Coimbatore

Corporation geo-tags Smart Cities project areas, reserved sites

Coimbatore Corporation begins to geo-tag the locations where it implements Smart Cities Mission projects.

Coimbatore Corporation begins to geo-tag the locations where it implements Smart Cities Mission projects.   | Photo Credit: M_PERIASAMY

The civic body engages a German agency for the purpose

The civic body has embarked on a project to map the Smart Cities Mission project areas and reserved sites.

Sources familiar with the development said the Corporation had engaged the German agency Deutsche Gessellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmBH India for the purpose. On behalf of the Corporation, the GIZ would geo-tag the areas where the Corporation executed the Smart Cities Mission projects – the eight lakes, example. The GIZ would use its software to plot the latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates of the areas.

Likewise the German agency would also mark the coordinates for reserved sites earmarked for development as parks.

To start with the Corporation had asked the agency to take up the work on a pilot basis in Wards 16 and 17 (Vadavalli) and based on the outcome, expand the exercise to the remaining 98 wards.

The sources said that thus far the Corporation had only a list of reserved sites, ward-wise but the geo-tagging exercise would help the Corporation have the area and extent of each of the reserved sites.

The Corporation would then share the details with the Registration Department to prevent encroachments or illegal sale of such reserved sites.

In a related development, the Commissionerate of Municipal Administration, Coimbatore Corporation and GIZ signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three Smart Cities Mission projects – sustainable urban development, integrated and sustainable urban transport systems and climate smart cities.

The sustainable urban development project aimed at supporting state governments and cities in proving planning and implementation of sustainable and integrated urban development solutions. The sustainable urban transport aimed at development of mechanisms and tools for integrated urban transport planning in connection with land use planning for improving non-motorised and low-carbon transport and road safety.

And, the climate smart cities was aimed at providing climate sensitive solutions in urban development, the sources added.

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