Varanasi , India : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a significant stride in modernizing Varanasi’s infrastructure and tackling urban challenges by inaugurating the Digital Twin initiative in his constituency. The honor was bestowed upon mapping pioneer Genesys International Corporation. Genesys International Corporation Ltd, in partnership with Varanasi Smart City Limited (VSCL), is commencing the deployment of a 3D Digital Twin spanning an extensive area of 160 square kilometers. Utilizing the Genesys New India Map stack, this initiative seeks to construct a precise 3D model of Varanasi, encompassing its geographical attributes, operational processes, and interconnections. The contract for this project amounts to 7 crores.

  • The Urban Spatial 3D Digital Twin will serve as a comprehensive representation of Varanasi’s real-world environment, enabling targeted interventions to address issues such as traffic congestion, logistics, mobility, solid waste management, urban flooding, and tourism promotion. By integrating manned aerial LiDAR mapping, terrestrial mobile LiDAR, and 360-degree street panoramic imagery, the project ensures a high level of accuracy and detail in the city model. The Genesys constellation of sensors is creating a nationwide urban digital twin.
  • Genesys has also completed mapping around 1500 towns and cities as part of its street imaging program and partners with Google Maps for the same.
  • One of the primary goals of this initiative is to enhance governance through a geo-enabled Decision Support System (DSS), promoting collaboration and communication among government departments. By providing analytical mapping capabilities, the project facilitates responsive coordination and intelligent decision-making within departments.

Commenting on the order win, Mr. Sajid Malik, CMD of Genesys International Corporation, stated, “It is a significant milestone for us to Digital Twin Varanasi. Our 3D city data will be integrated into various development schemes and projects. The simulation capabilities offered by the Digital Twin will aid urban planning efforts, enabling predictive visualization of infrastructure projects such as flyovers, foot over bridges, and road-widening. Additionally, the precise elevation models provided by LiDAR technology will lay the groundwork for ambitious waterways transport projects.

The Urban Spatial 3D Digital Twin project represents a transformative leap towards a smarter, more resilient Varanasi, equipped to address present and future urban challenges. By harnessing advanced spatial technology, Varanasi aims to emerge as a model for sustainable urban development and efficient governance.


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