Britain offers to develop Pune, Indore, Amravati as smart cities

, 3:53 PM IST

MUMBAI: Britain will be collaborating with the state governments and the municipal authorities to develop Pune (Maharashtra), Indore (MP) and Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) into smart cities, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Anthony Gerard Asquith said on friday.

The High Commissioner, who met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan here, said a centre of excellence on automobile skills will be set up in Pune.

Maharashtra would welcome cooperation from Britain in areas such as cleaning of rivers and water bodies, sewage treatment and management of solid waste, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said quoting Rao.

Deputy High Commissioner of Britain in Mumbai Kumar Iyer was also present at the meeting.