In a quest to implement smart solutions, the Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd (BSCL) has finally approved the Master System Integrator (MSI) project. Through this, the city SPV can deploy state-of-the-art technology for traffic and parking management, city Wi-Fi, emergency response system, multi-modal city transport and city surveillance. The total cost of the project is around Rs 585 crore, which will integrate all these services on a common platform.
This project will focus on reducing traffic congestion and improve commuting experience. Traffic signaling, traffic network flow monitoring, variable signage, red light violation detection at 25 major intersections and e-challan system will be a part of this module.
In addition, under smart tracking management application, the Computer Aided Dispatch and Automated Vehicle Location system will furnish tracking, monitoring and dispatch of about 475 public service vehicles like PCR vans, ambulances, fire service trucks, water tankers, and municipal solid waste carriers.
As far as smart parking management is concern, MSI will provide an efficient and customer-friendly parking management system for the city. This will include up to 5,500 units of on-street and 1500 multilevel car parking lots. The availability and booking of parking spots can be done over a mobile app.
Meanwhile, the project will also have emergency management and incident response system. This will monitor daily operations through 850 fixed and 150 PTZ CCTV cameras, 30 call boxes to trigger emergency services.
Under the City Wi-Fi component, the proposed city-wide fiber-optic (OFC) network will be setup. Total 1,800 Wi-Fi access points will be installed which shall provide free Internet connectivity to users for first 30 minutes or 50 MB (whichever happens earlier) at 2 Mbps download per user per session.
The Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre (ICOMC) with video wall of 40,000 sq ft will provide centralised operations control. Other components of the MSI will include - environmental monitoring sensors, e-governance of the city agencies, improvement in health centres and schools and integration with the Common Payment Card.