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Smart City: Work on ambitious Integrated Command & Control Centre project started in Srinagar

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Srinagar: The work on the Integrated Command & Control Centre (ICCC) project, aimed at making the Srinagar city a Smart City has been started, officials said.

The ICCC which also include a Data Centre will integrate all civic and essential services into a single platform aimed at monitoring and addressing public issues on real-time basis. It is being established under the Smart project, said the officials.

“Civil work on the project which also includes an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) has started and the project includes various components including a call centre, a grievance management cell, an operations planning & coordination cell, an emergency response system and an IT unit,” said officials.

They said that once operational the ICCC Headquarters will have representatives from all departments the aim being to put in place a mechanism of synergy between concerned departments for prompt coordination and redressal of public issues.

“The centre will bring all proposed smart services and solutions under one umbrella. Some of the services and solutions that it will offer are emergency call box and panic button, city-wide CCTV surveillance, environment sensors for quality monitoring, solid waste management sensors for monitoring and timely disposal, smart parking & traffic management, early warning response system, efficacy in power and water supply and consumer complaints, smart governance and public grievance redressal,” said the officials.

They said that the project also includes an Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) component which will enable 24×7 and real-time detection of traffic violations in the city. It will include the red light violation detection system as well as the speed violation detection system. This component also includes smart parking management.

The officials further said that some of the other important components of the ICCC project include energy management and automation service and connection to the smart grid to be established as part of it, smart grid automation & flexible distribution enabling smart metering as well as LPG distribution management, smart planning & stakeholder management, integrated city management platform, intelligent weather system, smart public service delivery, public safety through city-wide video surveillance, emergency management, digital city services and WiFi internet service.

“The ICCC Headquarters will be a state-of-the-art facility spread over a huge 90,000 sq. ft. area. It will house multiple facilities including the ICCC, EOC, DC and other units of Srinagar Smart City. Work on the facility was started on last week on 01 September and will be executed round-the-clock and completed within the targeted timeframe,” said the officials.

More than 45 departments have deployed around 80 officials to the Srinagar district administration for capacity building and later placement at Integrated Command and Control Centre, said the officials, adding, to sensitise the concerned about it a stakeholders workshop was organised by the Srinagar Smart City Limited at SKICC Srinagar. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar (CEO SSCL) Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary while speaking on the occasion talked about the significance of this project and highlighted in detail the roles and functions of ICCC and DC being established under Smart City in Srinagar.

“Stressing the importance of time-bound integration of various services offered by various departments in the district he said the ambitious project enables a coordination in administration that is key to efficient public service delivery. He said this common platform will lead to provision of desired service to citizens,” said the officials.

They said that during the workshop a detailed presentation was made by an expert team from the Government of India about data acquisition, creation of sectoral infrastructure in city, integration of services, establishment of ICCC, services availability to citizens and data security.

Other concerned officers too came up with their suggestions and proposals during the session.

Concluding the proceedings of the workshop the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar asked the departments to project their concept notes for integration with ICCC, desired outcomes and also requirements for upgradation wherever required.

The visiting technical team is also working on software and other aspects including capacity building of other staff drawn from different departments of the district administration. It is notable that best of the officers and officials have been identified from all departments of the district to study the ICCC model in cities across India, officials added.

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