NAYA Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) has assigned the global specialist in energy management and automation Schneider Electric India for development of first green field integrated smart capital city of Naya Raipur. A contract has been signed between NRDA and the international company in the third week of April. The integrated project will be executed by Schneider Electric along with consortium partner, IL&FS Technologies Limited. According to the MD and VP of Schneider Electric Infrastructure Limited Prakash Chandraker, Schneider is delighted to be a key partner in delivering a world class integrated city with a focus on the safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity of citizens. The company will leverage advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, analytics, and cyber security technologies to make Naya Raipur a true smart city, he added.
The energy efficient and automation company will be responsible for executing the entire gamut of integrated command and control center and its overall integration covering transportation, surveillance, citizen applications, end-to-end Smart Grid solutions, end-to-end water management system and integrated building management system. This transformation shall be supported by connected products of more than 100,000 IO points, edge control, applications, advance analytics and services.This state of art architecture by Schneider Electric is open, scalable and interoperable. NRDA is aiming for Naya Raipur to be the first integrated city and aims to develop four pillars of smart city across, institutional including governance and legal framework, physical, social and economic infrastructure. Through this it aims to deliver critical services like 24 x 7 supply of quality water, metering of water connections, complete automatic generation of utility bills by application system, enhanced city security and safety, citizen based mobile apps and city portals including increased situational awareness to achieve a high level of operational readiness and substantial increase in the efficiency of operators and management. It is also planned to set up a centralised Command and Control Center which will be the central hub for city management.
The CCC will help in managing city operations and emergency response. Citizen services will give digital platform to citizens to interact with administration, knowledge management for NRDA staff, improving overall efficiency of NRDA operations. Smart cities are about a city’s sub-systems working together as an integrated value chain under different conditions. Smart city solutions help to create a smart ecosystem in the city to improve the quality of life of citizens and attract more investments for economic activities.