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ICC centre expected to complete by December

Correspondent KOHIMA, SEP 29 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/29/2020 12:41:17 PM IST
Under Smart City Mission, Kohima, Integrated Command and Control Centre, (ICCC) a smart solution for traffic management, city surveillance, smart transportation, street lighting, central command and control center are expected to be completed by December. 
Talking to Nagaland Post, Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) CEO Kovi Meyase said the project was planned to be commissioned by December, however delay occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the seven components, the CEO said they were confident in launching at least three components by December 1 which include environment sensor, city surveillance, smart street lighting.
While admitting that the lockdown has badly affected the work output of the ongoing projects, CEO hoped that the Union Ministry of Urban Development will extend the periods for the implementation of smart city projects in the state.
ICCC is a cloud-based Universal Internet of Things (UIoT) platform which can enable authorities to monitor the real-time status of various civic utilities like the traffic cameras, city surveillance, street lights, water supply centres and other various components through a single platform.
The project cost of the ICCC is estimated at Rs. Rs.131.11 crore and accordingly Rs.15 crore was released. The project is being carried out by Master System Integrator (MSI) Bharat Electronics Limited, a company under the Ministry of Defence nominated by MOHUA, the project began on September 9, 2019, and expected to be completed by December 2020.
Kohima was selected as a smart city in September 2016 but implementation of work began only in October 2018. There are nine ongoing projects which include multi-level car parking at Old NST and Old Medical directorate, Kohima Integrated Command and Control Centre, parking and community hall at New Market, Kohima Wifi Phase-1, city beautification Phase-1, construction of the Capital Cultural Hall, Greenbelt Development, informed Kovi Meyase. A total of 63 projects should be taken up under smart city projects within a period of five years from its declaration.

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