Aligarh Smart City Project
Implementation of Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) and e-Governance based Smart City solutions at Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Smart Cities are a part of the Smart City Mission that was initiated in 2015 under the leadership of honourable Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi. The project aims to use technology to manage and improve city infrastructure, increase safety, accessibility of citizen services, and improved administration with better governance.
EFKON India was selected to be the Master System Integrator (MSI) for developing, implementing, and regulating several projects in Aligarh city such as Smart Governance (portal and mobile application), Utility Management Systems, Intelligent Transport Management Systems, Surveillance System (585 cameras), Data Center (1), ICCC (1) and the Smart Network. The project is being executed to transform the city of Aligarh into a smart city by:
- Establishing a unified Command and Control Centre to view and assess various city parameters
- Enabling city administrators to make informed decisions based on real-time data available
This is ensuring optimum and efficient delivery of public services to the citizens and visitors of Aligarh city. Services included city surveillance on 63 junctions through fix cameras, Pan-tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras, and Traffic Rule Control through 108 Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, 16 Speed Violation Detection (SVD) cameras, Adaptive Traffic Control Systems (ATCS) at 20 junctions, and installed Broadcast Management System (BMS) at 25 locations, OFC for 70 kms fixed network within four months along with Facial Recognition Systems (FRS) at 10 locations, E-challan with 40 devices and Optical Fiber Layering at 64 locations.
During the on-going Coronavirus pandemic, the Aligarh Smart City team from EFKON India is operating the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) during the lockdown, which is being used for surveillance purposes providing visual feeds of the entire city through the cameras. Telemedicine facilities are being launched at ICCC, in association with Indian Medical Association. Citizens can do video calls with doctors and get prescriptions on their mobile phones, avoiding physical movement during the lockdown. Information related to LPG agencies, milk and vegetable vendors, quarantine locations, red zones, etc. are also being provided. An online module for Property Tax collection was also launched by the Aligarh Nagar Nigam to help citizens deposit taxes without the need to physically come to the Nagar Nigam premises.