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'Brain centres' in the works to monitor 11 smart cities; Partially operational in Pune & Nagpur

Command and control centres, will ensuring effective coordination in the functioning of various agencies of urban local bodies.

September 22, 2017 / 07:32 PM IST

Command and control centres, which will serve as the ‘brain centres’, the ‘eyes’ and ‘ears’ of smart cities for ensuring effective coordination in the functioning of various agencies of urban local bodies, are under implementation in 11 cities that are undergoing a makeover under the Smart Cities Missions scheme.

These cities include Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Jaipur, Raipur, Naya Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). These centres have already become partly operational in Pune and Nagpur.

About 23 other cities have completed the bidding process for setting up such centres.

Smart cities in the making are set to rise to an entirely new level of monitoring and delivery of civic services through digitally integrated central command and control centres, said Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (Housing & Urban Affairs), Government of India today.

Mishra was speaking at an event in Mumbai where he inaugurated the day-long ‘Learning and Experience Sharing Workshop on Digitally Integrated Command and Control Centres under Smart Cities Mission’.

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Mishra further said that these centres would serve as the ‘brain centres’ of smart cities for ensuring effective coordination in the functioning of various agencies of urban local bodies resulting in improved monitoring and delivery of services to citizens.

He said that these centres are based on a host of censors connected to a central server which function as the ‘eyes’ and ‘ears’ of cities. They enable monitoring of garbage collection and its transportation truck-wise, filling and emptying of garbage collection bins, traffic and red light violation, noise pollution, etc.

Mishra urged the cities that are setting up such centres under Smart City Mission to ensure their timely completion so that citizens could benefit from them at the earliest.

Samir Sharma, National Mission Director, Smart Cities Mission said that different IT-based projects taken up by cities in recent years have been operating in isolation and CCCs seek to integrate all such systems with several enhanced features for better integration for better information and service delivery.
first published: Sep 22, 2017 07:28 pm

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