CHANDIGARH, August 21-The Secretariat of Information Technology (SIT) of Haryana Government and CISCO Systems International B.V., San Francisco, USA, have agreed to collaborate in furthering the Smart City concept in Haryana.
Keen on reducing their intent to work together to writing, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the presence of the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, and the Industries Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, in San Francisco, USA, yesterday.
Under the MOU, CISCO will share its expertise and experience in the development of Smart Cities world over, particularly it’s safe plus smart plus connected community programs, and “Internet of Everything” with focus on improving the quality of life through the use of technology. Haryana Government is keen on developing many of its cities as Smart Cities even though as if now only Faridabad and Karnal are covered under the Government of India's scheme.
Both SIT and CISCO will also explore the possibilities of collaboration or cooperation in the field of smart City and Safe City infrastructure, including infrastructure level interventions required to add efficiency to the public infrastructure and services in Haryana.
This MOU does not involve payment of any fee by one party to the other, and the parties will cooperate with each other at their own cost to achieve the ends of the MOU. It will initially be valid for six months from the date of execution.
CISCO Systems, Inc., an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment and is world leader in networking for the Internet.
While Mr Devender Singh, Principal Secretary, Information Technology and Industry, signed on behalf of the Haryana Government, Mr Faiyaz Shahpurwala, Senior Vice-President, did so on behalf of CISCO.