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Bengaluru: IoT enabled roads to be developed in Bengaluru

  • BENGALURU: At least seven km of roads in the central business district area of Bengaluru will be developed as ‘Smart SURE’ roads, a terminology coined by the civic corporation to refer to streets that will have IoT enabled solutions for citizens.
  • These roads will have 50 smart card-enabled public bicycle sharing points, 30 e-rickshaw stands, 35 e-toilets, water ATMs, 420 sensor-based smart dustbins and 50 designated vending kiosks -all of which will be connected to 1,250 smart telecom towers that will double as street light poles.
  • Authorities have chosen 21.8 sqkm of the city’s core area comprising the historic Pete and Cantonment with old markets and commercial hubs of MG Road, Brigade Road, Chickpet, Avenue road and Commercial Street under Area-Based Development (ABD), which will get Rs 1,166 crore, a lion share, in the Smart City project.
  • According to an official involved with the Smart City project, Smart SURE roads are essentially Tender SURE roads with a touch of technology.
  • Funding for the smart city project has been dovetailed with the expenditure planned by other agencies,” Prasad said.

According to an official involved with the Smart City project, Smart SURE roads are essentially Tender SURE roads with a touch of technology.

@kiranshaw: 7-km stretch in Bengaluru’s CBD area to be developed as ‘Smart SURE’ roads with IoT-enabled solutions for citizens!

BENGALURU: At least seven km of roads in the central business district area of Bengaluru will be developed as ‘Smart SURE’ roads, a terminology coined by the civic corporation to refer to streets that will have IoT enabled solutions for citizens. The high streets in the vicinity of Vidhana Soudha including MG Road, Brigade Road and Commercial Street will be covered under this plan.

These roads will have 50 smart card-enabled public bicycle sharing points, 30 e-rickshaw stands, 35 e-toilets, water ATMs, 420 sensor-based smart dustbins and 50 designated vending kiosks -all of which will be connected to 1,250 smart telecom towers that will double as street light poles. Not to mention, these roads will also have wi-fi connectivity.

This futuristic idea is part of a Rs 2,090-crore plan to make Bengaluru a smart city. It was only last month that Bengaluru was shortlisted under the Smart Cities Mission in what was the BBMP’s third attempt to get India’s IT capital included in Prime Minister Modi’s pet project.

Authorities have chosen 21.8 sqkm of the city’s core area comprising the historic Pete and Cantonment with old markets and commercial hubs of MG Road, Brigade Road, Chickpet, Avenue road and Commercial Street under Area-Based Development (ABD), which will get Rs 1,166 crore, a lion share, in the Smart City project.

According to an official involved with the Smart City project, Smart SURE roads are essentially Tender SURE roads with a touch of technology. About 51.6 km of roads in the core area will be redeveloped as per Tender SURE guidelines. “Smart telecom towers will control IoT based solutions such as smart parking and smart dustbins. For example, we are going in for smart street lighting, whose illumination will be controlled by the towers,” he said.

Other projects to be taken up under smart city ABD is the redevelopment of the Shivajinagar and Majestic bus depots, Russell Market, KR Market and Malleswaram market, Ulsoor and Sankey lakes, Cubbon Park, Swathanthra Palya slum and KC General Hospital. All smart city works will be anchored by a special purpose vehicle (SPV). “The proposal to set up an SPV has been sent to the Cabinet for approval. Once that is done, we will float tenders to take up the work,” Municipal Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said.

Of the Rs 2,090 crore capital expenditure required, the civic body is sure of getting Rs 500 crore each from the State and Central governments. It expects the rest from public-private partnership, BMRCL and BMTC among other sources. “We’ve worked it out intelligently. Funding for the smart city project has been dovetailed with the expenditure planned by other agencies,” Prasad said.

Bengaluru: IoT enabled roads to be developed in Bengaluru

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