Bihar to come up with two 'Smart Centres'

Pilot projects to start on two stretches of Ranchi, inclusive of features like Integrated Traffic Management system, good quality CCTV surveillance and variable message signboards.

In a recent development for Smart City initiative in Bihar, the states capital Ranchi is soon to have two stretches of smart centres which will have smart features like integrated traffic management system, better CCTV surveillance and variable message signboards.

The project will be made operational by Calcutta-based Honeywell Automation India Limited with the command control and communication centre (C4), which is a Rs 164-crore pan-city component of the Ranchi smart city project), confirmed Shashi Ranjan, Director of State Urban Development Authority (Suda) and CEO, Ranchi Smart City Corporation Limited.

The two Smart Center zones are  8.85km stretch between Birsa Chowk and Raj Bhavan via Main Road, and the 2.55km long Birsa Chowk-Airport stretch (Hinoo Chowk).

The Birsa Chowk to Raj Bhavan stretch of smart road is being constructed by Chhattisgarh-based Amar Infrastructure at a cost of Rs 162.7 crore while the Birsa Chowk-Airport stretch, costing Rs 42.52 crore, is being constructed by Ranchi-based Mini Axle.

As per Ranjan, the integrated traffic management will enable smooth and seamless detection of traffic signals and speed violations along with adaptive traffic control (based on traffic density and including streetlights that adjust according to natural light), better CCTV surveillance, public announcement system for emergencies, along with variable message signboards informing of traffic snarls and other important information, environment monitoring system (real-time data on air quality and weather), smart parking system and tow-away zones.

Emergency call boxes will be set up on more than 12 points and over 40 automated number plate recognition cameras will also be set up.

(Source: The Telegraph)