Delhi set to launch geo-spatial data project
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 00:00
New Delhi: Delhi Government is all set to launch its ambitious IT project under which all underground and overground assets like telephone lines, water pipes and other public utilities have been mapped in three-dimensional digital format.

The Delhi Assembly today unanimously passed the Geo-spatial Data Infrastructure (Management, Control, Administration, Security and Safety) Bill which seeks to ensure that each of the 30 selected agencies becomes the part of the project.

Under the project, the government will soon unveil a unique portal comprising images and digital details of all the overground and underground utilities and it will be made available to 30 departments of the city government.

The bill was moved by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the House on Monday.

Under the project, a common and integrated Geographic Information System (GIS) will be made available to the departments to design and implement various projects.

Dikshit said Bill aims at "creating, updating, managing and sharing geo-spatial data and application among various agencies which will serve as a base for planning and execution of various projects by various departments. Under the project it was conceived to have a common and integrated Geographic Information System (GIS).

The Chief Minister stated that 30 agencies rendering services of public utility have been brought under the ambit of the project.

The Bill makes the utilisation and application of the geo-spatial data compulsory and mandatory. In order to have proper coordination the Bill envisages creation of a Regulatory Authority headed by the Chief Secretary.

Officials had earlier said that the Delhi State Spatial Data Infrastructure (DSSDI) project is one of its kind in the entire world in which all the underground utilities in the city are being mapped using state-of-art technology of 'ground probing radars'.

The portal is expected to help in ensuring a better work culture in the capital city as all records and data will be available on fingertips to effectively implement the schemes and policies resulting in fulfilling aspirations of people.


First Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 00:00

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