Nokia to setup smart city pilot project in Lahore

Nokia to setup smart city pilot project in Lahore

LAHORE: A multinational telecommunication company, Nokia, has entered into an agreement with the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) for setting up a pilot project of ‘Smart City’ in Lahore.

“During an event held at the Pakistan Pavilion of Expo 2020 in Dubai on Sunday, the PSCA successfully signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nokia for launching of a pilot project of Smart City in Lahore,” said a spokesperson for the PSCA.

He said the agreement was signed between the Nokia’s country head and Punjab Minister for Industries, Commerce, Investment and Skill Development Mian Aslam Iqbal. He said the minister was accompanied by Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht, PSCA Chief Operating Officer Muhammad Kamran Khan and Chief Technology Officer Tariq Malik.

Sharing details of the agreement, an official source, who wished not to be named, said that Nokia will install ‘heat sensors’ in certain parts of the provincial capital for real time monitoring of law and order, traffic and environment related issues.

He said that these sensors would be directly linked to the satellite through which the authority would be able to monitor and detect if someone was carrying weapons during law and order situations. “Similarly, these sensors would also help us ascertaining the level of pollution which ultimately leads to smog,” he added.