Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday inaugurated the Telangana State Police Integrated Command and Control Center, a 20-storey green building in the heart of Hyderabad.
The massive five-block structure, built with around Rs 500 crore, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, technology and even a helipad at the top.
During the opening of the center, Rao called on the Telangana Police Force to keep abreast of technological advancements in order to solve cases quickly and deter crime.
Rao laid the foundation for the center in November 2015. Now complete, TSPICCC Tower A would house the Hyderabad City Police Station, while 15-story Tower B is the Technology Fusion Tower, with all backups relating to Dial-100, SHE security, cybercrime and narcotics offences, and an incubation center.
Tower-E houses the control and data center on three floors, with multi-department coordination, CCTV surveillance, a war room, etc.
Data center servers were imported from Germany, Belgium. The storage capacity is 30 petabytes, which can store the feed of 10 lakh CCTV cameras. One lakh CCTV feed can be monitored at a time on a giant screen installed in the center. Software detects suspicious activity from CCTV footage and alerts the police.
The TSPICCC spans 6.42 lakh square feet and has parking for 600 four-wheelers and 350 two-wheelers.
The green building has a glass facade, uses natural light, reducing energy consumption by 50% while rooftop solar panels generate 0.5 megawatts of power.
Although recycled materials were used in the construction, no wood was used.
The building also has a yoga center, gym, wellness center and a museum showcasing Telangana’s police history. There is also a 360 degree viewing gallery on the 14th and 15th floors.