Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 13
The UT Administration has completed the mapping of Chandigarh on the basis of the Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology.
“This technology will help in generating three-dimensional information and high accuracy map of any area,” said Nitika Pawar, Director, Information Technology, during a presentation at the launch of a state-level “Gati Shakti Project - National Master Plan” here today.
Nitika said the project would prove beneficial in various aspects such as mapping of road networks, traffic management, spatial representation of diseases, study of disease pattern, urban mapping, tourist inflow mapping, site suitability analysis for schools/education centres and identifying fastest route to the place of crime. A complete map with information would be ready by October-end, she said.
Meanwhile, Anindita Mitra, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, gave a presentation on the Integrated Command and Control Centre, which will act as a nerve centre of the city, connecting all important parts of the citizen service delivery system. The centre will integrate basic utilities like water, electricity, sewage, solid waste management, street light management, emergency services such as disaster management and 112 call centre. It will also be integrated with the public bike-sharing project, parking facilities and CTU buses for effective management of traffic and transportation across the city.
During a presentation on Intelligent Transport System, Pradhuman Singh, Director, Transport, highlighted a that a state-of-the-art Command Control Centre was built to monitor the city bus operations in real time at the ISBT, Sector 43. Smart cards will be used by city commuters for e-ticketing as well as concessional travel.
UT Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit attended the live streaming of the Prime Minister’s inaugural address during the launch of Gati Shakti in the presence of UT Adviser Dharam Pal.
Purohit congratulated the Prime Minister for taking transformative steps towards the development of Modern India. He said, “Under his guidance, I am certain we will be able to enhance our country’s global competitiveness.”
Benefits of project
It will prove beneficial in mapping of road networks, traffic management, ‘spatial representation of diseases’, study of disease pattern, urban mapping, tourist inflow mapping, site suitability analysis for schools/education centres and identifying fastest route to the place of crime.
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