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Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd floats tenders for Master System Integrator project

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The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) has approved the Master System Integrator (MSI) project which would leverage technology for traffic management, parking management, City Wi-Fi, emergency response system, multi-modal city transport and city surveillance. The MSI would cost around Rs 585 crore and integrate all these services on a common platform. The tenders for the project were floated on Saturday. The project will be executed over a period of 24 months from the date of signing of contract with a capital expenditure of about Rs 350 crore. The concessionaire contract will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the systems for a period of seven years from the date of commissioning at an operational expenditure of Rs 235 crore, Managing Director BSCL Krishan Kumar said.

This project will comprise of the following components:

Smart traffic management module: It will focus on reducing traffic congestion and improve commuting experience. Traffic signaling, traffic network flow monitoring, variable signage, red light violation detection at 25 major intersections and e-challan system will be a part of this module. Smart tracking management application: The Computer Aided Dispatch and Automated Vehicle Location system will furnish tracking, monitoring and dispatch of about 475 public service vehicles like PCR vans, ambulances, fire service trucks, water tankers, and municipal solid waste carriers.

Smart parking management system: It will provide an efficient and customer-friendly parking management system for the city. This will include up to 5,500 units of on-street and 1500 multilevel car parking lots. The availability and booking of parking spots can be done over a mobile app. Emergency Management and Incident Response System: With monitoring of daily operations, the system will consist of a surveillance system through 850 fixed and 150 PTZ CCTV cameras, 30 call boxes to trigger emergency services. Under the City Wi-Fi component, the proposed city-wide fiber-optic (OFC) network will be setup. Total 1800 Wi-Fi access points will be installed which shall provide free Internet connectivity to users for first 30 minutes or 50 MB (whichever happens earlier) at 2 Mbps download per user per session.

The Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre (ICOMC) with video wall of 40,000 sq ft will provide centralised operations control. Other components of the MSI will include – environmental monitoring sensors, e-governance of the city agencies, improvement in health centres and schools and integration with the Common Payment Card, Kumar added.

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