RailTel To Design Integrated Command Control Centre For Puducherry Smart City

RailTel To Design Integrated Command Control Centre For Puducherry Smart City

by Arun Kumar Das - Saturday, January 14, 2023 04:35 PM IST
RailTel To Design Integrated Command Control Centre For Puducherry Smart CityIntegrated Command and Control Centre in Bhopal built as part of Smart Cities Mission (MoHUA)

RailTel has bagged a project worth Rs 170.11 crore from Puducherry government for implementing various programmes to make Puducherry a Smart City.

Railways Public Sector Unit (PSU), RailTel, has received this project order from the Department of Revenue and Disaster Management of Puducherry government.

This will include focusing on design, development, supply, installation, test, commission and operation and maintenance (O&M) for five years.

The project entails implementation of Integrated Command Control Centre (ICCC) and other associated activities for Puducherry Smart City Area.

The estimated total value of the work order is Rs 170.11 crore and the project will be completed in 10 months time.

RailTel has been selected through a competitive bidding and it is the first smart city project awarded by the Puducherry government.

RailTel Chairman and Managing Director, Sanjai Kumar said, “The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) launched by Government of India is a very ambitious program with the objective to ensure people gain access to core infrastructure, a clean and sustainable environment, and a decent quality of life through the application of smart solutions."

Besides ICCC, the project includes Data Center Disaster Recovery (DC-DR), on-street parking management, intelligent traffic management system, creation of online/mobile based platform to facilitate tourists and visitors, city level application and smart dashboard, smart kiosks, smart poles with CCTV, Wi-Fi, air quality monitoring, digital billboard and so on.

It has been noted that several cities where the ICCC is implemented are becoming cleaner, due to monitoring of cleaning work, through CCTV cameras. This will further lead to reduction in instances of garbage throwing, littering, urination in public, and night time burning of garbage.

Moreover, the Intelligent Transit Management System has helped cities to improve its operational efficiency by reducing its operational cost, while improving the services.

Smart City Centres are also providing technological support in ensuring better safety of women on the streets, environment sensitivity of people, faster response and better preparedness for emergencies and disasters.

"The Puducherry order is an important step for RailTel to enter this business segment which is close to our core competence", said Kumar. 

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.

Join our Telegram channel - no spam or links, only crisp analysis.
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.