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IBM completes Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor tech plan

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 17:11

Mumbai: Technology giant IBM Thursday said it has completed the digital plan for Dighi Port Industrial Area, Maharashtra under its partnership with Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC).

The Integrated Communication Technology (ICT) Master Plan provides a technology roadmap for Dighi Port Industrial Area to deliver services to business and citizens like monitoring energy consumption, traffic visualisation, improved water management and enhanced public safety.

As a business consulting partner, IBM is working with DMICDC to develop new industrial cities as 'Smart Cities' spanning across six states in India.

DMICDC had selected IBM last year to provide seamless digital connectivity among townships.

This master plan developed by IBM incorporates the management of clean water, energy,
transportation, public safety, education, and healthcare, allowing the essential services of the city to be managed more effectively using smart devices, sensors and intelligent communications.

The data streaming from these devices will be connected to a Central Command Centre where city administrators can record and respond to events quickly and in a more coordinated manner.

The roadmap also makes recommendations to help DMICDC find ways to reduce costs, power usage, increase efficiency and improve quality of management across the township.

"This project provides the foundation to use technology in new ways to drive economic development, job growth and improve the quality of life for citizens," IBM India/South Asia Executive Director (Partner and Smarter Cities Leader) Rahul Sharma said.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 17:10
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