CISCO Smart Cities
The player of international repute, Cisco Systems, in a recent move has evinced keen interest in partnering with India to build world class smart cities and boost electronic manufacturing in the country. But on this score, it is seeking the new government's consistent tax policies and market access for its expansion plans, said sources adding that its chairman and CEO John Chambers had recently met the DIPP secretary Amitabh Kant and discussed the matter threadbare. Cisco's focus on smart cities follows the BJP manifesto, which had declared that if elected to power, the party will initiate building of 100 new cities enabled with the latest technology and infrastructure, adhering to concepts like sustainability and walk-to-work.