Dig­i­tal In­fra­struc­ture on its Way

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Un­der the lead­er­ship of the Jaipur De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (JDA), the pink city of Jaipur has cre­ated dig­i­tal in­fra­struc­ture to of­fer cit­i­zens ameni­ties in­clud­ing in­tel­li­gent kiosks, wire­less broad­band, safety and se­cu­rity ser­vices, traf­fic man­age­ment and en­vi­ron­men­tal up­dates.

JDA has set up a City In­fra­struc­ture Man­age­ment Cen­tre as well as a Re­sponse Con­trol Room to man­age the city with greater ef­fi­ciency and ef­fec­tive­ness. In Jaipur’s City In­fra­struc­ture Man­age­ment Cen­tre, nearly all the so­lu­tions are in­te­grated into a dig­i­tal plat­form. The dig­i­tal plat­form built by JDA can ag­gre­gate data from var­i­ous sen­sors and so­lu­tions con­duct data an­a­lyt­ics and sup­port a num­ber of ur­ban ser­vices.

In this phase, JDA has im­ple­mented the so­lu­tions in Jan­tar­man­tar, Amer, Al­bert Hall, Jal Ma­hal, Ram Ni­was Bagh, Hawa Ma­hal, Cen­tral Park and Jawa­har Cir­cle; the next phase of im­ple­men­ta­tion in an­other 25 sites is set to com­plete by the end of Fe­bru­ary, this year.

“The ini­tia­tive to trans­form Jaipur into a smart city has gath­ered tremen­dous mo- men­tum since its launch in May 2014,” said Shikhar Agar­wal, Com­mis­sioner of Jaipur De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity, adding that this is just the be­gin­ning. The JDA is work­ing with Cisco, L&T and other part­ners to re­al­ize its smart city vi­sion.

In Novem­ber 2015, Cisco and CH2M, a global en­gi­neer­ing com­pany, an­nounced a new global strate­gic re­la­tion­ship to pro­vide ur­ban plan­ning and de­sign, smart-tech­nol­ogy in­te­gra­tion and pro­gram de­liv­ery ser­vices. The first in­te­grated de­liv­ery from Cisco and CH2M is to Shen­dra-Bid­kin, an in­dus­trial smart city be­ing de­vel­oped along In­dia’s Delhi-Mum­bai In­dus­trial Cor­ri­dor.

Lo­cated in the Au­rangabad District in the State of Maharashtra, Shen­dra-Bid­kin In­dus­trial Area (SBIA) will be a new megain­dus­trial city that fea­tures a tran­sit-ori­ented and walk­a­ble town­ship, wa­ter and en­ergy con­ser­va­tion, re­new­able power sources, and a healthy qual­ity of life while main­tain­ing the area’s unique cul­tural her­itage.

CH2M is serv­ing as pro­gram man­ager for build­ing phase 1 of Shen­dra-Bid­kin. CH2M will man­age de­vel­op­ment of phys­i­cal in­fra- struc­ture (in­clud­ing build­ings, roads, wa­ter sys­tems, and en­ergy) and an ex­hi­bi­tion and con­ven­tion cen­ter. Cisco is de­vel­op­ing the Mas­ter Sys­tem In­te­gra­tion Plan of this new city as part of the pro­gram man­age­ment team.

The part­ner­ship be­tween CH2M and Cisco is ex­pected to pro­vide the city and its cit­i­zens with dy­namic street light­ing, op­ti­mized park­ing, in­tel­li­gent trans­porta­tion, wa­ter and waste man­age­ment sys­tems, in­te­grated an­a­lyt­ics, real-time ur­ban ser­vices for city op­er­a­tions, and city op­er­a­tions man­age­ment

“SBIA will join other world-class de­vel­op­ments as one of In­dia’s first smart and mas­ter planned in­dus­trial cities that will con­trib­ute to­wards cre­at­ing an ecosys­tem for the ‘Make In In­dia’ and ‘Make in Maharashtra’ cam­paigns to help the coun­try and the state be­come a new eco­nomic force and achieve long-term sus­tain­able growth,” said Apurva Chan­dra, prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary (In­dus­tries), Govern­ment of Maharashtra.

Cisco is also work­ing also with states such as Andhra Pradesh and Mad­hya Pradesh on smart city projects.

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