In line with the Government’s Smart City initiative, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and Indus Towers, the world’s largest telecom tower company (outside China), announced the installation of 55 Smart Poles in Connaught Place. Each Smart Pole is equipped with Wi-Fi access points, Smart lighting solution (warm LED lights consuming lesser energy), and CCTV cameras (for video surveillance).
The installation comprises 18 Environment sensors to measure Air Quality Index that are used for real time monitoring and the information will be displayed on 9 Variable message Display installed in the NDMC area. All the smart services are integrated to the command and control center at NDMC Palika Kendra to provide real time monitoring and control.
The smart poles also enable installation of 4G technology by Telecom service providers to support best in class mobile data network. These Smart Poles will help achieve the smart city mission objectives keeping in mind Citizen’s requirement in the areas of Safety, Environment, Connectivity and next generation mobile services along with a robust Fiber infrastructure and to make the city clean, safe and smart.
The deployment of these poles is part of Indus Towers’ collaboration for entailing digital network across the NDMC area and in line with its vision of transforming lives by enabling communication.
“This has been a journey of partnership under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. Indus Towers’ unique proposition of building shared infrastructure will enable formation of sustainable public and private partnerships model to implement integrated Smart city Services and create a robust future ready telecom infrastructure,” said Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers.
He added that the first of its kind partnership will create common infrastructure which can be shared by NDMC for its Smart city initiatives and multiple telecom operators to provide their mobile and broadband services to citizens of Delhi. Embedded in the PPP model is the commitment to provide uninterrupted maintenance services with best in class service level targets for the upkeep and uptime of smart elements and assets for over the next 12 years for City surveillance, Public Wi-Fi, environment monitoring, smart lighting.
In the first phase, Indus towers will commission 72 poles to enable more than 4000 concurrent users with Public WiFi,18 Environment sensor locations and 9 Variable displays to present live data. “This is in line with Values of our Company and it truly demonstrates ‘Putting India First’. Indus Towers is committed to make New Delhi Municipal Council realise its Smart City vision,” said Dayal.