Integrated control centre to be set up in six months

  • By Hindu
  • | Saturday | 13th January, 2018

An integrated command and control centre covering 30 civic agencies, such as Greater Chennai Corporation, traffic police, Metrowater, Meteorological Department and Tangedco, will be commissioned in six months at Ripon Buildings. The video surveillance data from various cameras will be stored and monitored at the command and control centre. The command and control centre is estimated to cost ?210 crore,” said an official. On Friday, the high powered committee headed by the Finance Secretary, cleared four projects including the Command and Control Centre, smart metre for water supply, smart cards and eco-restoration of the Villivakkam lake. These will be built on rugged vehicles and will house communications equipment that may be required to stream video feeds to command and control centre.

An integrated command and control centre covering 30 civic agencies, such as Greater Chennai Corporation, traffic police, Metrowater, Meteorological Department and Tangedco, will be commissioned in six months at Ripon Buildings. On Friday, the high powered committee headed by the Finance Secretary, cleared four projects including the Command and Control Centre, smart metre for water supply, smart cards and eco-restoration of the Villivakkam lake. “The total cost is estimated at ?248 crore.

The command and control centre is estimated to cost ?210 crore,” said an official. Every Smart City Mission project more than ?10 crore has to be cleared by the high powered committee. As part of the project, a video surveillance system will be commissioned by setting up of IP based outdoor security cameras across various locations in the city.

The video surveillance data from various cameras will be stored and monitored at the command and control centre.

The surveillance system will also have video analytics, facial recognition system, automatic number plate recognition and red light violation detection system.

“We will install 500 fixed box cameras and 100 pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) cameras spread across 100 locations,” said an official. Mobile vans would also be used to capture the real-time video feed of an incident.

These will be built on rugged vehicles and will house communications equipment that may be required to stream video feeds to command and control centre.

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