Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra
Modi inaugurated the country’s 10th Smart City Integrated
Command and Control Centre at Naya Raipur – the upcoming capital
city of Chhattisgarh and the country’s first smart greenfield city, on 14 June.
The Minister of Housing
and Urban Affairs, Mr Hardeep Singh
Puri and the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr
Raman Singh were present at the event.
Cities are a part of the Smart City Mission that was initiated in 2015. The aim
of the project is to use technology to manage and improve city infrastructure. As
reported earlier, nine Integrated Command & Control Centres are already
operational in the cities of Ahmedabad, Kakinada, Visakhapatnam,
Nagpur, Pune, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara and Bhopal.
Raipur is one of the three Smart Cities of Chhattisgarh that were selected
under the Smart Cities Mission; the two other cities are Raipur and Bilaspur. The
Control Centre in the city will regulate and oversee the online water and power
supply, sanitation, traffic movement, integrated building management, city
connectivity and Internet infrastructure, under one roof.
to the official press release, Naya Raipur is a hub for services that are
offered by various sectors including, Information Technology, Bio-Technology,
Finance, Trade, Hospitality, Medicine and Education. Naya Raipur is also the
first Digitally Accessible Smart
City in the country and has made Universal Access IT systems easily accessible
for differently-abled citizens.
Command and Control Centre will be managed through a Geographic Information
System (GIS) platform, where residents, through helpline numbers, can register
their complaints regarding the quality and delivery of services.
The city selected the infrastructure and
development company, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial
Services (IL&FS), in partnership with Schneider
Electric, to function as the Master System Integrator (MSI). The
companies will develop, implement, and regulate a number of projects in the
city such as Smart Governance (Portal and Mobile applications), Utility
Management Systems, Intelligent Transport Management Systems, the city’s
Surveillance System, Data Centres, Integrated Building Management Systems, and the
Smart Network. These projects are expected to improve the quality of life of
the citizens of Naya Raipur.