Smart poles to track air quality, provide Wi-Fi, keep watch

A smart pole installed by NDMC at KG Marg in New Delhi.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Smart poles are now replacing normal street lights in the (NDMC) New Delhi Municipal Council area and by end of March, 55 will be operational in central Delhi. NDMC has taken the initiative to transform electric poles into smart pole with smart LEDs, communication infrastructure, Wi-Fi access points, pollution monitors and CCTV cameras.

Are being installed in Connaught Place, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Sansad Marg, Janpath, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Barakhamba Road, Tolstoy Marg and nearby areas. Installation work is on at present and will take 15-30 days for a pole to have all facilities after it is erected.

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