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Since a tragic dam release flooded the Indian city in 2006, early warning systems have been implemented to make sure it won't happen again.
Patralekha Chatterjee September 3, 2015

Startups such as Autowale use mobile apps and text messages to make it easier to locate rickshaws in Bangalore and other Indian cities, the New York Times reports. 

August 1, 2014
Only 300,000 customers in this city of 20 million pay their water bills. The city's water board hopes opening a new line of communication with customers could help with collections.
Mahim Maher March 25, 2014

In a few months, drivers in Chennai will be able to use smartphones to pay for 2,000 parking spots, The Hindu reports. 

March 4, 2014

When the M-money system debuts in early 2014, users will be able to securely store money on phones and make payments with text messages.

December 24, 2013

Twende Twende (Swahili for “Let’s go, let’s go”) offers instant updates on road conditions and alternate routes, New Scientist reports. It’s an alternative to traffic apps that require GPS-enabled smartphones, something most Kenyans don’t have.

December 3, 2013
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