PM inaugurates Greenfield smart city, Naya Raipur
Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first integrated greenfield smart city project at Naya Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, today. Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced the implementation of the integrated Command and Control Centre (CCC) along with utility management system (Electrical and Water SCADA) and intelligent Building Management System (BMS) there. The integrated project has been executed by Schneider Electric along with consortium partner, IL&FS Technologies Limited. The contract was awarded to the consortium in 2017.
Expressing his satisfaction on the execution of the project, Rajat Kumar, IAS, CEO, Naya Raipur Development Authority, said, “It is a happy moment for us today as the Naya Raipur Smart City project takes off with the consortium and our partners. This is a unique project, one whose organic growth we shall pursue aggressively. The project shall be spread across verticals and integrate diversified segments.”
5,60,000 individuals now inhabit and experience firsthand benefits of living in an integrated city. Entire city being covered with GIS mapping along with 128 CCTV cameras, 40 speed detection cameras and 42 number plate recognition cameras, Naya Raipur now becomes one of the safest cities in the country. Supported by Schneider Electric, the Integrated Command Control System of Naya Raipur will deliver a world-class experience of urban living in the city.
Schneider Electric was awarded the contract for executing the entire gamut of the Command & Control Center and its overall integration covering transportation, surveillance, citizen applications, end-to-end Smart Grid solutions, end-to-end Water Management system and integrated Building Management System (BMS). With the inauguration of the project a wide range of technology enabled services will be available to the citizens including-smart lighting, smart transportation, smart traffic management etc. This transformation is supported by connected products of more than 100,000 IO points, edge control, applications, advance analytics, and services. The state-of-the-art architecture by Schneider Electric in NRDA is open, scalable and interoperable.
Speaking on the inauguration, Prakash Chandraker, VP – Energy Business, Schneider Electric India, said, “It is a moment of immense pride for us as Naya Raipur is inaugurated, it reflects the efforts put at delivering world-class digital tools to enable the ease of living which a smart city promises.”
The centralized Command and Control Center (CCC) executed by Schneider Electric leverages IoT, mobility, sensing, analytics, and cybersecurity technologies to ensure safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity to citizens. It will be the central hub for managing city operations and emergency response.
Naya Raipur is the first integrated city in India and aims to develop four pillars of Smart City across, institutional (including Governance/Legal Framework), physical, social and economic infrastructure. The aim is to deliver critical services like 24 x 7 supply of quality water, metering of water connections, complete automatic generation of utility bills by application system, enhanced city security & safety, citizen-based mobile apps and city portals, also including increased situational awareness to achieve a high level of operational readiness and substantial increase in the efficiency of operators and management.