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Smart Elements

The city wide ‘Network of Smart Elements’ is envisaged to accomplish the following broad objectives:

  • Undertake smart city initiatives to make Pune a better place to live in by increasing safety, liveability of the people in the city.
  • Improve the situational awareness for the city administrators and residents.
  • Provide administrators, citizens, tourists and businesses real time and actionable information to aid their day to day decision making.

Following table provides the list of smart elements as part of the scope and their objective for the implementation under this project:

City Wi-FiEmergency Call BoxPublic Address SystemsEnvironmental SensorsFlood SensorsVariable Messaging DisplaySmart City Operations Center
Wi-Fi services provides fast internet connectivity on the go to citizens of Pune. The objective of City Wi-Fi element is to provide:
  • Free City Wi-Fi (limited usage)
  • Paid City Wi-Fi
The city will experience fast internet connectivity at 199 Wi-Fi hotspots which includes some of the Gardens, Hospitals, Police Stations, Government offices, Bus-stops etc.

Emergency Call Box helps in improving the safety and security of citizens within the city where they can seek assistance from the Smart City Operations Center (Command & Control Center) by pressing a button near them. These systems will be deployed across 136 locations in the city.


Public Address System (voice) enables civic bodies to respond/ communicate effectively while dealing with emergencies.These systems will be deployed across 136 locations in the city.
Smart Environmental Sensors records the following parameters:
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Radiation
  • Noise levels
  • Air Quality Index
These sensors will be deployed across 50 locations in the city to measure the key environmental parameters.

The water level sensors (used for flood detection on streets) provides the ambient water levels to the citizens through display channels to warn them of possible flooding in a locality.

These sensors will be deployed across 30 locations in the city (in the vicinity of bridges and Nalas) to measure the city water levels and provide information on it.


Variable messaging displays provides useful information related to:
  • Traffic congestion
  • Accidents incidents
  • Ongoing Roadwork zones
  • Speed limits
  • Key notices or messages from PMC like information about any emergency or disaster, etc.
These system will be deployed across 161 locations across the city.
Key Objectives of Smart City Operations Center:

  • Serve as the centralized monitoring & decision making hub for managing equipment, devices, resources and assets for Smart Elements project
  • Serve as a centralized decision making centre which supports and strengthens coordination in response to incidents/emergency situations
  • Serve as central information, communication, incident management hub for PMC
  • Provide integration points for other existing or proposed command centre from other government agencies e.g. Police, Disaster, etc.
  • Smart City Operations Center (SCOC) will enable city administration and its stakeholders in the following:
    • Effective decision making
    • Delivering effective governance by aggregating various data feeds from sensors and systems
    • Providing interface/ dashboards to generate alert & notifications in real time
    • Quick and effective response to emergency or disaster situation

Uniqueness of the Project

  • The vision of this project is to have an integrated view of all the smart initiatives undertaken by PMC / PSCDCL / Other City based Organisations, with the focus to serve as a decision support engine for city administrators in day to day operations or during exigency situations.
  • Smart City Operations Center (SCOC) involves leveraging on the information provided by various departments and providing a comprehensive response mechanism for the day-to-day challenges across the city. SCOC shall be a fully integrated, web-based solution that provides seamless incident – response management, collaboration and geo-spatial display.
  • SCOC shall facilitate the viewing and controlling mechanism for the selected field locations in a fully automated environment for optimized monitoring, regulation and enforcement of services. The smart city operations center shall be accessible by operators and concerned authorized entities with necessary authentication credentials.
  • Various smart elements are able to use the data and intelligence gathered from operations of other elements so that civic services are delivered lot more efficiently and in an informed fashion.

Last modified: Friday September 29th, 2017

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