L&T’s Smart City foray to boost Jaipur

Wed, 2015-12-30 15:39 -- SCC India Staff

SN Subrahmanyan

Larsen & Toubro is leading from the front to make India’s first smart city project in Jaipur, Rajasthan. L&T’s Smart World & Communication business vertical will be creating a host of smart solutions like parking information systems, surveillance cameras, WiFi hotspots, environmental sensors, citizen interactive information kiosks, and remote kiosks with facility management services at select locations in the city.

The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA)—which is leading the initiative to equip Jaipur with world-class digital facilities—has already given the mandate to L&T.

Speaking about this initiative, , Deputy Managing Director and President, Larsen & Toubro, said “We are delighted to be involved in this farsighted programme to transform Jaipur into India’s first Smart City.” He added that the Government’s announcement of creating 100 smart cities in the country will go a long way in making India future-ready.

The Jaipur project has been planned in two phases. The Phase 1 of the project will be aimed at transforming six major locations into smart zones and will be completed in the next 45 days. The remaining locations will be completed in 120 days along with an Operations & Maintenance contract for five years. Under Phase 1, L&T is completing the work at six locations, including the famous Amer Fort.

Shikhar Agrawal, Commissioner, JDA, outlined the Jaipur project as a significant initiative and the first major step towards realising the dream of making Jaipur a smart city.