Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) was conferred with the Smart City Empowering India Awards -2020 in New Delhi on Friday.
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri gave away the award to BSCL for the innovative ‘Mu Saviour’ application to manage urban flooding across the city.
The Information Communication Technology (ICT) based solution ‘Mu Saviour’ was piloted by BSCL and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in partnership with German Development Cooperation (GIZ) using co-creation methodology, involving citizens of Nayapalli and Shatabdi Nagar in December last year.
Through this app, citizens can report about the status of identified critical points in drains across the city. The app will collect information about the garbage, the water level and water flow in drains. This information will be sent to analytical system directly, where it will be analyzed along with pre-existing static information such as vulnerability map of the project area, drainage type, and capacity, land use type and number of populations staying in the locality. Based on this data, the analytical system will notify the city officials to act accordingly and keep the drains clean to reduce the impact of urban flooding.