India : The Rashtrapati Bhawan is turning into a smart township by IBM

Today, IBM announced that its Smart City solutions have been deployed for the digital transformation of none other than the Presidential Estate. The self-sustaining estate that is spread across 330 acres of land and is home to over 5000 residents is adopting IBM's technology to become future ready.

IBM's Intelligent Operations Centre helps collect and make sense of the rich data streaming in from several sources within the Estate to provide actionable insights. It offers integrated data visualization, near real-time collaboration and deep analytics to help enhance the ongoing efficiency that will improve the efficiency of services for its residents.

A Citizens Mobile App, created by IBM IOC, was also launched, which allows residents to report issues using the web and mobile. The data from reported observation will be supplied to city offices, where they can use the insights to make informed decisions. 

The Rashtrapati Bhavan has stood witness to India's transformation through the decade - right from independence to the digital era. The progressive outlook is further exemplified by the digital transformation that enhances its reputation as being the office and residence of the President of the largest democracy in the world.

"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 Pvt. Ltd.

As a part of this strategic engagement, IBM developed the vision and detailed roadmap for the transformation of the Presidents estate into a smart township. IBM has created the business architecture and operating procedures, implemented the technology platform and solutions, and is managing the entire technology deployment. For the Presidential Estate's progressive digital transformation IBM will provide the following:

Smart Energy Management: With over 1500 residential apartment and well-lit open spaces the Presidential Estate consumes over one-lakh units of electricity per day. IBM integrated its IOC system with electrical billing system. Data on consumption patterns of consumers, public and common areas, within the estate, is being collected to optimize energy management. Additionally, newer, eco-friendly technology such as solar power, LED lamps for street lighting and other applications to reduce energy consumptions are deployed.

Smart Water Management: The water management at the Estate relied heavily on manual intelligence. IBM mapped all water domain assets such as underground water reservoirs, pump locations and tube well assets. The entire water distribution pipeline was mapped on a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) layer. Through IBM IOC system accurate information about the distribution network will enable faster diagnostic and resolution of water incidents. Moreover, residents will be able to track complains in real-time.

Smart Waste and Horticulture Management: IBM mapped waste management end to end from waste bin collections, rickshaw routes, disposals, landfill, and processing, on to its IOC system. An interface was created for people to generate statistics on different kinds of waste. Digitized waste lifecycle statistics and trends helped relevant departments analyze insights and improve processes to enable timely actions. A Mobile App platform assists teams in maintaining a cleaner Estate.

Smart Security Systems: IBM integrated its IOC system with e-visitor to facilitate analyses of all visitors' statistics. IBM IOC is also leveraged for auto alerts and to generate notifications for upcoming events enabling teams to collaborate across departments and plan collectively for an upcoming event.

Source :

Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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