Bhopal ties up with Intel & Cisco for smart city project

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The Bhopal Municipal Corporation has tied up with two IT majors, Intel and Cisco, to introduce digital innovation to the smart city project. Bhopal is among the three cities in Madhya Pradesh selected under the first phase of the centre’s smart city project.

Officials informed that the BMC recently tied up with Intel to create an innovation hub under the project. “The project is on the lines of Digital India and Startup India wherein technology would be used for innovative projects to be utilised under the smart city,” said BMC commissioner Chhavi Bharadwaj.

For this, 10–20 crore would be sanctioned by the state planning commission under the Atal Innovation Mission, a central government project to set up 500 ‘tinkering labs’ in schools and 100 incubation centres across the country to boost innovation. The official said young entrepreneurs and startups have been invited under this project.

Additionally, the civic body also collaborated with Cisco to implement a pilot smart city solution in Bhopal called the ‘Bhopal Golden Mile,’ which would include Wi-Fi, parking, remote governance, kiosk, transport, environment, city portal and citizen app, data centre/cloud centre and digital portal solutions of Cisco.

“Broadly, a smart city project means smart facilities like clean drinking water, sewage treatment, public transport and power supply which have to be provided to all. Apart from this, we are trying to digitalise the city in all spheres,” the BMC commissioner said.

Besides Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur are the other two cities in MP selected for the smart city project.

Source : urbannewsdigest



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