Tech Mahindra Limited has secured its largest smart city project worth Rs 5 billion from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Asia’s richest municipal corporation. Through this project, Tech Mahindra will engage with more than 1.5 million citizens of PCMC by enabling technology-led transformation to convert it into a smart and sustainable city.
The project will be executed during a period of 1 year for implementation and the operations and maintenance will be carried out for 5 years. It has been budgeted under the Prime Minister’s Smart Cities mission. As part of its largest smart city project, Tech Mahindra will provide a robust, reliable and sustainable ICT infrastructure, comprising of smart, technological solutions including city network, smart water, smart sewerage, smart traffic, smart parking, smart environment, CCTV surveillance, integrated control and command centre, data centre and disaster recovery centre etc. Tech Mahindra would also help in enabling real-time data management, alerts, and information processing to support city’s administration.
Commenting on the development, Shravan Hardikar, municipal commissioner, PCMC, said, “As part of our citizen and civil-welfare service mandate, we are committed to offer much improved services through ICT led transformation which will boost the overall infrastructure in the city and also help in establishing a digital ecosystem in the city for rendering seamless smart city experience. Through this engagement with Tech Mahindra consortium, we aim to fulfil our vision of transforming Pimpri Chinchwad with the use of cutting edge technologies.”
Meanwhile, Sujit Baksi, head APAC business and president corporate affairs, Tech Mahindra, said, “We, at Tech Mahindra, are bullish about growth opportunities emerging out of the India market, particularly the government sector initiatives. Our association with PCMC outlines Tech Mahindra’s TechMNxt strategy to leverage new generation technologies to deliver an enhanced experience to our customers. It extends our vision of supporting the government’s Smart Cities agenda to strengthen nation-building initiatives that will go a long way in building a robust 5 Trillion Dollar Indian economy.”