On Monday, Francois Richier led French delegation on urban infrastructure advancement, Ambassador of France to India, visited Chandigarh. Amid the visit, it was chosen that India and France would coordinate and cooperate in making Chandigarh a smart city. It was likewise chosen that France would help in the upgradation of railroad tracks between New Delhi and Chandigarh. The visit of the French delegation is a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France this year in April.
Francois Richier said, the collaboration won’t just restrain itself to procurement of technical help yet will likewise reach out to giving loans etc to the Government of India for implementation of suitable projects. The France and Chandigarh Administration will participate with one another in this new jump of changing garden city Chandigarh, into a smart city. The two administrations likewise chose to cooperate to conserve heritage sites in the city. After point by point discussions, the French delegation consented to offer help with executing savvy solutions for decreasing non-income and unaccounted water in Chandigarh. It also planning to provide assistance like Management of waste, Urban security and traffic
management system and Urban transportation.
Amid the day, sectoral meeting with the organization’s authorities were additionally organized at the UT Guest House on different issues like urban transport (with the Transport Department in regards to wise bus system, rope-ways and incorporated arrangement with the city cable car way reconciliation), urban security (with the Police Department and Home Department authorities in regards to observation solutions and computerized division) and street furniture.