standards, added Niranjan Hiranandani.
"From the perspective of NAREDCO, the apex body of builders and developers, we see immense opportunities for the real estate industry in transforming cities likes Aurangabad, Kalyan-Dombivli, Nagpur, Nashik and Thane as Smart Cities," he concluded.
~ Niranjan Hiranandani is Founder & MD, Hiranandani Group. His recent initiative is Hiranandani Communities. He is the Founder and First President (Maharashtra), National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), which works under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India.
KEYWORDS: Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani Communities, Smart Cities, third list, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur,National Real Estate Development Council, NAREDCO, Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India.
Niranjan Hiranandani felicitated with ‘Giants International Award – 2016’ Award conferred in the ‘Business and Industry’ category
MUMBAI, 19 SEPTEMBER 2016: Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani Communities, who is credited with changing the skyline of Indian real estate, was felicitated with the ‘Giants International Award – 2016’ in the ‘Business and Industry’ category on 17 September 2016. The award citation mentions that Mr Niranjan Hiranandani, apart from real estate, is also associated with other Verticals including Education, Healthcare, Vocational Training, Hospitality, Retail and Infrastructure - as also charitable institutions.
The award was conferred at a glittering ceremony at Mumbai’s Trident Hotel on 17 September 2016, at the hands of Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar, who was the chief guest at the event. Niranjan Hiranandani said he was ‘humbled’ at being conferred the award, adding that he was thankful to the organizers. “My newest initiative will be creation of Affordable Housing on a ‘no-profit basis’,” he added.
Giants World Chairman Padmashree Nana Chudasama, World Chairperson Shaina N C and Deputy World Chairman Noorudin A Sovwaila were present at the Awards function.
Every year, on 17th of September, Giants Day is celebrated by organizing an award function to recognize excellent work done by people in various fields. These awards are given to the people who have dedicated their life to their work and to the county. The ‘Giants International Awards – 2016’ included 12 awards in different fields.
KEYWORDS: Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani Communities, Giants International Award – 2016, Business and Industry category, 17 September 2016, Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar, creation of Affordable Housing, no-profit basis, Giants World Chairman Padmashree Nana Chudasama, World Chairperson Shaina N C, Deputy World Chairman Noorudin A Sovwaila, Giants Day.