L&T wins Nagpur smart city order


Larsen and Toubro has been chosen as one of the partners to implement the smart city project in Nagpur which is said to be India’s first integrated smart city, said the company.

The announcement came after a letter of intent was handed over by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra to company representatives at a function in Mumbai.

The phase 1 of the project will cover laying of 1200 km of optical fiber network thereby creating 136 City wifi hotspots at key locations and establishing 100 digital interactive kiosks and developing city surveillance systems with 3800 IP based cameras, said the company.

A strip of approximately 6 km from Nagpur’s Japanese Garden Square to Orange City Hospital Square will be developed as a Smart Strip with state-of-the-art systems powered by smart ICT interventions like smart transport, solid waste management.

Smart lighting will be rolled out in a phased manner to ultimately cover the entire city, the company said.

S.N. Subrahmanyan, Deputy Managing Director and President said: “After Jaipur, this is the most significant step in the country’s journey towards establishing smart cities and we are delighted to be participating in transforming Nagpur into one”.