Sets up Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) to enhance the efficiency of critical infrastructure and utilities, enabling multiple agencies and departments to coordinate seamlessly to transform Rashtrapati Bhavan into a smart township
In a first, IBM’s Smart City solutions will been deployed for the digital transformation of the Presidential Estate. Spread across 330 acres of land and home to over 5000 residents, the self-sustained Presidential Estate is adopting IBM’s technology and solutions to become future ready. The Intelligent Operations Center addresses challenges that are inherent to townships – water supply, security, electrical infrastructure and solid waste management. The transformation of the estate into a smart township is customized to further enhance the efficiency of critical infrastructure and utilities.
The partnership to re-imagine the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the Digital age was announced at an event graced by President Pranab Mukherjee. The occasion also saw the presence of the Union Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Communications & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad, Secretary to the President Omita Paul and Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Director, IBM India.
IBM‘s IOC helps collect and make sense of the rich data streaming in from several sources within the Estate to provide actionable insights. It offers integrated data visualization, near real-time collaboration and deep analytics to help enhance the ongoing efficiency that will improve the efficiency of services for its residents. A Citizens Mobile App, created by IBM IOC, was also launched, which allows residents to report issues using the web and mobile. The data from reported observation will be supplied to city offices, where they can use the insights to make informed decisions.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan has stood witness to India’s transformation through the decade – right from independence to the digital era. The progressive outlook is further exemplified by the digital transformation that enhances its reputation as being the office and residence of the President of the largest democracy in the world.
As a part of this strategic engagement, IBM developed the vision and detailed roadmap for the transformation of the Presidents estate into a smart township. IBM has created the business architecture and operating procedures, implemented the technology platform and solutions, and is managing the entire technology deployment.
For the Presidential Estate’s progressive digital transformation IBM will provide measures for Smart Energy Management, Smart Water Management, and Smart Waste and Horticulture Management: IBM mapped waste management end to end from waste bin collections, rickshaw routes, disposals, landfill, and processing, on to its IOC system. An interface was created for people to generate statistics on different kinds of waste.
With the power of data, optimized interfaces, digitized statistics and trends relevant departments can analyze insights and improve processes to enable timely actions. A Mobile App platform assists teams in maintaining a cleaner Estate.
Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India remarked, “Rashtrapati Bhavan is an iconic representation of India’s Smart City vision. It is a proud moment for all of us and the beginning of a great journey. We are honored to be their partner in enabling this transformation.”