IBM collaborates with DMICDC to built smart cities in Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor

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IBM is collaborating with the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) to develop a digital plan for Dighi Port Industrial Area, Maharashtra, India.

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is one of the biggest industrial development projects of the Government of India. DMIC aims to develop new industrial cities as “Smart Cities” spanning across six states in India.

With this project, DMIC plans to create a strong economic base within a globally competitive environment and state-of-the-art infrastructure. This will boost local commerce, enhance foreign investments and help attain sustainable development along the corridor.

IBM is working as a business consulting partner helping DMICDC build smarter and sustainable cities. Considering the rapid rate of urbanization happening in India, the country is estimated to develop 500 new cities in the next two decades.


At the same time authorities realize cities and urban developers will need to use innovative technologies and solutions to manage the growing demands on city infrastructures that deliver vital services.

DMICDC selected IBM considering the company’s expertise in the area of smarter cities. The IT major has developed the Integrated Communication Technology (ICT) Master Plan for Dighi Port Industrial Area, Maharashtra.

The master plan provides a futuristic roadmap for the area including the use of technology to deliver services to business and citizens such as monitoring energy consumption, traffic visualization, improved water management, and enhanced public safety.

Using IBM’s Smarter Cities software, the Intelligent Operations Center, a command center will be established to integrate and interconnect information from various departments and agencies throughout the city to improve safety, prevent and anticipate problems, and improve the quality of life for citizens.

IBM’s master plan incorporates the management of clean water, energy, transportation, public safety, education, and healthcare, allowing the essential key services of the city to be managed more effectively using smart devices, sensors and intelligent communications.

Large amount of Big Data streaming from these devices will be connected to a Central Command Center where city administrators can record and respond to events quickly and in a more coordinated manner.

The roadmap also makes recommendations to help DMICDC find ways to reduce costs, power usage, increase efficiency and improve quality of management across the township.

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