Maharashtra To Deploy Everbridge’s Public Safety Solution To Protect 150 Million Annual Tourists

Sapna Bhardwaj
Sapna Bhardwaj May 17 2022 - 4 min read
Maharashtra To Deploy Everbridge’s Public Safety Solution To Protect 150 Million Annual Tourists
India’s second most populous state Maharashtra has selected Everbridge to provide emergency preparedness and response solutions.

The Government of Maharashtra has picked Everbridge’s Previstar Continual Preparedness System (CPS) solution to help the State’s Relief and Rehabilitation Department to create dynamic plans, manage disasters, and provide decision support along with situational awareness throughout a critical incident’s life-cycle. In doing so, Maharashtra becomes the seventh state in India to adopt Everbridge’s Public Safety Solutions, along with Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and West Bengal.

Following crises such as massive floods in 2021, Maharashtra undertook an initiative to implement an Incident Planning and Response System that would bring together stakeholders and support agencies including Police, Fire, Public Works, and Health under one platform, and to provide one common operating picture, to respond to any disaster in a unified manner.

The state partnered with Everbridge to leverage its Previstar CPS to create a comprehensive incident management platform that puts their plans into action, tracks activities, mobilizes resources, and enables decision support.

Speaking during the recent Maharashtra Day, Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari mentioned the State’s vision to achieve Zero Death by operationalizing a statewide Incident Response System (IRS).

Valerie Risk, Vice President Public Safety Solutions, Everbridge, “We are honoured to support Maharashtra on the evolution of its state wide emergency preparedness and capacity building as the government institutionalised an Incident Response System.”

Himadri Banerjee, Global Director, Everbridge’s Previstar said, “As we have demonstrated in India and in countries around the world, our public safety platform promotes effective disaster management and greater safety for the millions of people living in the region.”

The deployment of Maharashtra’s emergency and disaster management system expands on Everbridge’s position as the global leader in population-wide Public Warning and Public Safety Solutions. More local, state and national governments across the globe deploy the Everbridge Public Safety solutions than any other provider, offering government agencies the ability to save time and save lives. Its platform reaches residents and travellers in more than 200 countries and territories in case of natural disasters such as floods, severe storms, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and wildfires; manmade threats such as geo-political, terrorist attacks, and industrial accidents; and digital threats such as ransomware, cyberattacks and IT disruptions.

Everbridge tweeted, “As we have demonstrated in India and in countries around the world, our public safety platform promotes effective disaster management and greater safety for the millions of people living in the region.”

Everbridge is the global leader in critical event management (CEM) and national public safety software solutions announced that the Indian State of Maharashtra selected the company’s Incident Response Solutions to help governments plan for, respond to, and recover from any disaster. Home to a combined 150 million residents and annual tourists, Maharashtra is the second-most populous state in India, and its capital Mumbai is the most populous city in the country.

Everbridge Incorporated is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to Keep People Safe and Organizations Running. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks, product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 6,200 customers in 76 countries rely on the company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication modalities, and track progress on executing response plans.

Maharashtra is a state in the western peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan Plateau. Maharashtra is the second-most populous state in India and the second-most populous country subdivision globally. The economy of Maharashtra is driven by manufacturing, international trade, mass media  such television, motion pictures, video games, recorded music, aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion, apparel, and tourism. Maharashtra is the most industrialised state and has maintained the leading position in the industrial sector in India. The State is a pioneer in small scale industries. Mumbai, the capital of the state and the financial capital of India, houses the headquarters of most of the major corporate and financial institutions. India's main stock exchanges and capital market and commodity exchanges are located in Mumbai. The state continues to attract industrial investments from domestic as well as foreign institutions. Maharashtra has the largest proportion of taxpayers in India and its share markets transact almost 70 per cent of the country's stocks. With more than half the population being rural, agriculture and allied industries play an important role in the state’s economy and source of income for the rural population. Maharashtra has an above-average knowledge industry in India with the Pune Metropolitan area being the leading IT hub in the state.

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