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NEC wins Indian twin smart city project

William Payne
October 17, 2019


NEC has won the contract to be the smart city master system integrator for Kalyan Dombivli, twin cities in the Indian state of Maharashtra, neighbouring Mumbai. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, and NEC is also contracted to provide operation and maintenance of the systems for the following five years.

Under the project, NEC will implement a broad range of smart city solutions, including a smart city operations centre, environmental and flood sensors, as well as an intelligent traffic management system incorporating AI-based video analytics. 

The contract with the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation also covers the integration of the smart city operations centre with other existing systems, such as the intelligent transport management system, parking management system and geographic information system.

The smart city operation centre from NEC will be the control centre for city operations, including emergency and disaster management. This platform will consolidate and process data from various sensors deployed in the cities and other smart city systems, and help the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation administration make informed decisions in response to real time events.

The intelligent traffic management system will help enforce road discipline through the use of video analytic features, such as Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Red Light Violation Detection. The system will monitor traffic junctions and other selected areas to identify traffic offenders and issue warnings. Subsequent e-challans (electronic fines) can be issued to offenders who are captured flouting traffic rules with the help of these systems.

“The implementation of Smart Cities in India was conceptualised with an aim to create safe and secure cities. We are proud to be one of the few companies in India to provide advanced cutting-edge technology to execute this project. NEC will utilise its extensive experience in implementation of ICT based smart city solutions across the globe to introduce and integrate a variety of smart city solutions to make Kalyan Dombivli one of the best smart cities in the country,” said Takayuki Inaba, Managing Director, NEC Technologies India.

NEC has already implemented ICT projects in Indian cities such as Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Hubballi-Dharwad and Gurugram.