Chandigarh Smart City gets funding booster

Chandigarh Smart City
In yet another booster to the country's smart city mission, the Chandigarh Administration and French Development Agency (AFD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) on building Chandigarh Smart City Project and Technical Cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility. The MoUs, which were signed by K K Jindal, Secretary Transport, Chandigarh Administration and Minister Counsellor, Embassy of France in India, Jean Marc FENET and Director French Development Agency, Nicolas Fornage. During an Indo-French workshop, Fornage highlighted the ongoing cooperation of the agency in areas of smart funds and smart ideas that can help Chandigarh Administration in reaching closer to its goals. In addition, he emphasized on the AFDs assistance to implement Smart City Project by providing recommendations on institutional operational and financial structuring of the project and by organizing workshop between experts and Chandigarh authorities. Baldeo Purushartha, Commissioner Municipal Corporation-cum-Nodal officer, Smart City, reiterated that the Chandigarh Administration aims to make the city a vibrant and unique regional center and leader in livability, sustainability, equality and innovation.

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