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Pune Municipal Corporation to cover city under geographic information system

Residents will be able to get locations, facilities, basic services at one click while using app

pune Updated: Jan 25, 2018 15:20 IST
Abhay Khairnar
Abhay Khairnar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Pune Municipal Corporation building in Pune.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Pune has joined the many municipal corporations across the country and the world over to improve their day-to-day functions and services with the help of information technology. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to do GIS (geographic information system) mapping of all its services, including sewage, water supply lines and properties. It will help the civic administration undertake various development and repairing works in an all-inclusive manner.

Pune municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar said that almost 90 per cent work has been completed and the facility will be fully operational soon. The PMC has integrated all the departments at the centralised GIS platform which will help to identify all the services network, including electricity, drainage, water and garbage plants.

Kumar said, “If any tourist or citizen in the city wants to visit only the heritage places, he or she will get locations of all the heritage properties information in one click. Residents can also identify schools and other basic infrastructure at in specific areas.”

The PMC is developing the website https://gis.pmc.gov.in/home/index for the facility and the portal is available for public and administrative use.

PMC IT department head Rahul Jagtap said that earlier all the departments were working in isolation and creating their own data but there was no centralised platform. The centralised platform set up by the civic administration covering various departments has almost 120 layers of information available with various departments.

Some of the layers are confidential with access for administration only.

The PMC did not have maps of various services like electricity, disaster management, slums, PMC-owned properties, fire stations and other information. The GIS platform will provide information of these departments under one roof.

“The GIS mapping system will be helpful for engineering works. While preparing the development plan (DP), engineers will get all the information at one click. Even while carrying any repairing works, they will come to know whether there is a need to do the work and when was the last work carried out at the same place. Not only PMC but many other services like blood banks and government offices are all marked in the GIS mapping,” said Jagtap.

First Published: Jan 25, 2018 15:15 IST