CM Fadnavis’ gift to Nagpur: Rs 500cr for smart city solutions

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Smart-cities-in-India (1)The people of Nagpur will soon experience certain significant changes in their way of live as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis plans to introduce a smart city solutions project worth around Rs 500 crore for the city. Around 3,000 CCTVs will be installed in 700 locations, wi-fi service will be available at all major locations, and public services and payment gateway kiosks will come up at 136 locations, along with many more innovative techniques under the project.

The Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) has been appointed to execute and operate the project for which it has already started the system of competitive bidding process for selection of system integrators.

Optical fibre cables will be laid over 500 km across the city for CCTV surveillance system, wi-fi, kiosks etc.

CCTVs will be installed in 446 sq km area coming under the police department’s jurisdiction. Interestingly, drone- based surveillance and mobile surveillance vehicle will also be made available under the project. Automatic number plate recognition system, red light violation detection system and face recognition system are also part of the project. Wi-Fi services will be facilitated at market places, government offices, recreation spots such as parks and lakes, educational institutions and holy places.

City Kiosks will be installed at 136 locations to facilitate services of government and NMC along with payment gateway. Also, city-wide network backbone infrastructure for effective implementation of smart city solutions will be installed along with backup facility. Two command control centres will be set up, one for police and other for NMC. Through the same surveillance system, police and NMC will be able to control the works.

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