New Delhi: The Rashtrapati Bhavan, which is the official home of the President of India, in New Delhi is all set to be transformed into a smart city by adopting IBM’s technology and solutions to become future ready.
Multinational technology giant IBM on Thursday announced that its smart city solutions have been deployed for the digital transformation of the Presidential Estate.
“Spread across 330 acres of land and home to over 5,000 residents, the self-sustained Presidential Estate is adopting IBM’s technology and solutions to become future ready. The Intelligent Operations Center addresses challenges that are inherent to townships - water supply, security, electrical infrastructure and solid waste management,” said an IBM statement.
“The transformation of the estate into a smart township is customized to further enhance the efficiency of critical infrastructure and utilities,” it added.
The partnership to reimagine the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the digital age was announced at an event graced by President Pranab Mukherjee.
A citizens mobile app, created by IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC), was also launched, which allows residents to report issues using the web and mobile.
“Rashtrapati Bhavan is an iconic representation of India’s smart city vision. It is a proud moment for all of us and the beginning of a great journey. We are honored to be their partner in enabling this transformation,” said Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India.
Speaking on the occasion, the President stated that if he is to use a word to describe a human emotion associated with this ongoing transformation of quality of life in the township, it will be happiness because it holds the key to the well-being of people and for the development of human society.
Adding one more ‘H’ to the existing model of 3H, and that is ‘Happiness’, he said that from now, Smart President’s Estate will work around the ‘4H’ theme of a Humane, Hi-tech, Heritage and Happy Township.
(With IANS inputs)