Bhopal Smart City launches to monitor utilities and citizen services

Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation launched a cloud-based Common Integrated Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre and Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC).

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With Prime Minister government pushing for creation of Smart Cities in the country, states after states have started putting infrastructure and technology in place for the Smart City. Recently, Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation (BSCDCL) launched a cloud-based Common Integrated Data Centre, and Integrated (ICCC).

The newly set up will help the Madhya Pradesh government monitor and administer multiple 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. It 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 centres in each of these seven cities.

“Our vision to create cloud-based ICCC in Madhya Pradesh is driven by a future-focused vision for our cities and citizens,” said Chandramauli Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, BSCDCL, adding that now government has seamless access to the requisite hardware, IoT design, advisory and integration solutions, which enables government to offer smart city based services to citizens.

The ICCC, located at BSCDCL’s facility in Berkheda, Bhopal was inaugurated by Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt. of India in the presence of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

For this project, Madhya Pradesh government has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise. BSCDCL is using HPE Universal IoT Platform. HPE has provided an end-to-end solution that combines the HPE Universal IoT platform, Edge compute systems, HPE Pointnext services and a broad ecosystem of partners.

The HPE Universal IoT platform 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.

“As development of smart cities across the country gains momentum, citizens can look forward to enhanced safety, services, and quality of life.” said Som Satsangi, MD

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