Mangaluru Smart City project is now live
Mangaluru Smart City is one of the first smart cities in Karnataka to go live
The Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCC) of Mangaluru Smart City, a major component of the smart city project. is being used as a war room for the administrators to combat COVID-19 pandemic. A high-level delegation of authorities from the state government including TM Vijay Bhaskar, chief secretary of Karnataka; Smart City Mission director Charulata Somal; and Nazeer, managing director, MSCL, visited ICCC and inspected the live applications. They expressed confidence that the entire project can be operational within the next two to three months.
The project will have a positive impact on the lives of citizens of Mangaluru. The city is now equipped to handle any disaster through the proven ICCC infrastructure and its live IoT based applications. ICCC has come in handy for city administrators who aim to use analytics to predict the spread of the pandemic and to deploy emergency response resources. The district administration under the leadership of deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh took over the ICCC from March 24, 2020, immediately after the announcement of the very first lockdown in Karnataka to combat the COVID-19.
Along with Disaster Management & Emergency Response, other major IoT applications like monitoring city bus transport (Intelligent Transport Management System); city’s house to house garbage collection (Solid Waste Management System); air quality of the city (Environmental Sensors); city surveillance (CCTV cameras); Variable Message System; Public Address System (PAS), Geographical Information System (GIS), One Touch Mangaluru (Web) and other technology enabled solutions are deployed and functioning 24x7.