Tel-Aviv to help Thane in smart city project

10 May 2017

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 after inaugurating his country’s pavilion at the 3rd Smart Cities India 2017 Expo at the Pragati Maidan here.
When asked about Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Israel, the envoy just said, "It will take place very shortly."
Talking about India-Israel cooperation, he said 10 companies were being showcased at the pavillion.
"We are offering to India what we are capable of doing. The two countries already have cooperation in defence, security and agriculture.
"And, now water management technologies are being showcased here. A few days ago, Tel Aviv municipality and Thane municipal corporation joined hands as part of Indias Smart City initiative," Carmon said.
Thane city in Maharashtra has a population fo 18.18 lakh.
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, a senior official of the Tel Aviv Municipality told PTI.
The Israeli ambassador said the smart city cooperation is the result of visit of a delegation led by the Maharashtra chief minister in 2015.