Energy management firm Schneider Electric and IL&FS Technologies have signed a contract with Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) for the development of the green field integrated smart city of Naya Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. As per the agreement, while Schneider Electric will be responsible for executing the entire gamut of integrated Command & Control Center 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, IL&FS Technologies has been offered the citizen-centric services component (e-Governance) and transportation.
NRDA is aiming for Naya Raipur to be the first integrated city and aims to develop four pillars of Smart city across, institutional (including governance/legal framework), physical, social and economic infrastructure. Thorough this it aims to deliver critical services like24 x 7 supply of quality water, metering of water connections, complete automatic generation of utility bills by application system, enhanced city security & safety, citizen based mobile apps & city portals including increased situational awareness to achieve a high level of operational readiness and substantial increase in the efficiency of operators and management.
NRDA also planned to set up a centralised Command and Control Center (CCC) which will be the central hub for city management. The CCC will help in managing the city operations and emergency response.
Citizen services will give digital platform to citizens to interact with administration, knowledge management for NRDA Staff, improving overall efficiency of NRDA operations.
“It is a happy moment for us today as the Naya Raipur Smart City project takes off with the consortium and our partners. This is a unique project, one whose organic growth we shall pursue aggressively. The project shall be spread across verticals and integrate these diversified segments and I look to our dynamic team to make this real in a short span of time,” said Rajat Kumar, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Naya Raipur Development Authority.