150 delegates from the on-going Global Sanitation Economic Summit took a field visit to Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) office at Dattawadi, Sinhagad Road, to see the various technologies involved in its functioning.
At the occasion, PSCDCL showcased technologies including those for ‘sanitation intelligence’ which are being used for the first time in the country.
According to reports, around 1500 toilets have been tagged in the city that includes 748 community toilet blocks, 752 public toilet blocks and 9 ‘Ti’ buses for women. These are digitally identified on the city map at the smart city control centre. Also, an app is being developed under PSDL to help people check the availability and occupancy status of toilets in various areas.
According to Sunil Agarwal, Director Pune Smart Sanitation City Project India, Pune city currently has seven smart elements that include 300 Wi-fi hotspots across the city, 161 variable display units, 136 Emergency Call boxes, 136 P A Systems, 50 environmental sensors and 30 flood sensors, all of which work using the IBM Internet of Things (IoT) platform.
The three-day Global Sanitation Economy Summit is being organised by Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) which is an international business-led platform. According to a study by TBC, the sanitation economy in India is a USD 14 billion market which is expected to double to an estimated USD 62 billion by 2021.