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RailTel bags Rs 170.11 cr contract from Puducherry Govt

RailTel Corporation of India Ltd, a Mini Ratna PSU under Ministry of Railways has received a work order from Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Government of Puducherry for design, develop, supply, install, test, commission and O&M for 5 years of Integrated Command Control Centre (ICCC) and other associated activities for Puducherry Smart City. The estimated total value of the work order is Rs 170.11cr (including GST). Which will be completed in 10 month’s time.

RailTel has been selected through a competitive bidding and it is first smart city project award by Puducherry Government.

Besides ICCC, the project includes Data Center Disaster Recovery (DC-DR), On Street Parking Management, Intelligent Traffic Management System, Creation of online/mobile based platform to facilitate tourists and visitors, City level application and Smart Dashboard, Smart Kiosks, Smart Poles with CCTV, Wi-Fi, Air Quality Monitoring, Digital Billboard etc.

It has been noted that several cities where the ICCC is implemented are becoming cleaner due to monitoring of cleaning work through CCTV cameras leading to reduction in instances of garbage throwing, littering, urination in public, and night time burning of garbage etc. Moreover, the Intelligent Transit Management System has helped cities to improve its operational efficiency by reducing its operational cost while improving the services.

Smart City Centres are also providing technological support in ensuring better safety of women on the streets, environment sensitivity of people, faster response and better preparedness for emergencies and disasters.

Talking about it, Sh. Sanjai Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, RailTel said, “The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) launched by Government of India is a very ambitious program with the objective to ensure people gain access to core infrastructure, a clean and sustainable environment, and a decent quality of life through the application of smart solutions.

The Puducherry order is an important step for RailTel to enter this business segment which is close to our core competence.” PSU Connect

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