Hubballi-Dharwad Smart City Limited (HDSCL) is planning an iconic smart building for the city which will become a landmark for the city when completed. The building will house integrated command and control centre, commercial establishments for revenue generation, incubation centres and open-air theatre. The project is estimated to cost Rs 30 crore. Since the cost of the project exceeds Rs 20 crore it has to be cleared by the high level committee at the state level. HDSCL expects to get the clearance for the project soon.
The proposed building will have commercial space too which can be let out for others, thus generating revenue to the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation. The integrated command and control centre will be a centralized monitoring station for all utilities servicing the population. The centre will help manage solid waste management by way of video management system, vehicle tracking management, attendance management system and waste collection management system.
City’s BRTS will be monitored through video surveillance from the proposed building. Video surveillance will also be used for vehicle tracking and stormwater level monitoring system. Efficient utilities managing systems and smart poles, traffic and street-lighting will be the highlight of the smart city.