Smart cities to have command and control centres
Smart cities in the making are set to rise to an entirely new level of monitoring and delivery of civic services through digitally integrated central command and control centres, said Durga Shanker Mishra, secretary, ministry of housing and urban affairs. Mishra 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. He said that these centres are based on a host of censors connected to a central server and functions as the ‘eyes’ and ‘ears’ of cities. Among other things, it enables monitoring of garbage collection and its transportation truck-wise, filling and emptying of garbage collection bins, traffic and ‘red-light’ violation and noise pollution. 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, better information and service delivery.
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