Countrys first: Entire Mumbai to go underneath e-surveillance
Reliance Industries-backed consortium bags Rs 1,000-cr project
Our Roving Editor
New Delhi, May 25
Indias richest male Mukesh Ambanis Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)-backed consortium has bagged a prestigious Rs 1,000-crore notice plan for his home city Mumbai. This is a countrys initial internal-security understanding being awarded to a private sector. The National Capital might also go in for a identical large notice programme soon.
Originally, there were 10 bidders for a Mumbai project. The understanding witnessed a tough foe with determined companies like Siemens, HCL, Wipro, ECIL, all losing out in a end-game.
The RIL-backed consortium is led by Indian organisation Allied Digital Services Limited. The IBM is partial of a consortium. The RIL-consortiums bid was found lowest, when a tenders were non-stop on Thursday morning.
The Tribune, in an disdainful news on Feb 4, had reported that Ambani was eyeing a fast-growing multi-billion dollar homeland confidence business in India and positioning himself as a defence, inner confidence and aerospace solutions vendor. Global experts have likely a $16-billion marketplace in India over a subsequent 10 years.
The credit to bag a Mumbai notice plan for a RIL-backed consortium goes to Dr Vivek Lall (42), an American scientist of Indian origin, whom Ambani picked adult final year to conduct his newly combined homeland confidence and aerospace division. In over $58-billion RIL group, Lall has been designated as a President and Chief Executive Officer.
The aim of putting whole Mumbai underneath notice is to secure a Commercial Capital of India that has witnessed a array of militant attacks so far.
The plan will engage installing video-surveillance cameras, besides environment adult authority and control centres. Data servers will also be commissioned during several places opposite a city, including a National Stock Exchange and a Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. The Mumbai notice programme is Ambanis initial homeland confidence plan for that a Maharashtra Government floated a proposal on Jan 23. Not usually a Central and state governments though also large industrial houses, blurb and residential complexes wish to secure their areas opposite terrorism and crime threats. Ambani is penetrating on capturing this immeasurable market.
After a Mumbai apprehension attacks, a notice programme is a initial poignant growth in Maharashtra. Sources pronounced Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had been a pushing force behind a plan to make a civil city safe. RIL sources pronounced a association would also precedence a broadband network to support a mandate for homeland confidence applications and services.
Insurgency and terrorism have turn tellurian challenges, and in a light of a new militant attacks in vital cities, a Central Government has felt a need for digital notice and confidence services.
The normal confidence platforms have been found unsound to residence a new hurdles compared with tellurian terrorism. Security experts trust there is a need to support a efforts of law enforcing agencies with intelligent and real-time electronic and digital solutions.
The need for an internal-security plan was felt after a array of apprehension attacks in Mumbai
It is a countrys initial internal-security understanding being awarded to a private zone player
The plan will engage installing video cameras and environment adult authority and control centres