IBM helps make Indian Presidential Estate a smart city

20th May 2016
IBM helps  make Indian Presidential Estate a smart city

New Delhi, May 20, 2016:  Smart City  solutions  from IBM are being deployed to digitally tranform the Presidential Estate at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, spread across 330 acres of land and home to over 5000 residents.
An Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) will adress challenges that are inherent to townships - water supply, security, electrical infrastructure and solid waste management. The transformation of the estate into a smart township is customized to further enhance the efficiency of critical infrastructure and utilities.
The partnership to reimagine the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the Digital age was announced at an event  yesterday  with  President  Pranab Mukherjee,  Union Minister of Urban Development  Venkaiah Naidu,  Minister of Communications & IT,  Ravi Shankar Prasad, Secretary to the President, MOmita Paul and Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Director, IBM India.
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. 
“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
As a part of this strategic engagement, 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.