Revised smart city plan- UT, French delegation put heads together

On Tuesday,To prepare a revised smart city plan, the Chandigarh administration, led by UT Adviser Parimal Rai, held a meeting with a French delegation . The French delegates offered inputs to help create a strong and effective smart city proposal, which is likely to be submitted to the ministry of urban development before April 15. AIECOM, the consulting agency which has been preparing the revised smart city proposal, delivered a presentation. All senior officer of the Chandigarh administration, including finance secretary Sarvjit Singh, home secretary Anurag Agarwal, SSP, Chandigarh Sukhchain Singh Gill, commissioner, Excise and Taxation Jitender Yadav SSP (Traffic) Maneesh Chaudhary were present on the occasion. During the discussion, which aimed at improving people's quality of life, both positive and negative aspects of the city were considered. The city's active lifestyle, start-up culture and unique historical background came up for discussion. The urban development system was also discussed and the transport department delivered a presentation in this regard. Besides, the French delegation was briefed about the steps taken to develop a modern transport system. Adviser to the administrator highlighted the need to devise solutions that would suit local conditions. He said the proposal should be such the people embrace it wholeheartedly.

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