CII Sealed Pact with Bengal Govt to Build Smart Cities


Kolkata: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Friday signed an agreement with the West Bengal government to build four smart cities in the state.

Dr Saugat Mukherjee, regional director, CII Eastern Region, and Sutanu Prasad Kar, mission director, Smart Cities Mission of West Bengal, signed the MoU during a Roundtable on CII National Mission on Smart Cities here, a CII release said.

As per the agreement, CII will work with the state’s Urban Development Department and other stakeholders in developing the vision, setting goals and charting strategies on how to transform Bidhan Nagar, New Town-Rajarhat, Haldia and Durgapur, the four urban locations in West Bengal, into world-class smart cities.

CII will also collaborate with the state government in terms of mobilising industry expertise and resources, the release said.

Top municipal and state government officials and senior executives from various companies took part. The CII mission is working towards identifying pilot projects for infrastructure creation and renovation of existing facilities.