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IBM to Help Transform Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor

Tech company IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd. (DMICDC) have announced the completion of a digital plan for Dighi Port Industrial Area, Maharashtra.

As a business consulting partner, IBM is working with DMICDC to support one of the biggest industrial development projects of the government of India by helping build smarter and sustainable cities.

India has witnessed major urbanization, with an estimated 30 people leaving rural India for urban areas every minute during the next 20 years. At this rate, the country will need some 500 new cities in the next two decades.

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Cities and urban developments will need to use innovative technologies and solutions to manage the growing demands on city infrastructures that deliver vital services, suggests IBM.

With the aim of providing seamless digital connectivity among townships and better living conditions, DMICDC selected IBM for the company’s expertise in the area of Smarter Cities, says IBM.

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The Integrated Communication Technology (ICT) Master Plan for Dighi Port Industrial Area, Maharashtra developed by IBM 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.

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