NEC India has won a contract to drive Thiruvananthapuram’s Smart City project in Kerala. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the project alongside Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
NEC Corporation India, As the master system integrator for the city’s Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), aims to complete the project in 2022.
Thiruvananthapuram is among the 100 smart cities selected in the third round of the smart cities challenge under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ Smart City Mission. Thiruvananthapuram has incorporated a special purpose vehicle (SPV) – Smart City Thiruvananthapuram (SCTL) to plan, design, implement, coordinate and monitor the smart city projects in the city.
NEC will help SCTL to create the ICCC to bring various departments together to work as a single unit. It will also help SCTL utilize information technology to modernize key functions of city operations, said P Bala Kiran, CEO of Smart City Thiruvananthapuram.
NEC will work towards integrating all the smart components at the centralized Command and Control Centre with the integrated operations and dashboard. This software platform will act as the centralized integration point for various departments under the Smart City ambit, Aalok Kumar, president and CEO of NEC Corporation India said.
NEC India has implemented large and complex ICT projects as the master system integrator in cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Hubballi-Dharwad, Kalyan Dombivali and Gurugram. The Saharanpur smart city project, which was awarded in October 2020, is likely to be completed by September 2021.