If everything falls in right place, Agartala will get the Smart City tag soon. The technical supports required for Smart City have already been put in place.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said this after inspecting the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) at IT Bhavan, Indranagar.
During visit, the Chief Minister has reviewed the waterlogging situation caused in some parts of the city following heavy shower.
He said, “Some parts of the city saw waterlogging following heavy rainfall. But, due to improved drainage system and proper monitoring, the waterlogging problem came to end within a short period of time. Earlier, it used to take around 12/13 hours to pump out the rain water but now the logged water can be pumped out within two hours as the activities can be monitored from the ICCC—it took highest three/four hours in most-affected four places to pass the rain water.”
Meanwhile, Agartala is the only city which is using the ICCC under Smart City Mission for rain and waterlogging monitoring, In this context, the Chief Minister has congratulated the authorities concerned.
Meanwhile all flood pump outlets in Katakhal and Howrah river are monitored in real time basis. It can be identified which pump is functioning and which is not without visiting the sites physically. Exact water level at different spots of the city can also be seen in real time which helps deal with heavy rains more efficiently.
Speaking to media, the Chief Minister said, “Tripura is the only state of entire North East to have such an Integrated Command and Control Centre. Basically, the centre has been set up at total cost of Rs. 135 crore for security and other purposes. But the authorities concerned is are also using the technical supports to monitor the waterlogging situation.”
“As many 441 CCTV cameras (fixed) and 23 high-power PTZ (moving) cameras have been installed in the city. The cameras are monitoring the activities in Agartala round the clock. Even the new bus stands set up under Smart City Mission have a CCTV monitoring round the clock.
The smart components of the ICCC included- City Surveillance System (441 CCTV and 22 PTZ cameras) all over the city, 36 LED boards for messaging, Intelligent Traffic Control System with 22 Traffic signals having adaptive traffic control, red light violation detection cameras, helmet violation detection cameras etc, Transit management system- with all police, fire and AMC waste management vehicles, smart poles, environment management system, Automatic Number Plate recognition system and 152 km OFC to connect all such facilities.