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Essel, CII ink pact for technical consortium for Smart Cities

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Essel Group today said it has signed an agreement with industry body to form a technical consortium for smart city projects in the country.

The Technical Consortium would be set up under the National Mission on Smart Cities, the company said in a statement.

The MoU was signed today by (Confederation of Indian Industry) Director General Chandrajit Bannerjee and Amit Goenka, Director, Essel Infraprojects Ltd, it said.

As per the agreement, the two organisations would work towards associating and bringing other technology and infrastructure solution partners together as a cohesive group for developing smart cities in

According to the MoU, Essel group will support the CII National Mission on Smart Cities by providing necessary inputs for generating ideas for policy advocacy and promotion of smart city concepts among stakeholders.

It will also support CII's thought leadership role and the knowledge repository by providing reference points along with other technology and infrastructure solution partners, showcasing best practices in various fields related to smart city development, it said.

In addition, Essel Group will support CII by conducting feasibility studies for the evaluation of potential target cities with regard to opportunities in energy management, mobility solutions, building management systems and other associated areas.

"The MoU with CII is a perfect platform to present our commitment in creating world-class cities and transforming quality of life of people in We are delighted to be CII's strategic partner in this journey towards delivering integrated, inclusive and sustainable development of cities in India," Essel Group Chairman Subhash Chandra said.

First Published: Thu, August 13 2015. 19:07 IST