Patnaik Inaugurates Bhubaneswar Operations Centre, Biggest Amongst All Cities In India

Launches first of its kind centralized operations centre in Bhubaneswar with an investment of around Rs. 75 Crore, the biggest amongst all cities across India. Honeywell to provide and implement technology solutions to aid its smart city and surveillance goals.

With Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) moving towards its smart goals, Odisha Chief Minister- Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the state-of-the art Bhubaneswar Operations Centre (BOC) yesterday besides two other projects and laid the foundation stone for another two. The centre will have a 24x7 surveillance mechanism in place ensured and implemented by Honeywell Building Solutions.

“Bhubaneswar Operations Centre has been inaugurated today. This will help in the effective delivery of public services.” Said Patnaik. The centre, a centralised command and control centre for the city provides the digital platform for integration and delivery of citizen-centric functions spanning across city governance, mobility, utilities and services.

“We have received Rs 400 crore for the smart city projects. We have completed phase-I of the projects. We will next inaugurate several projects including Smart Janpath Project in the second phase.” said Vineel Krishna, CEO, Bhubaneswar Smart City SPV.

BMC Commissioner, Krishan Kumar said that the BOC is a two year project and shall control all 50 major traffic junctions along with the street lighting in the city as well as GPS fitted city buses the centre can monitor.

Services such as Traffic Signal Monitoring System, Grievance Management System, City Transport Monitoring System, Solid Waste Vehicles Tracking System, Street Light Management System, City Enforcement Management System, and Water Tanker Management System are to be monitored and integrated with the BOC.  

According to a senior official of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), the centralized monitoring system shall secure regular surveillance and monitoring of the public transport system and will ensure readily available and effective emergency response management in the city.

The state-of-the-art centre includes a massive video wall of more than 80-foot length which will be used to monitor the large volume of closed circuit television (CCTV) footage and highly sophisticated sensor data.

In addition to this centre, Patnaik also launched a city wide adaptive traffic signal control system and a smart park in the city. While the traffic signal control system aims at improving traffic congestion and reducing travel delays, the smart parks project includes redesigned and retrofitted parks to ensure interactive play spaces for children.

The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone for a sensory park for children with disabilities and an integrated public service centre (IPSC) guaranteeing multiple city facilities under one roof on the occasion.