ROURKELA (Smart Cities News): Rourkela Smart City Limited (RSCL) is going to deploy multiple smart technologies across Rourkela which includes Surveillance systems, Traffic Analytics, e-Governance, and Solid Waste Management and is going to cost around Rs 110 Crores.
Rourkela Smart City Limited invited bids in April 2022 for the Selection of a Master System Integrator (MSI) for the Implementation of Smart Solutions in Rourkela. Multiple Master System Integrators showed interest and after a thorough tendering process, the bid from Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) was qualified as its bid was the lowest. According to RSCL, the project is soon going to commence and progress will be soon visible to the citizens.
Bharat Electronics Limited in their bid has proposed solutions from leading globally reputed manufacturers including Honeywell for Cameras, Video Wall from Barco, Network Switching and Servers from Dell and storage solutions from Hitachi. More than 500 cameras will be installed across the traffic junctions of the growing city along with intelligent Traffic Lights using Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS) technology to ensure safer roads. Few select locations will also have Emergency Call Boxesto facilitate direct communication by citizens for any help during emergency situations. The city-wide Optical Fiber Network will connect all field locations to the Command and Control Center, secured using wireless fire alarm and access control system, will form the nerve centre.
According to Mr. Debanuj De, Vice President at Trisim Global Solutions, a design and engineering firm in the field of Smart Cities and who had been working closely with some of the OEMs considered for the project, the RFP floated by Rourkela Smart City Limited was well-drafted and had optimized the solution requirement from last time when the tender had been floated few years back.
Mr. Snigdhodev Bhattacharya, Head Govt and Defence Business at CrowdStrike stated that RSCL has given due attention to cyber security while drafting the RFP. Getting the right level of intelligence ensures prompt security decisions. Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) is recognized by Cyber Security Experts as an essential component for any large and complex network like smart cities and it will be deployed in Rourkela to offer security teams substantial advantages, not only during an incident but also before an attack even starts. CrowdStrike, in partnership with Trisim who is helping in stitching the tool with other OEM solutions in the project, is set to ensure that CTI provides high uptime for the solutions deployed at Rourkela Smart City.