Bangalore is San Francisco’s Indian sister

images3Bangalore: It was touted as the next  Singapore and Shanghai. Now, Bangalore could be another San Francisco. That’s because India’s IT capital is the first in the country to have a ‘sister city’ arrangement with the world’s Silicon Valley. An MoU to this effect was signed by the two cities in October last year.
Iterating the arrangement, Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco, and 50 delegates met Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday and signed seven MoUs in areas of healthcare, water and sanitation, education and research, art, museum and culture, trade and commerce
and fashion.
The team will also sign MoUs with various departments in the city for enhanced cooperation in areas like economic growth, cultural exchange and knowledge transfer. They will also have interactive sessions with trade associations, visits to art centres, museums, IISc and educational
institutions.
Yeddyurappa said the MoU was signed via video conference, between the BBMP, and San Francisco on October 20, 2008, as an indication of the
two cities’ compatibility with technology and knowledge. He assured full support from the government for the success of the  arrangement.