Bhopal, which was selected as one of the smart cities, has been making a very good progress in the implementation of smart projects. In fact, a progress report by AmCham and PwC revealed that Bhopal is ranked two in the implementation of smart projects under the smart cities mission with Pune taking the top slot. However, Bhopal now is leaving no stone unturned to be on the top.
In view of this, the Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (BSCDCL) launched India’s first cloud-based Common Integrated Data Center, Disaster Recovery Centre and Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) powered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Universal IoT platform. ICCC will enable the Madhya Pradesh state administration to monitor and administer multiple city civic utilities and citizen services across seven cities in the State through a central cloud. These cities include Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore, Ujjain, Satna and Sagar.
ICCC will also enable State-wide monitoring of these cities from a central command view and result in significant cost savings as compared to deploying a full-fledged data and disaster recovery centre along with command control centers in each of these seven cities.
HPE has provided an end-to-end solution for BSCDCL that combines the HPE Universal IoT platform, industry leading servers, Edge compute systems, HPE Pointnext services and a broad ecosystem of partners. The HPE Universal IoT platform is critical to the ICCC as it adapts and integrates thousands of discrete sensors and applications on the platform. It also enables the state government to remotely manage and control various citizen services via a single platform. These services include smart lighting, smart parking, smart traffic and transport, smart waste management and smart water.