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Ghaziabad, India - 21 Nov 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Wave Inc, one of India’s leading diversified business groups, has engaged IBM to provide a roadmap to make its green-field township, Wave City, a Smarter Township. Located in Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh State), Wave City is among the largest integrated township development projects in India’s National Capital Region. The 4500 acre township will be one of the first urban developments in the country to be designed with smart systems to improve the quality of life for residents while keeping operating costs low and maintaining high levels of service.
India has witnessed major urbanization in recent times, 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. Cities and urban developments will need to use innovative technologies and solutions to manage the growing demands on the city infrastructures that deliver vital services.
Wave City, one of India’s new-age townships, is being built in two phases. The first phase of the township, spread over around 1671 acres, will include residential apartments, commercial complexes, shopping malls, light industries, education institutes, and hospitals.
As a consulting partner, IBM has developed a roadmap that includes application and technology infrastructure as well as possible revenue models that will enable the township to provide these world-class living amenities to its residents.
All cities are made up of a complex system of systems that are inextricably linked. IBM has assisted Wave City to identify the different systems (for example transport, emergency services, healthcare, water and energy) that make up the township and to understand how these systems interact with and affect each other in order to improve planning and operational efficiency.
Under the recommendations from IBM, a central command centre will integrate and interconnect information from various systems and services within the township to improve safety, prevent and anticipate problems and improve the quality of life of residents. For example a resident’s smart device will be alerted to current traffic conditions or residents can check parking availability or changes to traffic conditions due to large sporting event or a natural disaster like flooding.
“At Wave City it is our aim to build a township that provides a world-class living experience to all residents with best-of-class services and amenities. At the same time we want to ensure that Wave City is eco-friendly and self-sustainable. Today Wave is a brand in itself and is also a name to reckon with in many fields, including real estate and property development. We are confident that IBM’s expertise in building smarter cities across the globe will help us to achieve this vision,” said Mr. Manpreet Singh Chadha, Joint Managing Director of Wave Inc.
Through this engagement, IBM will help Wave City create a township where all the amenities, such as clean water, energy, transportation, public safety, education, and healthcare, will be integrated and managed by smart devices using sensors and other intelligent communication tools. With all these devices connected to a central command center, Wave City will be able to record and respond to events much faster and in a more coordinated manner. The roadmap also makes recommendations to help Wave City find ways to reduce running costs, reduce power usage, increase efficiency and improve quality of management across the township.
“With rapid urbanization in India, it is critical to build townships which are sustainable and have the required smart enablers and solutions to manage growth, while providing an improved quality of life for the residents. We are pleased to work with Wave Inc in creating a smarter township and help them achieve their business vision,” said Shankar Kalyana, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer, Global Business Services, IBM India/South Asia.
About Wave Inc
Wave Inc. is a diversified group with business interests spanning sugar manufacturing; distilleries; paper manufacturing; malls – development & operations; multiplexes – development & operations; liquor retail management and Coca Cola bottling plants. The Group’s other prominent residential projects under construction include WaveGreens, Moradabad; Wave Lakewoods, Hyderabad; and Fairlakes, Mohali. Some of the big ticket commercial real estate projects that Wave Inc is developing in the business district of Noida for office and retail space include Wave One and Wave eleven in Sector 18, Noida.
For more information on Wave Inc, please visit http://www.wave-inc.com/
About Wave City
This ultra modern township has been meticulously planned with emphasis on open areas and ambience. The facilities to be provided at Wave City included the proposed mechanised cleaning and sweeping, pollution free mass rapid transport system, high security, proposed scientific disposal of solid waste and wi-fi internet connectivity throughout the city. It will also have a 2-acre park for a population of every 400 people and a lake spanning 3 acres.
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