RailTel receives 170 crore contract for upgrading Puducherry Smart City


The Government of Puducherry has issued a work order to RailTel for the design, development, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and operations and maintenance (O&M) for five years of the Integrated Command Control Centre (ICCC) and other related activities for Puducherry Smart City. The work order is expected to cost ₹170.11 crore (including GST) when finished in 10 months.

The Mini Ratna Public Sector Unit (PSU) within the Ministry of Railways, RailTel, was chosen following a competitive bidding process to carry out the first smart city project that the Puducherry government has sponsored. The Puducherry order is a significant step for RailTel in entering this sector, which is close to our core competencies.

Data Center Disaster Recovery (DC-DR), On Street Parking Management, Intelligent Traffic Management System, Development of an online/mobile platform to aid tourists and visitors, City level application and Smart Dashboard, Smart Kiosks, Smart Poles with CCTV, Wi-Fi, Air Quality Monitoring, Digital Billboard, etc. are some of the other project components in addition to ICCC.

The Government of India’s Smart Cities Mission (SCM), according to Sanjai Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director – RailTel, is a hugely ambitious project with the aim of guaranteeing that people have access to fundamental infrastructure, a clean and sustainable environment, and a respectable quality of life.