- India’s first greenfield industrial smart city, Auric City, inaugurated in Aurangabad
- Honeywell’s IoT-enabled technologies to make the cities of AURIC and Faridabad safer and more sustainable.
Honeywell, a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions, is supplying smart building technologies and services for the Aurangabad Industrial City and Faridabad Smart City projects.
The company is working with the Aurangabad Industrial Township Ltd. and Faridabad Smart City Ltd. to execute the projects, which were inaugurated this weekend by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Auric City, the country’s first greenfield industrial smart city inaugurated at Shendra in Aurangabad, is projected to attract around Rs 70,000 crore in investments on completion.
The mega project in the parched region of Marathawada region of Maharashtra is part of the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.
Auric City is also touted to be the country’s first ‘walk-to-work’ smart industrial city which will encourage housing options, workplaces and shopping centres, to be developed in the vicinity of each other.
Honeywell making cities safer and more sustainable
Akshay Bellare, President of Honeywell India, said, “Honeywell is proud to support the 100 Smart Cities initiative. Our Internet of Things-enabled technologies use real-time data to make the cities of AURIC and Faridabad safer and more sustainable. We look forward to continuing to partner with federal, state and local authorities to develop smart cities in India and globally.”
Honeywell has already started deploying its smart technologies in these two cities. For example, in AURIC, Honeywell established an optical fiber cable network that covers 8.45 sq. km to support the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, Wi-Fi access points and a centralized state-of-the-art command and control system that will integrate various functions of city management including power, water, security, telecommunications and other utilities. The project will also include a traffic management system, environmental sensors, solar panels, multi-service digital kiosks and a solid waste management system.
For the Faridabad project, Honeywell supplied, installed, tested and commissioned a command and control system, and is supplying a CCTV surveillance system, automatic number plate recognition cameras, a facial recognition system, a red-light violation detection system, an adaptive traffic control system, IoT sensors for smart parking and smart roads, and cybersecurity.
The Smart Cities Mission aims to use technology to improve the quality of life of residents as well as drive economic growth in 100 cities across India. Honeywell claims it is uniquely positioned with the broadest technology solutions portfolio to support the mission.
Inputs: PTI, Business Wire India