Schneider Electric India, subsidiary of the € 25-billion global energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric SE, has signed a contract with Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) for developing the first greenfield integrated smart city of Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh, the company has said in a press release.
The company along with consortium partner IL&FS Technologies Ltd will execute the project. The contract was signed between Schneider Electric India, IL&FS Technologies Ltd and Naya Raipur Development Authority.
Schneider Electric has also informed that it will be responsible for executing the entire gamut of integrated Command & Control Center and its overall integration, covering transportation, surveillance, citizen applications, end-to-end smart grid solutions, end-to-end water management system and integrated building management system.
This transformation, the company added, shall be supported by connected products of more than 100,000 IO points, edge control, applications, advance analytics, and services. This state-of-the-art architecture by the company is open, scalable and interoperable. IL&FS Technologies Ltd has offered the citizen-centric services component (E-Governance) and transportation as part of the smart city project.
NRDA is aiming for Naya Raipur to be the first integrated city and aims to develop four pillars of smart city across institutional (including governance/legal framework), physical, social and economic infrastructure.
Through this project Schneider aims to deliver critical services including 24×7 supply of quality water, metering of water connections, complete automatic generation of utility bills by application system, enhanced city security & safety, citizen-based mobile apps and city portals.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajat Kumar (IAS), CEO, NRDA, said, “It is a happy moment for us as the Naya Raipur Smart City project takes off with the consortium and our partners. This is a unique project, one whose organic growth we shall pursue aggressively. The project shall be spread across verticals and integrate these diversified segments and I look to our dynamic team to make this real in a short span of time.”
Prakash Chandraker, managing director and VP of Schneider Electric Infrastructure Ltd, said, “We are delighted to be a key partner in delivering a world class integrated city with a focus on the safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity of citizens. We shall leverage advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, analytics, and cyber security technologies to make Naya Raipur a true smart city.”