PUNE: The Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) has decided to develop an e-corridor in the city which includes smart bus stops, e-toilet, smart street lights, e-bike charging points and Wi-Fi in 2019. The proposal has been tabled before the PSCDCL board for approval. It will be a pilot project run on Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Earlier, the PSCDCL decided to implement the e-corridor in selected local area of Aundh-Baner-Balewadi (ABB). However, the corporation realised it will be more beneficial to develop the e-corridor across the city.
PSCDCL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rajendra Jagtap said, “The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has undertaken work of 24x7 water supply scheme. The PMC will lay down optical fibre cable duct across the city. With the help of this, PSCDCL will easily achieve e-corridor. It is PPP initiative and more private companies will come forward to participate in the project.”
“The corridor consists of 1,000 smart bus stops, mobile charging points, e-kiosk, e-bike charging points, 200 smart street poles along with CCTV, 500 e-toilets, 500 smart dustbins. The corridor will provide Wi-Fi network,” he added. The corridor is expected to cover all major roads in the city.
Smart dustbin is a bin connected to GPS Tracking System, Ultra High Frequency Radio Frequency Identification, IOT Sensors along with mobile and web application to improve and smoothen ground level mechanisms for waste collection and efficient processing and recycling of waste.
The network of sensors-enabled smart bins connected through the cellular network generates a large amount of data, which is analyzed and visualised in real time to gain insights about the status of waste around the city.
The e-toilet will have facility of auto-flush, CCTV cameras for security and a solar panel.
The PSCDCL has planned to place 2,000 smart poles in the corridor. Each pole will have a CCTV camera, mobile charging and e-bike charging point. The e-bus stops are enabled with Wi-Fi, city maps, drinking water facility, mobile charging points, LED bus route map and time table.