L&T Construction’s Smart World & Communications Business Unit announced the signing of the formal contract with the Department of Information & Technology, Maharashtra Government, under which Nagpur will be converted into the country’s first large-scale integrated Smart City.
The scope of work will cover laying of 1200 km of optical fiber network backbone, creating 136 city wi-fi hotspots at key locations, establishing 100 digital interactive kiosks and developing city surveillance systems with 3800 IP based cameras.
Further, as an avant-garde endeavor, the city has identified a strip of approximately six km (from Japanese Garden Square to Orange City Hospital Square) to be developed as a ‘Smart Strip’ with smart ICT interventions & IOT solutions like smart lighting, smart transport, smart parking, smart bins, etc.
“We are proud for having bagged this order which is a significant step forward towards achieving the smart city mission,” said S.N Subrahmanyan, Deputy Managing Director& President, Larsen & Toubro Limited.
The company has completed detailed surveys of the proposed junctions, smart strip and zonal ring and even procured the requisite approvals for conducting the LiDAR survey for surveillance& wi-fi deployment.
Vijay Kumar Gautam, Principal Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra, said, “In L&T, we have chosen the right implementation partner with proven expertise and track record to execute this projectand we are very happy with the manner in which they have started the process of doing the ground work.”
L&T’s Smart World business has been making significant progress across several major Indian cities by creating smart solutions. Beginning with the development of surveillance and intelligent traffic management systems for the Government of Gujarat in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Vadodara, the business has since executed the smart city project in Jaipur and recently launched India’s largest city surveillance project, Mumbai City Surveillance, for the Government of Maharashtra. Several other smart, safe and communication projects are also underway across various states.