Smart city Tel Aviv has joined hands with Thane to replicate in the Maharashtrian city the civic transformation the Israeli capital underwent using digital technologies.
Isareli Ambassador Daniel Carmon said this today after inaugurating his country’s pavilion at the 3rd Smart Cities India 2017 Expo at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Talking about India-Israel cooperation, he said 10 companies were being showcased at the pavillion. The two countries already have cooperation in defence, security and agriculture.
As part of the cooperation, the two civic bodies, alongside an Israeli private technology major with an Indian partner, will work on replicating the ‘DigiTel Aviv’ project, as ‘DigiThane’.
The Israeli ambassador said the smart city cooperation is the result of visit of a delegation led by the Maharashtra chief minister in 2015.
By Baishakhi Dutta