Smart cities are about a city’s subsystems working together as an integrated value chain under different conditions. Smart city solutions help to create a smart ecosystem in the city to improve the quality of life of citizens and attract more investments for economic activities.
The Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA)—in the quest to make Naya Raipur the first integrated city—has roped in Council’s lead partner Schneider Electric India, a global specialist in energy management. Schneider Electric India will be instrumental for the development of the first greenfield integrated smart city of Naya Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. The integrated project will be executed by Schneider Electric along with consortium partner, IL&FS Technologies Limited.
Schneider Electric has also planned to set up a centralised command and control centre (CCC), which will be the central hub for city management. CCC will help in managing the city operations and emergency response. Schneider Electric will be responsible for executing the entire gamut of integrated CCC 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.
Citizen services will give digital platform to citizens to interact with administration, knowledge management for NRDA staff, improving overall efficiency of NRDA operations.
The transformation shall be supported by connected products of more than 1,00,000 IO points, edge control, applications, advance analytics, and services. This state-of-the-art architecture is open, scalable and interoperable. IL&FS Technologies has offered citizen-centric services component (e-governance) and transportation as part of the smart city project.
NRDA aims to develop four pillars of smart city across, institutional (including governance), physical, social and economic infrastructure. Thorough this, NRDA aims to deliver critical services like 24x7 supply of quality water, metering of water connections, complete automatic generation of utility bills by application system, enhanced city security and safety, citizen-based mobile apps and city portals, including increased situational awareness to achieve a high level of operational readiness and substantial increase in the efficiency of operators and management.