Developed using Global Positioning System, it has all details about city
Foldable and handy, it is brought out by STRIVE
UDA seeks support to improve greenery
VIJAYAWADA: The city finally has a map that is updated with all details of new localities, streets and outgrowths. The map has been developed by using Global Positioning System (GPS) and printed with utility information pertaining to hotels, hospitals, major landmarks, existing as well as proposed roads, tourist places, schools and colleges, post offices, police stations and so on.
The map, which is foldable and handy, has been brought out by Strategic Team for Reinforcement and Improvement of Vijayawada Ecology (STRIVE), an organisation launched by a group of individuals from different walks of life for betterment of the city, with the support of the State Bank of India. The resources of Efftronics Systems Private Limited have been used in bringing it out.
It would be available in all leading book stores and posted on the web as well, according to STRIVE convener and physician C. Nageswara Rao.
Police Commissioner K.V. Rajendranath Reddy, who formally released the map at a function on Wednesday evening, felt that a comprehensive map of the city would be of great help not just to the people coming from other places but to locals as well. The city was developing rapidly, and there was a strong need to improve infrastructure by using modern gadgets.
“We plan to install closed circuit cameras at six different localities in the city and connect them to the police control room. These cameras will work round the clock and the footage would be of help to us in nabbing the culprits in the event of any untoward incident in that particular area,” he explained.
Mr. Reddy said there was also a proposal to synchronise all traffic signals in the city, which would reduce inconvenience to road users. He admitted that there was a lot to do on the traffic front.
Y.S.B.S. Vittal, Vice-Chairman of the Vijayawada Guntur Tenali Mangalagiri – Urban Development Authority (VGTM-UDA), underscored the need for improving vegetation to balance ecology in the city. Seeking the support of service organisations for improving greenery, he said that the UDA had plans to allocate land for parks at different locations in the city.
Mr. Vittal felt the need to create awareness among parents about the congested environs of corporate colleges. “We have to make the parents bring pressure on the managements to relocate their colleges to spacious premises,” he opined.
SBI Deputy General Manager Ravindra Joshi presided over the meeting.