Updated: August 11, 2016 6:19:25 am
The Nottingham City Council (UK) project director, David Bishop, along with a delegation visited the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on August 10. The team was on a Smart City project mobilisation tour to the city. The delegation held a meeting with the mayor, commissioner and senior officers of the civic body in the UT Guest house. B Purushartha, commissioner, gave a brief introduction regarding various projects and functions of the corporation, including roads, water supply, gardens and green belts, garbage processing plant, urban planning, architecture, development and conducted discussion with them.
The delegates gave presentation about the available services that they can provide to the municipal corporation regarding development under the Smart City project. In the meeting, the commissioner gave a detailed information to the delegates about the Smart City project and the formation of a company, Chandigarh Smart City Limited, where experts from various fields have been made the members.
They were also given introduction of the projects that have been included in the Smart City project and the kind of challenges they have to face in completing the projects. Chris Henning, director of economic development, Nottingham City Council, gave a brief presentation about the Nottingham city. He told that Nottingham is known as the bicycle capital and they are expert in providing smart transportation. They offered the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation services like designing of cycling system and cycle tracks, solid waste management, energy production and others.
The commissioner said: “We can develop long term relationship with Nottingham City Council not only in Smart City project but otherwise also and we would look forward for the same.” He told that they would consider their services after discussing it with authorities concerned with Smart City
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