How ParkingRhino Powered The Biggest Event In India: Kumbhmela
Most of you must be aware of Kumbh Mela ( a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred or holy river). Because of its massive scale and participation, the event is called as the largest event in India.
In 2019, the Kumbhmela took place in Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) for 48 days. The event fetched more than 150 million pilgrims and the preparations included Rs 42,000 million temporary city over 2,500 hectares with 122,000 temporary toilets and range of accommodation from simple dormitory tents to 5 Star tents, 800 special trains by the Indian Railway.
The magnificent holy impact this event brings holds a very special place for Indians. We were proud to be the official parking partner to streamline the entire parking operation of Kumbhmela, 2019.
We had to empower +800K vehicles across 95 parking locations using 18 satellite parking space with executive facilities. The challenging part here was to minimize the manual efforts and maximize digital ease. And, we take pride in being the smart data platform solving mobility use cases using data.
How did we transform the parking experience through digitization?
We had geo-fenced the parking location with IoT and mobile app based on smart parking technology. The app could sense the real-time occupancy and could send real-time alerts with traffic information to maximize operational efficiency with analytics.
The data layer integrates seamlessly with existing sensors, parking meters, legacy systems for tracking both current and past data of parking. With our full stack approach, our real-time guidance smoothly streamlined the parking challenge for such a big event. We are looking forward to supporting and empowering the next cycle of Kumbhmela. Also, we are closely supporting 5 smart city projects in India. We believe the true patriotism is to serve the minute societal problems that could bring a monumental impact for the future.