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South Korea offers to make smart city near Chandigarh 

ncheon (South Korea), Aug 31 (IANS) While Chandigarh may have been included in the list of 98 cities nominated by the central government for its “Smart City” project, an upcoming town in Punjab adjoining it will get South Korean help to build a new smart city.

The offer to create a smart city in New Chandigarh was made by Korea Telecom, a South Korean company, to a visiting delegation from Punjab led by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

The company also offered to provide LED and safe city (CCTV) solutions for Ludhiana and Amritsar cities.

Badal and his delegation visited the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) operational centre and asked Korea Telecom officials to submit a proposal for developing New Chandigarh as a smart city.

Giving detail of the Songdo smart city which is part of the zone, officials disclosed that 317 cameras installed in the city monitored air and water levels, besides monitoring transport and giving real time information to people about accidents or traffic jams.

Badal is visiting South Korea to attract investment for Punjab.

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