CII and Bengal govt sign MoU to build four smart cities



The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has 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 in Kolkata.

According to the agreement, CII will be working 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 would also join forces with the state government in terms of mobilising industry expertise and resources. Top municipal and state government officials and senior executives from various companies took part.

The CII mission is currently working towards identifying pilot projects for infrastructure creation and renovation of existing facilities.