NEC powers on Tirupati Smart City project in India 

NEC India has launched the latest Smart City project in Andhra Pradesh for Tirupati Smart City, and is implementing ICT solutions throughout the Tirupati and setting up a City Operations Centre (COC) in the city. 

The ICT solutions, including integrated services and a Unified Command and Control Centre, will facilitate real-time data collection and analysis and two-way communications, which will help to provide more efficient responses to issues related to safety, security, healthcare, the environment, and more. 

Further, a City Network Infrastructure and On Premises Data Centre will help to implement a more data-backed decision-making mechanism for the operations of the city.

Aalok Kumar, president and CEO of NEC India, said their experience in setting up smart cities in India is a direct result of more than 70 years of history in the region.

Smt D. Haritha. I.A.S., managing director of Tirupati Smart City, said

Tirupati is home to one of the most sought after pilgrimage destinations in the country, attracting up to 80,000 visitors each day according to official reports. 

“Managing this kind of footfall while ensuring the highest order of comfort, efficiency, and safety for all is a mission-critical task,” she said. 

“Given NEC’s depth of experience and proof of concept in developing smart cities all over the world, and particularly in India, we are confident that in time, Tirupati will become a destination that extends beyond the realm of pilgrimage, and the elevated experience of visiting the city is sure to encourage visitors to stay longer,” she added.

NEC India will also be deploying its Intelligent Traffic Management System, which will be a crucial element in streamlining traffic, managing congestion during peak hours, and minimising road accidents. NEC India will also be supporting the authorities in Tirupati to deliver municipal Services through systems across key areas. 

These include facial recognition systems, intelligent video management systems, and the integration of feeds from existing and proposed CCTV cameras across the city. NEC India will also be implementing smart water solutions, environmental sensors, and public address systems to assist in the smooth governance of the city.

In order to improve the aesthetics of the city, digital billboards and variable message sign boards will be implemented in designated areas. 

Moreover, as part of enhancing engagement, a city collaboration platform will be developed to provide visitors and residents with important local information through a web portal and mobile phones.