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Smart City Nagpur: 3500 CCTVs, 877 free WiFi hotspot access points, artificial intelligence and much more?

City Operation Centre has been set up to centrally monitor more than 3600 cameras, which have been installed at 700 critical junctions across Nagpur.
City Operation Centre has been set up to centrally monitor more than 3500 cameras, which have been installed at 671 critical junctions across Nagpur.

Nagpur Safe and Smart City Project? of Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) was recently selected for award winning project in the category of ?Best Smart Safe City Project? by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India. 

It may be mentioned that Nagpur Safe and Smart City Project was implemented through convergence with Director of Information Technology, Government of Maharashtra. Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had initiated Nagpur Safe and Smart City project much before inclusion of Nagpur as Smart City by the MoHUA.  The project has been helpful for police to detect crime in the city.

Ramnath Sonawane

When we spoke to Ramnath Sonawane, CEO at NSSCDCL, he said, We are planning to introduce artificial intelligence? in the near future, for which we’ve already started working. Through artificial intelligence, real time alerts will be generated automatically from CCTVs on streets. For instance, if an accident occurs, one alert will go the concerned police station depending on the incident, other to the traffic in charge and third would be directed towards an ambulance to provide assistance if required.

He added, “Without the assistance of Home and Information Technology department of the Government of Maharashtra, the project wouldn’t have been able to take off.”

The Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) has laid around 1050 kms of optical cable network to ensure safety of the citizens.

The Smart City has installed more than 3600 CCTVs at 671 junctions across the city. 

The citizens are enjoying WiFi at 141 locations with 877 access points. 

The City Operation Centre (NMC) is situated at administrative building of Nagpur Municipal Corporation while City Command and Control Centre is being constructed near police control room.

Nagpur currently has 1,36,000 smart LED lights all over the city.

The Smart City has also installed 10 environment sensors to monitor the pollution level.

The GPS installed at 227 buses to give real time update to the commuters.

The 77 bus stops also work as smart bus stops for the benefit of the passengers.

The Smart City has 10 smart junctions for easy flow of traffic at smart strip of 5.6 kms between Japanese garden to Parate Square, Khamla road.

Nagpur Smart City had participated in Selection of Master System Integrator Work under Convergence? project. Dr Ramnath Sonawane, Chief Executive Officer of NSSCDCL had given presentation before a jury panel on 18 December.  The jury panel comprised Shankar Agarwal, Former Secretary (Housing and Urban Affairs) GoI, Hitesh Vaidya, Director- NIUA, Himanshu Rai, Director – IIM Indore, MP Gupta, Head – Department of Management Studies – IIT Delhi, Dr Amitabh Kundu, Distinguished Fellow, Research & Information System and Dr Geeta Mehta, Professor – Architecture and Urban Design – Columbia University.

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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

Also Read: Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!

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Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh

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Former MLA and Congress leader Dr Ashish Deshmukh spoke about nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for party president post.

Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh looks on while Congress MP Shashi Tharoor files nomination papers for party chief post

Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”

Former MLA and Congress leader Dr Ashish Deshmukh spoke about nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for party president post.

Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”

Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.

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Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!

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The Raaas (2018)

Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”

He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”

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