GIS-based Master Plan of an Indian city to include details at house level

The new plan will include the cities Ghaziabad, Modinagar and Loni areas. The report is expected to be completed within 540 days.

GIS-based Master Plan of an Indian city to include details at house level
GIS-based Master Plan of an Indian city to include details at house level

GIS-based Master Plan of an Indian city to include details at house level  

The draft GIS-based Master Plan-2031 for the city of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, India is all set to include the feature which will offer all official details of each housing unit in the district at the click of a button. The new plan will include the cities Ghaziabad, Modinagar and Loni areas. The report is expected to be completed within 540 days.

The Hindustan Times quoted GDA chief architect and town planner Asheesh Shivpuri as saying that under the new feature every housing unit in Ghaziabad will be identified and all details of the property will be made available online under one head. The details will be available on the GDA website.

It will also help the authorities manage real estate, manage land use and check illegal activities in different areas. The feature will also help them readily share relevant details with the municipal corporation, discom etc. He added that all the housing, whether legal or illegal, will be included in the new plan.

Officials of DDF Consultants Pvt Ltd (DDFCPL) said that to develop the GIS-based plan, they will obtain satellite images from Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Agency.

DDFCL senior manager (urban planning) Sunil V Popli said that the maps obtained from the agency (GDA) will indicate the number of buildings present in different areas. After this, they will deploy manpower for on-ground survey covering each household.

The official added that the existing maps can only indicate a building, but on ground that building may have several flats or housing units. So, these details will be ascertained with the help of a survey.