See how Police nabbed a serial killer in Kumbh Mela using ICCC

Thu, 2019-02-14 18:11 -- SCC India Staff

Kumbh mela

An Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), as the name suggests, works as a brain for all smart solutions implemented across a city – be it a surveillance system, smart traffic management, waste management, utilities management, environmental sensors, public information system, (variable message boards, public address systems, kiosks, etc).

An ICCC collates information for collaborative monitoring to analyze data for quicker decision making. Intelligent operations capability helps to integrate data visualization, real-time collaboration and deep analytic that can help different stakeholders prepare for exigencies, coordinate and manage response efforts, and enhance the ongoing efficiency of city operations. The interface at ICCC gives a real-time and unified view of operations.

Last month, India witnessed millions of people flocking to Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela. However, to keep an eye on serial offenders is not an easy task considering millions gathering for a purpose. That said, India’s largest conglomerate L&T was roped in to manage the situation involving the largest religious congregation of people in one place during the Kumbh Mela. The company developed and installed a whole range of smart solutions including an Intelligent Traffic Management System, Variable Message Displays, a surveillance system, a 24x7 call center and a Solid Waste Management System all connected to a dedicated 24x7 City Operations Center with integrated dashboard to sensitivity.

Going further, the company set up two state-of-the-art Command and Control Centers, one at the Kumbh specific area and another at Police Lines for overall city surveillance. The project was inaugurated by Prime Minster Narendra Modi during his visit to Prayagraj recently. The huge advantage of these smart systems was almost immediately experienced by the Prayagraj police when they were able to apprehend a person for whom they were on the lookout for at the Kumbh Mela who later confessed to be a serial killer having murdered as many as 10 people in the past year!

Here, L&T’s solutions gave an eagle-eye view of municipal functions enabling real-time, data-driven decision-making and actionable insights. Multi-domain analytics through video analytics and a first-of-its-kind global crowd management system proactively interprets crowd dynamics to provide timely alerts by taking into consideration head count and people density at mega events.