The Integrated Command and Control Centre of the Naya Raipur Smart City was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Integrated Command & Control Centre of Naya Raipur becomes the 10th Smart City Centre to be operational in the country. Under the ambitious Smart City Mission, Integrated Command & Control Centres in 9 cities had already become operational in the cities of are Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Pune, Nagpur, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal, and Kakinada.
Naya Raipur is one of the 3 Smart Cities of Chhattisgarh selected under the Smart Cities Mission. The other two cities are Raipur and Bilaspur. Naya Raipur is being envisioned as a service hub across multiple sectors including Information Technology, Bio-Technology, Finance, Trade, Hospitality, Medical, and Education. Naya Raipur is also India’s first Smart greenfield city. Naya Raipur is also a Digitally Accessible first smart city in the country which has pioneered in implementing Universal Access IT systems which would include and empower citizens with a disability to access with ease.
Naya Raipur has selected IL&FS, in partnership with Schneider Electric, as the Master System Integrator (MSI) by following competitive bidding process to design, develop, implement, operate and maintain the following:
- Smart Governance (Applications) including common Portal and Mobile application.
- City Surveillance System.
- Utility Management System
- Intelligent Transport Management System
- Integrated Command & Control Centre, Data Centre, and Integrated Building Management System
- Smart Network
About Smart City mission-
Under the scheme that was launched in 2014, around 100 cities in the country will be developed.
The selection is based on the scores cities get for carrying out urban reforms in areas including sanitation and governance. Cities that score the highest will be picked for the project, to be implemented over a 10-year period.
These cities will be developed to have basic infrastructure through assured water and power supply, sanitation and solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, IT connectivity, e-governance and citizen participation. Bottom-up approach has been the key planning principle under Smart City Mission.
Under the scheme, each city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects. An equal amount, on matching basis, will have to be contributed by the state or urban local bodies. The mission will provide central funding of Rs 48,000 crore to the selected cities.
The implementation of the Mission at the City level will be done by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created for the purpose. The SPV will plan, appraise, approve, release funds, implement, manage, operate, monitor and evaluate the Smart City development projects. Each smart city will have an SPV which will be headed by a full-time CEO and have nominees of Central Government, State Government and ULB on its Board.