Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated Asia’s biggest videoconference hall, at the Real Time Governance (RTG) Command Control Centre (CCC), in the first block of the Secretariat at Vijayawada. The objective of the CCC is to review, monitor and issue orders in case of emergency and otherwise. If required, the officials/Ministers will monitor the situation at ground level with the help of drones from here. Very soon, all panchayats would also be linked with it.
The beauty of the Centre is that officials can interact with the Chief Minister through video conference from their mobile phones. The officials need not rush to the Control Centres located at their respective districts. Hitherto, district Collectors, RDOs, division and mandal level officers used to assemble at one place to participate in review meetings.
The Centre, popularly known as Command Control, is connected with the State-level Contol Centre located in Vijayawada and the data centres in all 13 districts. The other salient features include Hitachi Visualisation suite for matrix surveillance and public safety — first of its kind in India, Pentaho bi suite for real time data analytics, Barco video wall, the biggest laser lit wall in India with 24 screens, Matrix camera analytics and data analytics from different departments are displayed on the laser lit wall and processing in real time governance.
The government has installed 5,000 surveillance cameras across the State and has planned to install another 15,000 very soon. This is to facilitate the Chief Minister to monitor and view any place. “To put it simply, the Command Control Centre is like invisible police,” said Mr. Naidu.