Srinagar, Oct 21: Authorities are mulling to digitalize the addresses of offices, households and other premises in Srinagar under Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping system project launched by Srinagar Smart City Limited.
The project is being carried out by Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL), Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), in collaboration with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, New Delhi, and GeoVista.
Top official associated with the SSCL, said that under this project of GIS mapping all the households, establishments, shops, and other premises within Srinagar vicinity will have a GIS-based door numbering system, that is a unique digital address.
“Under GIS numbering system all the places will have QR based and GIS-based addresses. The areas falling under the project will be named and numbered and then a unique digital address will be allotted to the premises,” official said.
He said that the GIS mapping project will be beneficial for emergency services also, apart from it the system would make the delivery system efficient in cases of whether drainage, sanitation, snow clearance, ration distribution, electricity supply, or road network.
“The project is going to change the work system in Srinagar with regard to doing and providing the service to the people. The GIS mapping system will help in providing quick response to any disaster as the address can be shared with the hospital, fire service, and other emergency departments,” he said.
For the project, all the departments under the project will collectively conduct the survey to collect the data and accordingly digital addresses will be installed at every house and other premises in the city.