Surat’s Diamond City has added another feather. It has bagged the Netexplo Smart Cities Award with UNESCO in the resilience category. Surat’s mayor will receive the award at the UNESCO House in Paris, France in March next year.
“Globally, 10 cities were awarded under the UNESCO-Netexplo Smart Cities Accelerator Programme. Surat is the only city from India to have bagged the award in the resilience category. This is a proud moment for all of the people in the city who have shown tremendous resilience whenever there is calamity and emerging victorious,” said Surat municipal commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani.
This was the second edition of the Netexplo Smart Cities Award.
The other cities like Medellin, Espoo, Dakar, Santiago, Viennna, Austin, Tallinn and Shenzhen were awarded under different categories like attractivity, datasphere, education, finance, habitat, mobility, digital transformation, zero carbon emission.