IBM to transform Rashtrapati Bhavan into smart township
IANS May 20, 2016
Rashtrapati Bhavan would be transformed into a smart township with the help of IBM Smart City Solutions.
IBM on Thursday announced that its smart city solutions have been deployed for the digital transformation of the Presidential Estate.
"Spread across 330 acres of land and home to over 5,000 residents, the self-sustained Presidential Estate is adopting IBM's technology and solutions to become future ready. The Intelligent Operations Center addresses challenges that are inherent to townships - water supply, security, electrical infrastructure and solid waste management," said an IBM statement.
"The transformation of the estate into a smart township is customized to further enhance the efficiency of critical infrastructure and utilities," it added.
The partnership to reimagine the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the digital age was announced at an event graced by President Pranab Mukherjee.
A citizens mobile app, created by IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC), was also launched, which allows residents to report issues using the web and mobile.
"Rashtrapati Bhavan is an iconic representation of India's smart city vision. It is a proud moment for all of us and the beginning of a great journey. We are honored to be their partner in enabling this transformation," said Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India.