The Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) signed a contract with Bharat Electronics (BEL) for implementation of the Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC). K K Yadav, commissioner, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and CEO, Chandigarh Smart City signed the contract on behalf of CSCL and Prabha Goyal, General Manager, Panchkula represented BEL.
The contract worth Rs 295 crore includes civil construction of the Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) Complex, including buildings for ICCC, SCADA Systems (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) of all utility services and Police Command Centre (PCCC). The command centers shall have on-premise data centre hosting relevant solutions for all field systems and data analytic tools. This will help in informative decision making, better disaster management and smarter governance.
ICCC shall monitor smart field elements like CCTV surveillance cameras wherein more than 1,000 cameras shall be installed for real time surveillance of traffic junctions and other important buildings of Chandigarh like water works, parks, government hospitals, community centers, parking locations and schools, among others. They will be installed on 285 locations. The system will have advanced video analytic and shall generate automatic event alerts, helping with real time surveillance of the city. It shall also generate alarms for specific incidents. The Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) will cover traffic enforcement systems including red light violation detection (40 junctions), over speed violation (10 locations), automatic number plate recognition (40 junctions) and 20 entry and exits of the city.
Besides making roads safer, Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS) shall monitor real time traffic conditions and use artificial intelligence as well as machine learning technology to improve signal timing. This system shall be installed on 40 junctions. Public address system and variable message signs shall be installed to disseminate information to citizens in the audio-visual format. For communication, city wide optical fiber cable backbone of around 250 KMs shall be installed.
CSCL officials said citizens of Chandigarh shall be greatly benefited from this project. cameras shall reduce incidents like vehicle theft, irresponsible driving, loitering, illegal parking and trespassing etc. They will also improve women safety indices. TMS and ATCS solutions shall not only help improve traffic conditions but also make roads safer by enforcing traffic laws on violators. Variable message signs and public address system shall broadcast real time information to commuters on the move. This system shall help in better management of events and incidents in the city and efficient disbursal of governance services.