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Pan City Development

Frugal Innovation

PAN CITY 1: ICMCC - City Management tool is conceptualized by studying the solutions adopted in various forms, by cities like Barcelona, Dublin, Rio, New York and Sydney. The examples of Indian cities that were also considered for synchronization with ground reality were cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Surat, Calcutta and Mysore under various proposed components.

Implementation: Adopting a managed service contract model of procurement will ensure continued maintenance of assets being created as vendors get paid for service procurement and not for physical assets.


SMART METERING: Bangalore | Delhi | Newyork | Terrel city in Texas      

     → Instead of having AMRs at each household, traditional meters at households and AMRs only for bulk and commercial consumers and at distribution points proposed. Achieve reduction in the financial burden on the consumer and make it more acceptable. In addition implementation of handheld based billing for households also proposed to ensure complete audit of the performance of each link in the network without having to go in for extensive use of expensive AMRs.


INTELLIGENT PT SYSTEM: Delhi | Mysore | Dublin in Ireland | Izmir in Turkey   

     → Propose to have empanelled set of GPS vendors (possibly at the state level) thereby ensuring that issues relating to proprietary protocols are avoided which is also expected to drive down field deployment costs. 


INTELLIGENT PARKING SYSTEM: Delhi | Barcelona | Las Vegas

     → Use of GPRS enabled handheld based ticketing for giving real-time parking availability information. This can be used for both on-street and off-street parking and is much cheaper than the embedded sensor technology. Propose to also have an empanelled set of vendors for field that issues relating to proprietary protocols are avoided.


     → Use of C-DAC technology for traffic signal control using Wi-Fi communication between master and slave (thereby preventing road cutting)& solar power for lamp heads. Developed indigenously by C-DAC which is available with source code.


SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM: Surat | Davao  city in Philippines

     →  Have separate vendors for backend system and field devices thereby ensuring that proprietary nature of the system is broken thereby driving down costs.



     → Since a combiner solar-LED-central control system may not be viable on an ESCO model, pole mounted advertisement panels integrated into the pole design is proposed. A formalized Incident Command System that sets forth standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities, and resources during disaster. Through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) division, the ULB can easily map and access data — on flood zones, local infrastructure to road closures — before, during, and after an emergency.


SMART MOSQUITO DENSITY SYSTEM: Andhra Pradesh - Proposed | Singapore

     → Ovitraps are used extensively in Singapore as a tool to monitor, detect and control mosquito population in the city. They give an approximate gauge of the adult population in an area and act as an early warning signal to pre-empt any impending dengue outbreaks. A Geographic Information System (GIS) will be established to develop a real-time Aedes mosquito control and monitoring system for spatial epidemiological study




      → Providing various e-services (like viewing property statements, obtaining birth and death certificates, or finding out recycling and garbage collection schedule) centrally, under city's main e-government portal ( Additionally, New York also has a formalized Incident Command System that sets forth standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities, and resources thereby lending consistency, fostering efficiency and providing direction during disaster and emergency situations.