Indore in all likelihood is set to turn into a digital city in next 100 days. It will have 400 kilometers of optical fiber network spread across its length and breadth which will support a host of high-end digital services that can be utilised both by administration and common man.
“A 400-km optical cable network will be laid all across Indore city to make it country’s first wi-fi enabled city using 4G telecommunication technology, “ said urban administration and development minister Kailash Vijayvargiya in Indore on Thursday afternoon.
“Reliance Communication has signed an agreement to bring the technology to the city and is laying the fiber network,” he added.
The optic fibre network will support a security surveillance system in which more than 400 cameras will be installed on city streets and linked to all police stations. “This will ensure safety of citizens,” the minister said.
The technology will also enable a person to surf web at a speed of more than 50 megabytes per second (mbps). A senior engineer associated with the project said, “Almost half of the network has already been laid and target is to complete the rest by the end of March this year.”
“The entire city ---from Rau to Dewas Naka and to Airport-- will be covered with the 4G network. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 200 crore,” the engineer added.
Vijayvargiya said that under Chief Minister’s 100 day programme, Indore and Bhopal will be developed into digital cities first and then within a year, the network will be spread to rest of the state.
“Private companies, under their corporate social responsibility programmes will take up projects to develop city’s gardens and playgrounds. With advent of new technology, our city will take a big leap forward in the fields of education, commerce, medicine etc,” he added.
What’s in store
400-km optical cable network to be laid across city
Security surveillance system with 400 cameras to be installed on city streets and linked to police stations
One can surf web at 50 mbps.