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‘Command and control centres in smart cities will help check traffic violations’

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Mumbai, Sep 22 – Setting up of command and control centre (CCC) under the Smart City project will help monitor traffic movement and check violations of red light through censors, a top government official said today.
The CCC would also monitor noise pollution, check garbage collection and transportation, and filling and emptying of garbage collection bins, according to an official release quoting housing and urban affairs ministry secretary Durga Shanker Mishra.
“Smart cities in the making are set to rise to an entirely a new level of monitoring and delivery of civic services through digitally-integrated Central Command and Control Centres,” he said.
Mishra said this after inaugurating a day-long ‘Learning and Experience Sharing Workshop on Digitally Integrated Command and Control Centres under Smart City Mission’ here.
The official said the “brain” centres, based on a host of censors connected to a central server, will function as the “eyes” and “ears” of cities, ensuring effective coordination in the functioning of various agencies of urban local bodies.
Smart City’s national mission director Samir Sharma said that CCC is being set up in 11 cities — Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Jaipur, Raipur, Naya Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Kakinada.
These centres have already become partly operational in Pune and Nagpur. Twenty-three other cities have completed the bidding process for setting up such centres, the release said.

Source: PTI
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