Mini Ratna Rail Tel bags Rs 170.11cr contract for Puducherry Smart City

NEW DELHI:  Rail Tel Corporation of India Ltd, a Mini Ratna PSU under Ministry of Railways has received a work order from Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Government of Puducherry for design, develop, supply, install, test, commission and O&M for 5 years of Integrated Command Control Centre (ICCC) and other associated activities for Puducherry Smart City. The estimated total value of the work order is Rs 170.11cr (including GST). Which will be completed in 10 month’s time. RailTel has been selected through a competitive bidding and it is first smart city project award by Puducherry Government.
Besides ICCC, the project includes Data Center Disaster Recovery (DC-DR), On Street Parking Management, Intelligent Traffic Management System, Creation of online/mobile based platform to facilitate tourists and visitors, City level application and Smart Dashboard, Smart Kiosks, Smart Poles with CCTV, Wi-Fi, Air Quality Monitoring, Digital Billboard etc. It has been noted that several cities where the ICCC is implemented are becoming cleaner due to monitoring of cleaning work through CCTV cameras leading to reduction in instances of garbage throwing, littering, urination in public, and night time burning of garbage etc. Moreover, the Intelligent Transit Management System has helped cities to improve its operational efficiency by reducing its operational cost while improving the services. Smart City Centres are also providing technological support in ensuring better safety of women on the streets, environment sensitivity of people, faster response and better preparedness for emergencies and disasters.
Talking about it, Mr Sanjai Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, RailTel said, “The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) launched by Government of India is a very ambitious program with the objective to ensure people gain access to core infrastructure, a clean and sustainable environment, and a decent quality of life through the application of smart solutions. The Puducherry order is an important step for RailTel to enter this business segment which is close to our core competence.”
With its Pan India high-capacity network, RailTel is working towards creating a knowledge society at various fronts and has been selected for implementation of various mission-mode projects for the Government of India in the telecom field. RailTel offers a bundle of services like, MPLS VPN, Telepresence, leased line, Tower Co-location, Data center services etc. RailTel is also working with the Indian Railways to transform railway stations into digital hub by providing public Wi-Fi at railway stations across the country and 6100+ stations are live with RailTel’s Rail Wire Wi-Fi.

RailTel, a “Mini Ratna (Category-I)” Central Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Railways, is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure & ICT Solutions & Services providers in the country, owning a Pan-India optic fiber network covering several towns & cities and rural areas of the country. Along with a strong a reliable network of 61000+ RKM of Optic fibre, RailTel has two MeitY empanelled tier III data centers as well.

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