Indus Towers, the largest telecom tower company in the country along with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) today announced the successful installation of 55 Smart Poles in Connaught Place. This new installation is part of the Government's Smart City initiative. Each Smart Pole is equipped with Wi-Fi access points, Smart lighting solution (warm LED lights consuming lesser energy), and CCTV cameras (for video surveillance). Furthermore, 18 Environment sensors to measure Air Quality Index are installed for real-time monitoring, and the information will be displayed on 9 Variable message Display installed in the NDMC area.
Indus Towers also stated all the smart services are integrated into the command and control centre at NMDC Palika Kendra to provide real-time monitoring and control. The smart poles also enable installation of 4G technology by telecom service providers to support best in a class mobile data network.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers said, “Indus Towers is very happy to partner with NDMC in rolling out this prestigious, first time in India, Smart Poles and Services project. This has been a journey of the partnership under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. Indus Towers’ unique proposition of building shared infrastructure will enable the formation of sustainable public and private partnerships model to implement integrated Smart city Services and create a robust future ready telecom infrastructure. The first of its kind partnership will create a common infrastructure which can be shared by NDMC for its Smart city initiatives and multiple telecom operators to provide their mobile and broadband services to citizens of Delhi."
In addition, these Smart Poles will help achieve the smart city mission objectives "keeping in mind citizen's requirement in the areas of Safety, Environment, Connectivity and next-generation mobile services along with a robust Fiber infrastructure and to make the city clean, safe and smart."
The successful deployment of these poles is part of Indus Towers’ collaboration for entailing digital network across the NDMC area and in line with its vision of transforming lives by enabling communication.
"Embedded in the PPP model is the commitment to provide uninterrupted maintenance services with best in class service level targets for the upkeep and uptime of smart elements and assets for over the next 12 years. For City surveillance, Public Wi-Fi, environment monitoring, smart lighting. In the first phase, Indus towers will commission 72 poles to enable more than 4000 concurrent users with Public Wi-Fi, 18 Environment sensor locations and 9 Variable displays to present live data. This is in line with the Values of our Company, and it truly demonstrates ‘Putting India First’. Indus Towers is committed to make New Delhi Municipal Council realise its Smart City vision,” added Bimal Dayal.
At the moment, Indus Towers is working to get necessary regulatory approvals for its merger with Bharti Infratel.