By Infodea News Network, INN, Chennai, @infodeaofficial
Smart cities in the making are set to rise to an entirely a new level of monitoring and delivery of civic services through digitally integrated Central Command and Control Centres, said Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (Housing & Urban Affairs), Government of India. He was speaking while inaugurating a day long ‘Learning and Experience Sharing Workshop on Digitally Integrated Command and Control Centres under Smart City Mission’ in Mumbai recently.
Mishra further said that these centres would serve as the ‘brain centres’ of smart cities for ensuring effective coordination in the functioning of various agencies of urban local bodies resulting in improved monitoring and delivery of services to citizens. He said that these centres are based on a host of censors connected to a central server function as the ‘eyes’ and ‘ears’ of cities as well by enabling monitoring of garbage collection and its transportation truck-wise, filling and emptying of garbage collection bins, traffic and red light violation, noise pollution etc. Mishra urged the cities that are setting up such centres under Smart City Mission to ensure their timely completion so that citizens could benefit from them at the earliest.
Dr.Samir Sharma, National Mission Director, Smart City Mission said that different IT based projects taken up by cities in recent years have been operating in isolation and CCCs seek to integrate all such systems with several enhanced features for better integration for better information and service delivery. He informed that Command and Control Centres are under implementation in 11 cities viz., Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Jaipur, Raipur, Naya Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). These centres have already become partly operational in Pune and Nagpur and 23 cities have completed bidding process for setting up such centres.