Cisco in pact with CH2M for Shendra-Bidkin smart city in India

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CH2M, an engineering company, and enterprise networking vendor Cisco announced partnership to offer smart city solutions including urban planning and design, smart-technology integration and program delivery services.

Both CH2M and Cisco will offer smart city solutions to Shendra-Bidkin, an industrial smart city being developed along Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor in India.

CH2M is serving as program manager for building phase 1 of Shendra-Bidkin. The role of CH2M includes managing development of physical infrastructure including buildings, roads, water systems, and energy and an exhibition and convention center. On the other hand, Cisco is developing the Master System Integration Plan of this new city as part of the program management team.

“We are thrilled to partner with Cisco in creating accessible communities that will provide long-term benefits for citizens and other stakeholders in Shendra-Bidkin and potentially other cities around the world, as well,” said Joseph Danko, global managing director for CH2M’s Urban Environments & Sports business.

Shendra-Bidkin, located in the Aurangabad district in Maharashtra state, will be a new industrial city that features a transit-oriented and walkable township, water and energy conservation, renewable power sources, and a healthy quality of life.

The strategic relationship between CH2M and Cisco has potential to deliver benefits, including:
# dynamic street lighting
optimized parking
intelligent transportation
water and waste management systems
integrated analytics
real-time urban services for city operations
city operations management

“The city management layer provides the foundation for improving city services such as parking, traffic management and public safety and security — by connecting them all into an intelligent digital infrastructure,” said Anil Menon, president, Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco.

Apurva Chandra, principal secretary (Industries), Government of Maharashtra, said Shendra-Bidkin Industrial Area (SBIA) will showcase Maharashtra’s manufacturing industries and will be home to many of the world’s leading corporations.

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