An Integrated Command Centre will be set up next to the Shillong Technology Park at New Shillong to monitor the entire security arrangements, traffic arrangements etc through almost 300 CCTV cameras across Shillong city.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma who announced the inauguration of the Integrated Command Centre today also informed that this is a part of the Smart City project.
According to him, later the other towns will be connected to the Integrated Command Centre.
“We are hopeful that the work will be completed soon,” Sangma said.
He also informed that work is underway for the Shillong Data Centre and that the State government is working towards improving the overall connectivity in the State through optical fibre.
“We are also exploring and working towards ensuring that the submarine link or the cable link at Chittagong is accessible to Shillong,” Sangma added.
He further stated that in a few weeks, the government will roll out the Information Technology Policy of the State.
“We are keen that Shillong should become one of the key IT hubs and gradually spread the IT sector to other parts of the State,” he said adding that investors will be provided incentives in terms of capital investment, GST and electricity tariff, among others, under the policy.
Meanwhile, 7.ai based in Umsawli, New Shillong Township, today announced three new community development programmes at the Shillong Technology Park on August 25.
The programmes are skilling youth to access job opportunities in the BPO sector (project Udaan), providing vocational skills to women and setting up toilets (project Nirmalya) in government schools.