Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Smart Poles

Last Saturday, I held a long meeting seeking information on Smart Poles from various stakeholders. The matter arose as follows. I'd go a proposal from the electrical wing of Hidco on setting up LED street lights in few streets of New Town. I thought that we should explore the idea of using smart poles for these LED street lights where we can install CCTV, WiFi, traffic sensors, air pollution monitoring, motion detecting energy savers, distress buttons for emergencies, road information displays, and even mobile phone towers. The meeting went very  well and we were informed of best practices in Bhopal, Navi Mumbai and elsewhere in the world. Every participant was advised to give concrete suggestions within a week on how to take this forward in New Town, either on a 'Proof of Concept' basis or on Pilot Basis.

I will hold a meeting with traffic police on Friday afternoon to further refine these ideas so that we can use the electric street poles to makethe streets more safe and secure using technology and smart policing.
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Millennium Post dt 23 Aug 2016

Ei Samay dt 23Aug 2016

Anandabazar dt 23 Aug 2016

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