The DVDs, with the content in PDF format, are likely to be available by the end of the month at a nominal cost, say authorities

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is planning to make available the Master Plan in DVD format before the month-end.

Though the price of the DVD copies has not been finalised, authorities say it will be ‘very nominal’.

The Metropolitan Development Plan-2031 for Hyderabad Metropolitan Region was notified in the last week of January and copies have been put on display for general public at the HMDA office and also on the website.

In a fortnight

Now, the Authority is in the process of getting the Master Plan on DVD and plans to make around 5,000 copies in the next fortnight. The Plan would be available with a view option only i.e., without copy and print option.

The output is being provided in the PDF format.

Password protection

The HMDA has decided to assign the task of preparing the DVDs to an outside agency and has called for tenders from interested parties.

The agency will have to ensure that the DVD cannot be duplicated and for the purpose, create a unique password for a set of 50 DVDs each and also for the PDF file.

The DVD will have a total file size of 3.70 GB and comprise 31 various sizes of Land Use maps along with Zoning and Development Promotion Regulations.

“We are hopeful of getting the DVDs in a fortnight time and immediately will be able to offer them to interested persons,” said an official.

Hard copies on sale this week

Meanwhile, the HMDA has got the work on hard copies of Land Use maps of the Master Plan completed and the same is to be put on sale either from Thursday or Friday.

The copies have maps of 35 mandals, worked out into 30 sheets .

About 1,000 sets of the same have been procured.

“A decision on the pricing of these sets is to be taken today and we are looking at making them available either from tomorrow or at the most, the day after,” the official added.

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