Smart City Bhubaneswar is all set to get one of India’s biggest Integrated Command and Control Centres. The centre will help monitor and administer public utilities and citizen services across the Odisha state capital.
The digital platform at this 24×7 centre will help integrate multiple functions and services like law and order as well as traffic management, public transport, parking, emergency response, disaster management, public utilities like power and water supply, and a common payment card for different services.
The smart city Bhubaneswar command centre has video walls with a 16×2 configuration with 70-inch panels to provide real-time information from diverse sources to the personnel working there.
Work on the centre is almost complete and it is likely to be opened soon. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited it on Thursday.
Visited upcoming #SmartCity Control Room of @BSCL_BBSR at Saheed Nagar. Satisfied with scale & quality of Command Control Centre that incorporates most advanced tech to ensure safety, security of citizens & provide public services. It will take Smart City Governance to next level pic.twitter.com/r8sFHqJvNX
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 1, 2018
The Odisha capital is one of the 99 cities selected under the Smart Cities Mission and was part of the first 20 named in Round 1 of the programme. The last nine cities were added to the list in January this year.
Wide Technological Interventions
According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), “the pan-city component of Bhubaneswar Smart City comprises of city wide technological interventions in the field of traffic, transit, parking, emergency response and incidence management systems, common payment card, enterprise resource planning, e-governance and a Command Control Centre”.
Smart city Bhubaneswar aims to emerge as a “Regional Economic Centre” by attracting knowledge-based enterprises and sustainable tourism activities by leveraging and empowering its institutions, local businesses, and informal workforce.
On the transport front, there are plans to use open access to Information Technology (IT) to make it a “Transit Oriented City” with a compact urban form that active, connected, and sustainable mobility choices.
The state capital is also set to become an “Eco City” by nurturing a resilient, clean, green, and healthy environment.
The first such centre to become operational was in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Opened on 8 May, the Integrated Command and Control Centre caters to 7 smart cities in the state – Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore, Ujjain, Satna, and Sagar. The centre has been developed in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) India.