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Odisha CM wants Bhubaneswar Wi-Fi-enabled by Nov 2018

Bhubaneswar, Mar 3: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday directed execution of the proposed Smart Solution Project in Bhubaneswar before the scheduled World Cup Hockey-2018 to be held in the capital city in December 2018.

The proposed Rs 550 project would facilitate 24-hour Wi-Fi internet service in the city and would focus on Wi-Fi, traffic management, parking system, tracking of vehicles used in public service, proper management in emergency situations, speedy remedial measures and e-challan system.

Patnaik during a meeting on implementation of Smart Solution Project directed all the concerned authorities to complete their projects within the deadline and facilitate the project execution by November 2018.

It was revealed in the meeting that 1,800 Wi-Fi fiber access points would be set up by connecting every area of the capital city by fiber optic network to streamline the internet facility. As a result, denizens can get free internet for a certain period of time.

It was further learnt in the meeting that the existing traffic system would be augmented with more enforcement power. CAD/AVL system would also be introduced to track the movement of PCR vans, ambulance, fire tender, water tanker and passenger bus. Once the CAD/AVL introduced, people can know the movement of these essential vehicles through mobile apps.

The Chief Minister was also told that multi-storied parking lot with a capacity of 1,500 cars and another general parking lot with a capacity of 5,500 vehicles would be set up to streamline the parking problems in the capital city. People can book parking place through mobile app. For the smooth management of the proposed system, 850 permanent and 150 PTZ CCTV and 30 emergency call centres would come up. Denizens can dial 122 for any kind of emergency.

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