Guess what guys?! By the end of March, Smart poles will be replacing normal street lights in the New Delhi Municipal Council area!!
According to a senior official, the NDMC has taken the initiative to transform electric poles into smart poles with smart LEDs, communication infrastructure, Wi-Fi access points, pollution monitors and CCTV cameras.
55 of these smart poles will be operational in central Delhi, while the others will be installed on Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Sansad Marg, Janpath, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Barakhamba Road, Tolstoy Marg and nearby areas.
Presently the installation work is in progress and will take 15-30 days for a pole to have all facilities after that is done.
These smart poles are made of stainless steel and will also have the facility to host microcells for telecommunication for providing 2G/3G/4G services.
These poles will be hydraulically operated by an underground cabinet for hosting telecom equipment and UPS.
Air quality monitoring will also be done through these poles and environmental sensors in these poles will send a live feed to the NDMC 311 app.
The monitoring will include PM10, PM2.5, NO2, SO2, CO, temperature and humidity.
In the budget 2018-19, the council has proposed to install such smart poles under PPP model at multiple locations in the NDMC area.
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