The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCC) at Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh (AP) and Tripura through video conference from New Delhi.
The Prime Minister, digitally unveiled the plaque for the Command and Control Centres at Namchi and Gangtok in Sikkim, Itanagar and Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh and Agartala in Tripura.
The Smart City Command and Control Centres use digital technology to integrate different service networks and enable real-time collaboration among departments such as police, transport, power, water, sanitation and public safety. With ICCC in place, administrators will be able to monitor city operations better and respond in real time.
The implementation of Integrated Command and Control Centres is gathering pace across India. As on the Ist of March 2019, ICCC have become functional in 15 Smart Cities and work is in progress at 50 cities.
North-East will have its first completed Smart Command and Control Centre as early as October 2019. The different components of ICCC are: CCTV Surveillance system for Citizen Safety; Intelligent Traffic Management System to help ease traffic flow; Solid Waste Management component will boost cleanliness; and Smart Street Lighting will make streets safer and citizen friendly and also improve energy efficiency through the conversion to LED systems.
Smart cities are also installing Public-Address Systems and Variable Message Signs to communicate important civic information. The Environmental Monitoring System and Disaster Management modules will give real time information to citizens and government thereby improving the overall quality of life of citizens.