Esri in talks with KMC to offer solution for seasonal waterlogging

Esri is also focusing on the GIS implementation in digital land record management and disaster management in Bengal, says Esri India president.

Esri in talks with KMC to offer solution for seasonal waterlogging
Esri in talks with KMC to offer solution for seasonal waterlogging

Esri in talks with KMC to offer solution for seasonal waterlogging

Kolkata: To work and provide a solution for the perennial problem of waterlogging in Kolkata, Esri India president, Agendra Kumar said that GIS can help the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) in finding a solution, according to a TOI report.

Almost a week after a two-day spell of incessant torrential rain triggered heavy inundation in several pockets of the city, Kumar said that civic authorities can identify the low-lying areas prone to waterlogging with the help of 3D map and use geo-design — a feature of the GIS technology — to create new drainage network or de-silt the clogged ones across the city.

Kumar, who was in the city for Esri India users’ conference said, “With the application of our new technology sensors, the authorities can detect any blockage or leakage in the sewer lines, and can take appropriate actions to fix the problem. The process will not only limit human intervention in sewers, but also find blemishes on the entire sewerage network simultaneously in a jiffy.”

“We are holding talks with the urban development, disaster management departments and Kolkata Municipal Corporation about the digital way to tide over water-logging and they sound positive about it. The urban development department is mulling over its implementation,” said Kumar.

Taking a cue from Centre’s ‘Digital India’ mission, Esri India is focusing on the GIS implementation in digital land record management and disaster management in Bengal. “We are also approaching the state government to come up with a GIS-based web portal with information relevant for both the public and government officials. Talks are going on with various government departments in this regard,” said Kumar.